Monday, November 25, 2013

The Mission Behind The Reliable Vacuum Store

After 15+ years in the cleaning business, you tend to discover what products work and which do not in terms of cleaning.  This is especially true of vacuums.  If you talk to anyone that does cleaning for a living, they have an opinion on vacuum cleaners.

The things that I have noticed over the years is that the quality of vacuum cleaners sold in most large retail stores is not very good.  And the quality of what you get for the money has eroded as well.  $50-$60 or $90 vacuums just don't last very long.  There are almost no bagged vacuums to be found to purchase.  I thought that was very sad since they are much cleaner and easier to maintain.

The other thing I noticed was all of these low priced vacuums are ending up in the dumpster or out on the curbs during clean up week.  Tons of plastic, motors, hoses, tools, just out with the rest of the garbage. 

The timing was right this year, so myself and a partner decided it was time to open a vacuum store and develop our ideas and concepts.  We are new into the venture but the results are promising.

Our concept is to recycle old vacuums, use the parts on existing vacuums in service and spare the plastic and parts to be used productively again. 

We are also educating customers on different vacuum choices that might be more appropriate for their home and lifestyle. 

Finally, we are eager to help local community groups to partner with them and also help them by supporting their causes. 

You can find out more about our store at the following web site link Reliable Vacuum Store.  You can read our press release at West Fargo Pioneer Press.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Dyson DC35 Digital Slim Multi-Floor Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

Even Dyson has to admit that it can be a hassle to haul out even its best selling vacuum cleaner for small jobs around the house.  So, James Dyson has invented his way to solve another problem.  What if you have the need for small cleanup jobs on a frequent basis, ie. "kids and pets"? 

The answer, the Dyson DC35

This is a remake of the hand-vac introduced a few years ago, with some improvements.  This design includes a long arm with a motorized brush for floor cleaning.  You can disconnect the arm and floor tool for use as a hand-vac.

The DC35 is a BATTERY powered vacuum.  It runs on a hefty 22.2 volt lithium ion battery for long lasting power.  The motor is designed after its bigger full sized vacuum counterparts.  Add in a couple of nifty attachments and you have a go-anywhere hand vac that can do a great deal of chores with true Dyson power.  

My Opinion:

If you are looking for the DC35 to be a full blown vacuum, you will be disappointed. Its purpose it to save time and strain from using your regular vacuum, or for quick cleanups on countertops, around tables and floors and inside the vehicle.  The DC35 has enough power to clean up just like a regular sized vacuum.  With the aid of a battery, your mobility is not limited by the power cord.


1. Excellent power, easy to use.  Makes clean ups simple.
2. Easy to dump. A trigger on the handle makes dumping easy.
3. Mobility.  The lithium ion battery eliminates power cords to get in tight spaces and to allow freedom of movement.
4. 5 year Dyson Warranty.


1. Price.  At around $279 it is a little pricey, but you are paying for convenience.
2. Battery life.  The lithium ion battery is very powerful, but your maximum usage will amount to about 25 minutes before you have to recharge. 


If you are looking for convenience, the Dyson DC35 is a great choice, for any other reasons, look at a traditional vacuum with attachements.

For the best price on the Dyson DC35, visit this Amazon link.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Dyson Animal Ball Vacuum DC-25

The Dyson Ball vacuums have become extremely popular do to the smart design for being very agile and powerful.  The ball design allows you the opportunity to clean around things with ease.

The Dyson DC-25 "Animal" Ball has been developed for pet lovers.  The motorized brush can pull pet hair up and out of carpet with ease, while the dust cup can be dumped with just a push of the finger.

This is just a short post about the Animal Ball.  You can read a more in-depth review of this vacuum at our Dyson Vacuum Review Site.  

When you discover all of the features on this vacuum, you will be able to see why, on, the vacuum has 430 customer reviews, with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars.  You do not see that very often with a vacuum or any other product for that matter. To read the reviews on the DC25, visit this Amazon link. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

The "Ol Ball"...The Dyson Ball That Is

I guess there are others that might like the Dyson vacuum more than I do, but I think I am a pretty good fan of Dyson vacuums. 

I wrote about the Dyson Ball in previous posts, and it is a great machine.  I have decided to devote an entire blog to the features and benefits of the Dyson line of vacuums- and the first post is about, you guessed it, the Dyson DC25 Ball.  And, by the way, did you know that Dyson is now creating fans and other consumer products. 

If you would like to take a look, check out my link all about the Dyson vacuum at Dyson Vacuums Site.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Kenmore Vacuum Bags

The truth is, a vacuum bag is a vacuum bag!  Most of the time, an expensive vacuum bag is no different than a less expensive bag, except that it is just more expensive.

For years now, I have used Kenmore vacuum cleaners in my own home, both the upright and canister vacuums, all of which are a BAGGED vacuum, not a bagless.  (I'm sorry, but Kenmore bagless vacuums are not on my most favorite list).

Anyhow, I usually have bought my bags at the Sears store, which stocks the bags I need.  The problem is the price at Sears is going up, up, up.  Little did I know, that right under my nose, is AMAZON.  They carry similar bags that fit my models, at much less the cost.

Below are some examples from common upright and canister models that take bags.  If you want to see more, check out my Amazon Store at:

Kenmore Vacuum Bags

Monday, August 2, 2010

Getting Out Permanent Marker Stains

Ok, so your kid ended up getting permanent marker all over the kitchen counter top, what do you do?

There are many "home remedies" and some work and some don't.

If you want to get the real scoop on how to get these stains out from just about every kind of surface, check out a how-to guide I put together, along with my recommendations.

Set it at Get Permanent Marker Out.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More About Removing Kool-Aid Stains

Many comments have been made about our site How-To Remove Red Kool-Aid From Carpet. I just wanted to post the video we created so you can see for yourself how to get out those kind of stains- its easy if you follow the steps in the video (yes, I know its kind of boring...)

Thanks for watching, if you want to order the product, here is our direct link to the Order Page.

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