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Why Doesn’t My Vacuum Cleaner Work?

Broken Vacuum CleanerNo surprise, that’s a question we hear a lot around here, followed by, “And what can I do about it?” Sometimes the answers are complicated. Other times, they’re pretty simpe. On that side, here are some things you can do yourself to see check why your vacuum may not be working as you expect, and what you can do about them.

It’s lost suction and is not picking up.

It could be that you have plenty of suction, but the brush is not working. Take off the brush and feel the end of the hose. If the suction seems right, the brush may need replacing, or it could have an obstruction that prevents it from turning (see below). Continue reading

Top 5 Things to Consider When Buying an Air Purifier

Air PurifierWe’re gratified by the reception of our Allergy Relief Workshops, and want to thank everyone who took the time to come by. We also want to thank Herman Pihltrad, president of Blueair US, for a really informative presentation on portable air purifiers and indoor air quality.

For those of you who missed the workshops, here’s a summary of the top 5 things you need to consider when choosing a portable air purifier. Continue reading

Apps to Match Paint Colors to Your Miele Vacuum

Match Your Miele ColorDid you ever look at your Miele vacuum and think, “How would that color look in the playroom?” or “That would be a terrific color for the accent wall in the guest room!” Miele’s unique colors, like the Miele Cat & Dog canister’s Koi Orange, the Almond Brown of the Miele Topaz and the Spring Blue of the Miele Jazz, really get the creative juices flowing.

But how do you match or find complements to those colors from available paints? Surprise! There’s an app for that! Three, in fact, that we know of. Continue reading

Tips for Cleaning Hardwood Floors

Clean Wood FloorHardwood floors are becoming the first choice for many homes. The beauty of fine hardwood adds a subtle yet distinctive look to the design of any room. Equally appealing is the seemingly easy care offered by hardwood. But “easy care” doesn’t mean “no care.”

Hardwood floors need to be cleaned regularly, to remove dust and dirt particles before they can scratch and dull the finish. Regular vacuuming will do the trick, but you need to be sure you’re using a soft-bristled floor tool designed for dusting floors. Otherwise you risk dulling the finish or even scratching the floor as you vacuum. Continue reading