Summer is over and it is time to start thinking about fall cleaning. Fall is the perfect season to get your home clean and cozy for winter and the holiday season and to complete household chores that may have been neglected during the summer. Here are 4 tools that you might consider as we approach the holiday season to get your house ship-shape and ready for entertaining.
Get A Central Vacuum System
If you don't already have a central vacuum system, this is a must-have! Nobody likes lugging around a vacuum cleaner from floor to floor, so why not make it easy on yourself by having a central vacuum system installed.
Many homeowners aren't even aware central vacuums are an option, and there are many misconceptions about how they work. Big name vacuum manufacturers make more money selling portable vacuum cleaners at more regular intervals than selling their central vacuum systems, so they do not heavily market central vacuums.
One of the most common misconceptions surrounding central vacuums is that installing a system in an existing home requires a major renovation and tearing down walls. This is simply not true - the only hole required is covered with an inlet backing plate, and the pipes are usually fed through an attic, basement or crawlspace.
Benefits of a Central Vacuum
The biggest benefit of central vacuum systems is that they provide more power than their canister and upright counterparts. Since their motor isn't limited in size by the task of having to be carried around, their motors can be up to 5 times as powerful as portable ones.
Although they are that powerful they aren't noisy. Since the motor is located away from the main living areas, the noise is muffled, and the suction gets significantly quieter.
Improved Air Quality
The system offers improved indoor air quality since they don't kick up dust like standard vacuum cleaners. They collect dirt into vents within the wall, which doesn't come into contact with the house air again. This rids the home of pollen, allergens, and dust, thus make it a healthy environment, even for people with asthma and allergies.
Due to their powerful suction, central vacuum systems clean more quickly and thoroughly. Since the hose and attachments are light and easy to carry, tthey make cleaning hidden areas easy. The different accessories and length of the hose make it easily possible to clean multiple areas all at once.
A High Return on Investment
Central Vacuums are worthwhile investments for homeowners. They increase the value of a home by a few thousand dollars. A central vacuum system can last up to five times longer than portable vacs and come with much more extended warranties.
Get a Steam Cleaner
Steam cleaners are quickly becoming one of the most popular ways to clean and sanitize your home. Most people don't realize how many uses it has. Here are a few ways you can use your steam cleaner for your fall cleanup.
- Clean grout and tile in your bathrooms
- Wipe down ceiling fans
- Sanitize light switches and door knobs
- Clean BBQ grills
- Clean the oven
- Disinfect pet cages
- Refresh outdoor furniture
- Eliminate refrigerator gunk
- Clean your baseboards
- Sanitize toilets
Eliminate hard water buildup
- Easy mattress deep cleaning
- Clothing wrinkle eliminator
- Toy disinfectant
- Sanitizing baby accessories
- Deep cleaning of your car
- Garbage can disinfectant
- Steam clean curtains
- Defrost your freezer in no time
- Clean upholstery
- Deep clean carpets and rugs
Get a Garage / Car Cleaning Kit
One of the most popular places that people like to fall clean is the garage and your car. Over the summer, the garage becomes a storage area for your toys and quickly becomes very dirty and disorderly. Here are a couple of ways to get your garage and car back onside.
- Install a wall-mounted garage utility central vacuum like the Cana-Vac UV4 Central Vacuum. It is great for garages, workshops and condo's. The unit is intended for the user to directly connect the hose to the vacuum. No plumbing required.
The package contains a 30 or 35 ft crush proof hose, 2 durable plastic wands, 12 inch floor brush, upholstery nozzle, dusting brush, crevice tool, caddy bag and 24 inch flexible crevice tool.
If you already have a central vacuum installed in your garage, then a garage / car cleaning kit is a necessity. The VPC Premium Garage / Car Cleaning Kit for Central Vacuum will allow you to do a deep clean for your garage as well as a full detailing of your car. This kit comes with:
- 30, 40 or 50 ft central vacuum hose
- 12" floor brush
- Dusting brush
- Upholstery brush
- Crevice tool
- Plastic telescopic wand
- Metal hose hanger
To keep your workshop or garage tidy another great option is the VPC Premium Wet/Dry Extension Hose and Cleaning Attachments. The packages comes with:
- 30, 40 or 50 ft commercial grade hose
- Floor Brush
- Crevice Tool
- 2-Piece Plastic Wand
- Upholstery Tool
- Hose Hanger
- Multi-Brand Tool Adaptors
The tank end is designed to fit all major brands of home shop vacuums including Shop Vac, Vacmaster, Ridgid, Craftsman, John Deere, Dura Vac, Stanley, Bosch, Ryobi, Makita, Festool, Fein, Cobalt and many other private brands typical of the 2 1/2 inch vacuum connection.