Vacuum Cleaner Certifications and Seals of Approval

by Zack 12. June 2013 02:12

Miele Vacuums awarded the Good Housekeeping Award for multiple years, many available at eVacuumStore.com!

Ever wondered what those small images on the side of your vacuum box meant?  We've all noticed them in passing, those oval-shaped bubbles with words we don't care to investigate.  Luckily for you, we're here to tell you exactly what the seal on your vacuum box means.  Since 1909, Good Housekeeping magazine has been evaluating and rating apppliances and items in order to guarantee the consumer is receiving the best product possible.

In terms of vacuums, Good Housekeeping looks for durability and a high cleaning performance when stamping their seal of approval.  One brand that is consistently approved with the Good Housekeeping Seal is Miele.  Not only does Miele vacuums manufacture a durable product, but it is also top of the line in terms of filtration and suction control.

But what does this seal do?  Well, Good Housekeeping believes in each of its approved products so much, that it guarantees a two-year limited warranty when purchased from an authorized dealer, such as ourselves.  If a part is defective, Good Housekeeping will replace or repair the part or refund the purchase price.

Here is a list of Miele Vacuums to which the Good Housekeeping seal applies:

Canister Vacuums Upright Vacuums
S2121 Olympus S7210 Twist
S2121 Capri S7260 Cat&Dog
S2181 Titan S7280 Jazz
S2121 Delphi S7580 Swing
S8590 Alize S7580 AutoEco
S8380 Cat & Dog
S8990 UniQ  
S8590 Marin  
S8390 Kona  
S6270 Onyx  
S6270 Quartz  
S8390 Calima  
S6270 Topaz  


 

J.D. Power and Associates review and rate vacuum cleaners like the Miele Upright and Miele Canister Vacuums, available at eVacuumStore.com!Another seal you might find on your vacuum box is one by J.D. Power & Associates.  Known for their consumer ratings and awards, J.D. Power & Associates rates everything from cars to healthcare plans.  The company was founded in 1968 as a way to control product quality and review buyer behavior.  According to consumer customer satisfaction surveys, Miele has rated the highest in customer satisfaction in uprights for two years in a row and canisters for one year.

With both seals, you can be guaranteed that you're purchasing a vacuum of impeccable quality and a terrific track record across business and consumer reports. With J.D. & Associates' high-standing reputation and Good Housekeeping's two-year limited warranty, there'll be no need to worry about how your vacuum will fair after a few months of cleaning.

Carpet and Rug Institute CRI Seal of Approval awarded to many of the vacuum cleaners sold at eVacuumStore.com! Only with HEPA Filtration can you expect the highest quality air purification from a vacuum cleaner! Many sold at eVacuumStore.com!

Other certifications and seals of approval include HEPA Filtration (High Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration), a certification applied to vacuum cleaner filters that are among the highest-rated in the industry, the CRI (Carpet and Rug Institute) Green Label Seal of Approval, a certification awarded to vacuum cleaners tested by the Carpet and Rug Institute and measuring highly in the categories of Soil Removal, Dust Containment, and Carpet Appearance Retention.

***For more information on any of these seals and certifications, please call our customer service department at 1-866-972-8227.

 

Vacuum Cleaners Going Green

by Zack 9. August 2012 08:54

Green Vacuum

In order to move towards a more sustainable future, Green Seal and other related companies are working in an eco-friendly manner to expedite the process.  The floor cleaning industry is working together to provide green cleaning alternatives to abide by standards set by the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) and Leaders in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).  Vacuum cleaners are no exception.  In fact, vacuum cleaners are one of the major frontiers being explored regarding the expansion of environmentally friendly products.

The CRI categorizes vacuum cleaners into three levels based on certain factors that pertain to reducing emissions while cleaning with high efficiency.  These three levels of classifications are gold, silver and bronze, each of which has their own requirements that a vacuum cleaner must meet to be considered.  A bronze level vacuum must clean up 40 to 49 percent of soil and its emissions must hold particles less than or equal to 100 micrograms.  A silver level vacuum must meet the same emission requirements but must also remove 50-54% of soil.  For a vacuum cleaner to be classified in the gold level it must get rid of greater than 54 percent of soil and contain particles less than or equal to 35 micrograms within its emissions.  All of these statistics are calculated in a testing environment sanctioned by the CRI.  Among these tests, vacuums must also not alter the texture of a carpet or rug based on a simulation of a single year of cleaning.

