we have fairly plush carpet in half of the rooms of our rental. our vacuum is 'old', but with a new bag and cleaned brush/roller, it sucks pretty well. problem is, my carpel-tunnel kills me when i vacuum..is it the thicker carpet, making it harder to push the vacuum? or would a new vacuum glide easier, so i'm not forcing my forearms to work harder?
(our vacuum doesn't have a height-adjuster.)
if a new vacuum is the answer, any suggestions? (i don't want to spend tons of $$, since its only four rooms, and when we re-purchase in a year, we don't plan on having any carpeted rooms.)
We just bought the bottom of the line Electrolux at Lowes- it's a great little vacuum and very light weight. It works very well on wall to wall, tile, stone and hardwood. Not so great on area rugs- I also have a top of the line older Electrolux-it works great on everything. Like you, we are also renting a house that has carpet- the house we own does not, and we likely will not buy another home with carpeting-
Answer by Sisteract at 2:33 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
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Answer by Mom2Mikayla07 at 2:47 PM on Aug. 16, 2010
You should have an option on your vacuum for different length pile. So start by making sure your vacuum is on the right setting, whichwill make a big difference if it is not. If that doesn't work then get a self propelled vacuum.
Also get yourself a wrist immobiliser that will help a lot too.
Answer by beeky at 7:07 AM on Aug. 17, 2010