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After the initial survey is completed, one of the first stages of a GREEN MAN carpet clean is an intensive vacuuming.

The best way to achieve this is the Compass vacuum method - simply vacuum North to South, then East to West. The point of this is to agitate the carpet pile in a variety of directions to ensure as much soiling is lifted out as possible.

Over 80% of soiling can be removed with good technique and a powerful vacuum with a motorised floor brush.

Photograph of the Sebo BS36 vacuum cleaner

In order to clean your carpets as thoroughly as possible, we rely on the SEBO BS36 vacuum cleaner.

It is a tough machine with twin motors and adjustable brush height. Twin motors simply means that there is one motor dedicated to the suction of the vacuum motor, and one motor rotating the powerful brush that agitates the carpet pile.

The Sebo also has an effective filter that works in conjunction with well constructed dust bags to ensure that dust particles do not escape back into the air.

From time to time, machines break down and it is a happy coincidence that, on the two occasions when one of my Sebos has suffered dust overload, a kind customer has been able to offer a Miele vacuum as a temporary replacement.

Obviously, this is a more domesticated vacuum and is styled accordingly, but the key thing is that it works well. It handles smoothly, has a powerful twin motor action and filters airborne particles in a similar way to the Sebo.

Photo of Miele's U1 vacuum cleaner.

Of course, there are a wide range of vacuum manufacturers out there and GREEN MAN happen to use SEBO vacuums because we've grown to love them.

If you have carpets in your home, you will find that using a vacuum with a motorised brush will allow you to maintain them to a much higher standard. If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via the Contact page and we will do our best to help.

Alternatively, GREEN MAN are happy to recommend the website 'What vacuum.com', an expert vacuum comparison site. Just click on the link below to begin: