Tip & How-To about Vacuums

Do you hate vacuuming stairs?

  • If you have stairs that at have carpet you should vacuum them.It is difficult with most any vacuum. I recommend that for people that are using a canister vacuum ; this is the one you pull around with you on a hose.I recommend taking the handle out of the wands and plugging it directly into the power nozzle. The power nozzle is the piece that has the roller bar in it or some people call it a beater bar! If you remove the wands from the equation you will find that you have much better control of the pwr.head. This will allow you do do a better job and not have to stand back five feet from the head and on stairs you will find this to be much more convenient. If it is to short then you may try using just one of the wands if they come apart. Some now have telescopic wands that you can pull out just like a telescope does again you have moved three feet closer to the task at hand and thus making it easier to control the head.
  • For people that have an upright machine; I recommend getting what is called a sidekick or a rug rat. These are little mini power heads that are run on the airflow of your vacuum.They attach on to the hose and you can get right non the stairs with it and it is very light and versatile. You can even vacuum your mattress with it or your car. The rug rat is sold by most vacuum stores and are compatible with almost all machines.
  • I hope this makes life a little easier .
  • Good luck and thanks for reading my tip!

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It is unclear as to whether you have a vacuum cleaner or a carpet
cleaner. When there is no more give you have stretched the hose
to the MAX. Vacuums and carpet cleaners come with stair tools.
If for some reason you do not have these go to a local vacuum
store and tell them what you have and ask them what you may need.


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is it safe to use the brush on a dyson dc07 on a carpet

Hi Jim,

I'm not sure whether you mean the revolving brush bar at the front of the machine, or the stair tool or dusting brush accessories. However, it should be safe to use any of these on most carpets. If you'd concerned about suitability of this machine for your particular carpets, you may want to consult the carpeting manufacturer, as they will be able to recommend the most appropriate cleaning methods.

If you'd like any further assistance, please call our customer Helpline on 0800 298 0298 (UK), or 1-866-693-9766 (US).

Best wishes,

Dyson Online Customer Support

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You can try to use the small stair attachment but I don't think the Kirby will have the suction you need to pull in the water. I recommend a shop wet vac with a big barrel. This is designed to pull in water and deposit it into the barrel.

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Hi, Try logging your post on the Kirby Trading Forum at Kirbydirect.co.uk - you'll be sure to get a reply. John

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