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Trebor


Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Points: 321

Cleaning day....
Original Message   Apr 22, 2011 3:46 pm
I have one remaining cleaning client and I clean their 6,000 sq ft house once every two weeks. Yesterday I was reminded again of why, although I like many different vacuums, when it comes down to getting a lot of cleaning done in a short amount of time,I turn to my Kirbys. I have two G series a 4 and an Ultimate. Both have 50 ft cords. I used one in canister mode with a 16 ft hose, and one as an upright.  It is actually faster to make one trip around the entire level per task than to constantly switch tools.  I dust all the deep moldings and soffits with the wall and ceiling brush attached to the elbow and wands in one trip, ending up where I began. The wands are so light I can use four of them with no strain on my arms and shoulders. Next up, the upholstered furniture, using either the Zipp brush, or for the jacquard covered pieces, the wall and ceiling brush. The Zipp brush is too harsh, and the straight suction tool leaves streak marks. I dust the lampshades during this round, switching to the duster brush as needed. Finally, with the brush in place, I do the carpet edges with the crevice tool, and dust the narrow lip of the baseboards. Then the carpets are vacuumed.  I use the polisher brush with the fluffer bar in place to  vacuum the sealed wood. I use a fine mist of a product called Selig (formerly called Enforcer) and spray buff with the Kirby. The mist dries quickly due to friction, and it leaves a shiny, non-slippery glow on the floor. I vacuum the carpet on the stairs with the hand portable

Any pet stains are scrubbed with the rug renovator and rinsed with the Hoover Steam vac.  Nothing remains but to polish the wood furniture (once year I use the Turbo sander for this), clean the mirrors and glass tables, and the bathroom fixtures and counters.  I could not cover this amount of square footage with both the speed and the thoroughness I do with any other piece of equipment. I can see why some people would not like to use a Kirby as their daily driver, but when you really want to clean a lot both quickly and thoroughly, nothing else really  compares.

Trebor
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mark40511


Joined: Oct 4, 2007
Points: 37

Re: Cleaning day....
Reply #1   Apr 22, 2011 5:02 pm
Trebor

I'm exhausted after thinking of cleaning a 6000 sq foot house they way you just described. My house is 1375 sq ft single story house and I'm exhausted after cleaning from top to bottom. If I really get everything literally from top to bottom, it takes me about five hours (but I'm pretty OCD) Glad the Kirby's are working for you.
procare


Joined: Jul 16, 2009
Points: 192

Re: Cleaning day....
Reply #2   Apr 22, 2011 8:11 pm
Trebor,

    Being you had two machines with the same motor, suction and all.  You did well. The only thing different is trim ,the way the paper bag went in or did you go with the white bags?   Happy Easter.

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vacmanuk


Location: Scotland UK
Joined: May 31, 2009
Points: 1162

Re: Cleaning day....
Reply #3   Apr 22, 2011 10:10 pm
I wouldn't be able to handle two machines. I'd just do the dry cleaning with either SEBO D2 or SEBO X4. My mate would do the washing.
Trebor


Joined: Jan 16, 2009
Points: 321

Re: Cleaning day....
Reply #4   Apr 22, 2011 10:53 pm
Hi Everyone!

I use the white bags because they have kitties.  Remember I have been cleaning this house for 10 years, so I know it well. There are no children. There is no buildup of dirt whatsoever in the home and they have excellent furnace filters which are changed regularly, so I am maintaining a high standard of spit and polish rather than starting from scratch. Occasionally I will slack off the above the floor vacuuming to polish wood trim in the lower level or do a few windows, but I have to say, their home is cleaner than mine.  Mine is full of lint from the loom, the knitting machines, the sewing machines, the sergers, and the cutting and pressing tables as well as the hair of my two adorable doggies.
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hooverman


Joined: Jan 10, 2010
Points: 225

Re: Cleaning day....
Reply #5   Apr 28, 2011 3:17 pm
I use a TriStar CXL 2-speed w/VGII Power Head (hope to get a Eureka Express PN) as daily driver; then the Steam Vac (carpet & tile floors)  My new Dyson dc23 Turbinehead or 'old school' Lux 1205 is only for quikies.
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