Regular vacuuming is one of the best ways you can maintain your carpet between professional carpet cleanings. There are a lot of different types of vacuums to choose from, however. What kind you choose will depend on your particular needs. This post will introduce you to upright vacuums. Upright vacuums are the most common type of vacuum seen in your local grocery and home goods stores—they are all-in-one units, where the motor and body are part of the same unit. You can find upright vacuums that have the ability to use a hose and various attachments, but the majority of the time, it is used without them. Upright vacuums do not offer the versatility of canister vacuums or smaller, spot cleaning vacuums, but the detachable hoses negate that disadvantage. Upright vacuums will either use a vacuum bag to store the dirt and debris, or a removable container with a filter. These vacuums don’t take up a lot of space, but because the vertical handle does not retract or fold, it can invade the valuable closet space. The biggest disadvantage of the upright vacuum is the weight of it, but that is something that is getting better every day. Even now, there are featherweight models that are easy to carry up and down the stairs. Give us a call when you are ready to have your carpets professionally cleaned. Until then, keep vacuuming!