Are you thinking of buying a new vacuum cleaner or a special carpet cleaner? Are you considering going in for professional carpet cleaning? You have to remember that you cannot call in professionals on a daily or weekly basis unless you have the money and the time to splurge on it. The practical approach is to maintain a regular vacuuming and steam cleaning schedule, and call in a professional carpet cleaner once in three months or six months to give a thorough cleaning.

Before you venture out to equip yourself with a vacuum cleaner, you need to know that there are several models with mind-boggling features that are sure to get you confused. Keep your head clear and focus on just these points:

1. Lightweight or heavyweight

2. Bagged or Bagless

3. Filtration Method

4. Power

5. Suction Capabilities

6. Edge Cleaning Capabilities

The first two basically depend on what you are comfortable with. If you would rather not cart around a heavy model and will find it difficult to store, you should go in for a lightweight model. Bagged models are easier to clean and the latest models come with 'Full' Indicators. But if you would like to see the dirt accumulate in the transparent dust cup, the bagless model is the one for you.

The vacuum cleaner should have a really good filtration method, and a fair amount of power and suction capabilities to pull out the dirt and grime from deep under your carpet, and also to reach those hidden nooks and crannies. But don't get carried away with sales pitches. Only buy those extra fittings that you are sure you will use.

You could also opt for a vapor steam cleaner or carpet steam cleaner. The former can reach hard to reach spots and sanitize without the use of chemicals. Although it is a healthier and more eco-friendly option, it is not as effective as a carpet steam cleaner.

A carpet steam cleaner is by far the best and most effective of all carpet cleaning methods. It forces hot water, sometimes mixed with a treatment agent, right into the carpet fibres dislodging grime and dried spots. Then it sucks out the dirty water along with the dust particles into a tank. There is also the dry method of extraction, where absorbent pads will rub dry foam into the carpet using a spinning action. This loosens up the dirt and makes it easy to be vacuumed up.

Whatever carpet cleaner or vacuum cleaner you buy, remember to check the warranty period and what is covered by warranty. And also ask about all the little parts that may need to be serviced or replaced at periodic intervals.

A professional cleaning is a must at least once in three months to keep your carpet clean, which translates into a healthy and hygienic atmosphere for you and your family.

When choosing a professional carpet cleaner, keep these tips in mind:

• Cost of entire process + any hidden costs.

• Time taken for the process to be completed - including drying out time.

• The chemicals & deodorizers used with special emphasis on whether they are safe for you, your children, and pets.

• Are they recommended by a friend or family member? Run a background check in any case before letting them into your house.

• Give them all details about your carpet's colour, texture, etc, so they come with the appropriate cleaning agents to avoid irreparable harm to your carpet.

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