There are obvious benefits found from using a CRI approved vacuum cleaner, validating why Green Seal recommends them so highly.  They encourage individuals to clean with machines containing only high-efficiency filters which have a vacuum bag, in order to help guarantee the best possible air quality for the home or business in question.  Green Seal advises that vacuum cleaner bags should be emptied when they are half full, as this helps to further prevent the escaping of harmful particles into the air.  Filtration is one of the primary factors to concern oneself with when in the market for a new sweeper, especially if allergies and asthma are an issue.  However, as outlined by LEED requirements, a green vacuum cleaner must operate at less the 70 decibels in order to keep noise pollution to a minimum.  Green Seal urges consumers to stray from cleaning products like dusters and move more towards self-contained vacuums in order to trap particles as opposed to circulating them.

Green vacuums are some of the best options to consider regarding floor care products of any kind.  They guarantee increased suction power with lowered emissions which means cleaner floors and better air quality.  Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner this style of vacuum cleaner is sure to meet your specific needs and then some.  College students are also encouraged to make use of these eco-friendly machines as most colleges attempt to go green.  The low sound output from these sweepers make them the ideal sweepers for college dorm rooms and apartments, as they are less likely to disturb others.  The advancement in filtration and technology in general has been a beneficial process for the vacuum cleaner and there are certainly more improvements to come in the near future.

Tips for Green Cleaning

by Matt 8. May 2012 03:18

Green Seal

In Green maintenance the primary effort should be pollution prevention measures.  One of the goals of green cleaning is to protect the health of the building occupants, visitors and cleaning personnel .The term ‘green’ cleaning is the need to clean up the commonly used products that contain or leave environmental pollutants that may cause harm.  Green cleaning is a benefit to the environment and protects vulnerable populations including the elderly, infirm, and children.  People are protected from toxic chemicals, gases or vapors, that can attribute to depression, asthma, allergies and some cancers.  Going Green is about removing pollution not adding to it.  Selection of environmentally preferable products and equipment is essential.  Most green cleaners are as effective as traditional cleaners when used properly.  Look for a GreenSeal or Eco Logo product that adheres to strict standards.  Adding extra amounts of concentrated cleaning products does not make the work go better or faster.  Over use wastes products and raises the cost of chemicals. 

Before starting to clean, read product and equipment labels and usage instructions.  Wear protective equipment which may include rubber type gloves, goggles, dust masks or ear plugs.  Special care is needed for highly concentrated cleaning products.  These products reduce actual cost compared to less concentrated alternatives.  Products should always be diluted accurately according to manufacturer’s directions.  Keep entry areas cleaned and vacuumed this will reduce potential bacterial and fungal growth.  Regularly sanitize or disinfect touch points on door handles and telephone receivers.

For commercial facilities and homes select appropriate highly efficiently green commercial vacuum cleaners certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute and ensure they stay in good working order by changing belts, bags and filters when needed. Make sure that the vacuum pick up is working properly and that holes or leaks in wands, hoses, or other attachments are not decreasing suction.  If necessary have the vacuum professionally serviced by an authorized repair center.  Empty and replace vacuum bags when half full and use and maintain the correct bags and filters.  Bagless vacuums also have filters that need cleaning or changing to maintain performance.  It is preferable to conduct major cleaning activities when occupancy is low.  Floor maintenancecan make an enormous impact on health and the environment. Carpet care for green cleaning is similar in most cases with those of a traditional program.  When carpets need to be cleaned use biodegradable solutions and shampoos, and increase ventilation, open windows and use fans to dry carpets quickly.

The Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, has found that using Green cleaners, companies can see a reduction in costs.  Green cleaning can lead to an improvement in health, climate, and the quality of life. With Green cleaning we can make a difference in the world.


