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The uses for your Kirby Home Cleaning System don’t end with your carpets. It works just as well on your rugs, too! To maintain the beauty and functionality of your rugs, use the following tips for cleaning your area rug:
By changing the settings on your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System, you can also use the upright mode to clean many types of area rugs. Use the Toe-Touch Control to raise or lower the cleaning height of the vacuum, and use the Belt Lifter to start or stop the brush roll to accommodate your specific area rug.
For fur, sheepskin or hair-on hide rugs, we recommend you do not use your vacuum. These require special attention to maintain the fur and we recommend following rug cleaning instructions on the tags.
If the area rugs you bought to add style and personality to your room are dingy and dirty, they’re not doing their job. Luckily, cleaning them doesn’t have to be much work. Gone are the days when people would shake out area rugs or beat them thanks to your versatile Kirby Home Cleaning System!
With all the nooks and crannies, sometimes cleaning your stairs can seem impossible. Getting into corners and cleaning each individual stair can be difficult with an upright vacuum.
The Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System gives you two powerful ways to clean your stairs:
This gives you the full power of the Kirby upright in a smaller size that is easier to maneuver on stairs.
Stop messing with weak hand-held vacuum cleaners and use your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System to get the job done quickly and efficiently. Your Kirby vacuum includes several attachments to clean your stairs with ease.
Need some additional tips on how to vacuum stairs? Learn more about all your Avalir is capable of by reading your Kirby owner manual.
Many people don’t realize it, but dirt and grime can settle on the walls of your home. Even if you don’t have wallpaper, you could be accumulating dust without even knowing it.
Don’t panic. There’s a very simple way to keep your walls and ceiling dust-free for your next get-together.
Let the clean freak in you take over with the Kirby wall and ceiling attachment. The attachment is perfect for this due to its bristles that prevent scratching walls, while also helping to loosen any stuck-on dirt.
Use our tips and tricks to learn the best ways for how to clean ceilings and walls:
Make sure you’re getting the most cleaning power from your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System!
It’s easy to transform your Kirby Home Cleaning System into a straight suction vacuum for hardwood floors. Straight suction prevents the brush roll from spinning and avoids potential scratching of delicate wood floors.
You can also convert your system and use the Floor Nozzle to clean hard floors.
The Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System is designed to handle the hardwood floors in your home with ease and efficiency.
Don’t let your guests smell little Fluffy before they walk in the door and see little Fluffy. Pet odor can be a difficult thing to overcome especially with our four legged friends living in the same room you are trying to clean! Luckily, using these tips will help keep your home free of pet odors.
To effectively shampoo your carpet, the first step is to move all couches, tables and other furniture away from the area you need to clean. Once clear, thoroughly vacuum to pick up any loose dirt, debris and other soil. The more you regularly vacuum, the easier it will be to shampoo.
Once thoroughly vacuumed, pre-treat stains and frequently traveled areas with Kirby Pre-Treat for Heavy Traffic Areas. Allow pre-treat to sit on carpet fibers for up to 5 minutes before shampooing with the Multi-Surface Shampoo System.
The Kirby Multi-Surface Shampoo System lets you avoid the costs and hassle of hiring a professional carpet cleaning company or renting cumbersome equipment. Instead, simply convert your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System into a carpet shampooer by removing the power nozzle and the filter bag and attaching the Multi-Surface Shampoo System to the unit.
Once the unit is assembled, use it to deep clean your carpeting.
Need to shampoo the stairs? Your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System can do that too! It comes with a portable shampoo attachment for those hard to reach areas.
Simply attach the Portable Shampooer to the end of your installed hose and spray our professional strength carpet shampoo onto a carpeted stairwell. With a clean scrub brush, work the foam into the carpet until all the foam is gone. Wait for the stairs to completely dry, then vacuum to remove all soil, shampoo and dry foam residue.
Enjoy your fresh and clean carpets!
