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The Development Of Vacuum Cleaners

Aug 23, 2008
A vacuum cleaner is an absolute must have home appliance these days. All of us rely on our vacuum cleaner to help keep our homes free of dirt and dust, although how we go about it sometimes, doesn't give a lot of thought as to how efficient the vacuum cleaner really is.

Before electric vacuums were created, home cleaning was a tedious task. Back then, floors had to be cleaned with brushes, mops, and brooms. Rugs and carpets had to be removed from the floor, hung up outdoors, and beaten to get the dust out. Doing things this way involved a lot of time and effort and caused many health complaints.

The earlier inventions of non electric floor cleaning devices made home cleaning much easier. People started to look for ways to improve on the efficiency of these machines, which caused all types of contraptions to be invented.

Throughout the 100 year history of the vacuum cleaner, there have been all sorts of improvements. The very first electric vacuums were created in the early 1900s. In 1908, the Hoover Company built the first electric vacuum cleaner that used a cloth filter bag and cleaning attachments as well.

During the years that followed, many different designs and models were created, each one varying in weight, size, suction power, performance, and other features. With all of the designs that came out, the upright vacuum cleaner remained to be the most popular.

The latest upright vacuums that are available today will make cleaning a whole lot easier. They are very light and versatile, and come in both bagged and bagless designs. They also include tools that will help you remove dust from drapes, upholstery, and even get tricky and hard to reach places.

By owning a bagless vacuum, you won't ever have to buy vacuum bags again. When it comes time to empty the dirt container, you can empty it right into your garbage can.

You'll want to do this out in your yard or on the street in order to prevent the dust from getting back into your house. If you suffer from allergies, it's best to stay with a bagged unit. With bagged vacuum cleaners, the dust will stay in a sealed bag and then when it gets full, you can easily dispose of it without being exposed to dust.

When you buy a vacuum cleaner, it's very important to choose the best vacuum that will fit your home cleaning needs. You'll also need to think about carpets and rugs, hard floors, even stairs before you purchase your vacuum. This way, you'll be able to get the right vacuum with the right accessories for the job - which will save you a lot of time and effort when the time comes to clean your home.
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