 

 

Try New Products for Spring Cleaning

by Matt 17. March 2012 04:18

 

Try new cleaning products that can help you achieve a clean and organized home.  Leave your hands free by using a carry all apron to put your essential spring cleaning supplies in as you go room to room.  The Bona Micro Plus Cloth is super absorbent and when used with Bona Cleaners this combination eliminate grease and other tough stains.  Clean the toaster, microwave, can opener, and other appliances kept on the countertop. Cleaning supplies should be stored away from areas where pets and small children will have contact with them.  For granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances an all purpose cleaner to use is Stain X granite and stainless steel polish and cleaner, the only all purpose polish available without silicone, protects and polishes in one easy step.

You may have to clean your floors more frequently if you have kids and pets. Protecting your hardwood floors is simple. Use products that are safe for your family and the environment. Bona Stone Tile and Laminate Floor Kit is a good choice for easy safe maintenance of all hard surface floors.  Also available Bona Hardwood Floor Cleaner specifically formulated to clean all polyurethane finished wood floors and factory pre-finished wood floors. Bona Stone, Tile & Laminate mop cartridge refill is also available.

To manage pet hair on floors, furniture, and clothing place an old sheet or towel at your pet’s favorite spot. Periodically shake it outside to remove most of the hair before vacuuming. Choose a vacuum with a HEPA filter.  A product such as Hoover Second Notice Pet Soil and Odor Remover for Carpet and Upholstery can penetrate deep into carpets and upholstery fibers to remove tough pet stains.

This year try some green friendly products. Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green Vacuum Cleaner is 55% plastic made from recycled material.  This Vacuum has a washable HEPA filter to wash and reuse for less waste.  The Reliable Steamboy Floor Steam Mop is a chemical-free floor steam mop, a safe way to clean your home and protect our environment.


 

The New Electrolux S-Bag Green

by tyler 2. March 2012 08:30

 

 

There are so many bags available for the modern line of Electrolux canister vacuums and with the release of the Electrolux JetMaxx Green comes the Electrolux S-Bag Green, a completely biodegradable vacuum cleaner bag for your Electrolux sweeper. The S-Bag Green offers a 100% natural material that is completely hygienic and enhances your cleaning experience. These resistant bags also offer up to 50% longer life than the leading generic bags for the Electrolux oxygen and harmony canister vacuums. 

The S-Bag green is an innovative dust bag in unbleached biodegradable material. These bags are made from renewable resources and offer exceptional performance in your vacuum and help to reduce your carbon footprint. These new bags from Electrolux also offer maximum suction power with a 15% larger bag capacity that cannot be matched by any other vacuum cleaner bag. 

These new S-Bags are designed to fit all Electrolux Oxygen and Harmony canister vacuums including the JetMaxx, ErgoSpace, UltraSilencer, DeepClean, UltraOne, Maximus and more!

Find the Electrolux S-Bag Green at eVacuumStore today!

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Do it your self vacuum cleaner repair is now easier by being able to match the parts you need to our exclusive detailed parts diagrams and schematics.  This will let you know you are getting the right part the fist time which saves time and money.  We always recommend that you unplug your machine before performing any repair and if you do not know what you are doing we advise bringing your vacuum to an authorized repair shop.

 

We carry a large selection of vacuum cleaners types such as: commercial, upright, canister, handheld, stick brooms, steam vacs, and wet dry vacuums.  We also carry vacuum cleaner bags and filters to fit every model.

 

For all of your central vacuum, and installations needs, we have everything from new construction installations kits to specific fittings for pipe repair.  Our featured Electrolux Quiet Clean central vacuum system is second to none. 

 

Our Air Purifiers and HEPA filter help to reduce allergies, asthma, and indoor air pollution.  Simply running a HEPA filter in your home all day will clean the air in your home and help to prevent an allergy or asthma attack.

It's the holiday season again! That means great Black Friday and Cyber Monday vacuum deals exclusively at eVacuumStore! Check them out today on our site!

 

 

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