Hand Held Vacuums
As with the advancements in options of upright and canister vacuum cleaners hand held vacuum cleaners are joining in and offering many styles, models and options to choose from. Some of the features you may be familiar with a hand held vacuum are light weight, corded or cordless and the ability to mount on the wall. Cordless performance depends a lot on the charge of the battery, for small light cleanups they will do well and they come in handy when there are no plug-ins near by. As the battery power drops so does the suction power, and if you didn’t finish the job you will have to wait while the battery recharges.
Two styles of hand vacuums are; straight suction or suction with a power brush to agitate the carpet or upholstery for a deeper clean. Some hand held vacuums with the power brush work very well on pet hair whether it’s on the couch or the stairs. Other available attachments for the hand held vacuum include: a brush for upholstery, crevice tool, extension wand and a switch to lock the machine in the on position.
If you are considering a hand held vacuum determine its primary purpose; used occasionally on small jobs or as part of regular cleaning doing this will better guide you to selecting the right model.