After you shampoo, let your carpet completely dry before walking on it. Walking on your carpet before it is completely dry can cause dirt and other soil to transfer from your shoes or feet to your carpet, undoing all your hard work cleaning! Once your carpet is completely dry, vacuum again to remove all residual dirt and debris that was worked out of the carpet when you shampooed. This dirt has been worked into our Carpet Shampoo, which then dries into a dry crystal. Vacuuming after shampooing removes this dirt and residual shampoo keeping your carpets cleaner, longer.
Accidents happen, but that doesn’t mean you need to smell them forever! Easily remove urine, feces, vomit, and other stinky pet accidents from carpet with these helpful tips.
Before polishing your hardwood floors, make sure all loose dirt and debris has been vacuumed away and you are working on a completely clean floor.
To bring a high gloss shine to your sealed hardwood floors, use the Multi-Surface Shampoo System with the Kirby Miracle Shine kit. Simply spray Kirby Miracle Shine on your floors then buff with the power of your Kirby! This durable polymer coating brings out your floor’s original shine all with the power of your Kirby system!
Even with regular dusting and vacuuming, your electronics are bound to collect dust and grime over time. Keeping your gadgets clean is not only important for cleanliness, it can also have an impact on your safety and the longevity of your electronics. Cords that are coated in dust can be a fire hazard and using the wrong cleaning solution can ruin your devices. Keeping the areas around your electronics clean as well as using the right cleaning products should be part of your regular chores. Here we share how to clean a computer screen, keyboard and more.
LCD and touch screens: These are delicate surfaces and should be handled with care. Spray a microfiber cloth with plain water to buff up television and touch screens, or for bigger build-up, use a solution that is half water, half white vinegar. Remember, always spray the solution onto the cloth instead of directly to the screen.
Keyboards: Wondering how to clean keyboard keys? Those bottles of compressed air can work wonders for a keyboard. They blow out crumbs and dust and do no damage to the surface. For greasy, germy keys, try brushing on some rubbing alcohol with a cotton swab.
Mouse: You can clean your mouse similarly to the way you clean your keyboard. A cotton swab soaked with water or alcohol can clean the rubber pads and buttons. You should not need to open up your mouse to clean it properly.
Laptop: Clean your laptop keyboard and touchpad with a damp microfiber cloth. Use a can of compressed air to remove dust and debris between the keys.
Behind the TV or Computer: Behind your TV stand and desk there is likely a jumble of cords. Whether they power your Blu-ray player or printer, multiple cords in one space tend to collect dust, and since they are behind your work station or entertainment console, they may not be in your line of sight and often are forgotten. Using the attachments on your Kirby Avalir 2 System can help you clean those hard-to-reach areas.
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Your carpet suffers a lot of wear and tear. From a muddy spring to a snowy winter, there’s no escaping those seasonal stains. When boots, shoes, cleats and dog paws track debris onto your carpeting, it’s destined to need some TLC once in a while.
Luckily, you don’t have to replace your carpet to keep it fresh. You just have to be smart about cleaning. Deodorizing carpet is one of the simplest ways to make your home feel more inviting again.
Your Kirby Avalir 2 Home Cleaning System can help you do a lot more than just vacuum. Use your cleaning system to deep clean and freshen your carpets.
The best way to keep your carpets looking and smelling fresh is by shampooing them every few months. In between shampoos, you can refresh and deodorize carpets with Kirby’s HomeFresh Room and Carpet Freshener.
Once finished, not only will your carpet look and smell fresh, but even the inside of your vacuum bag will be deodorized. With a process this simple, you can make sure all the carpets in your home are fresh and clean.
Incorporate this process into your seasonal cleaning and never feel discouraged or overwhelmed by smelly carpets again!
If you or family members suffer from allergies, you know how difficult the summer months can be. Unfortunately, summer allergens don’t always stay outdoors. Through open windows, doors, and on our clothing, they can travel indoors too.
Reduce the allergens inside your home this summer by using the following tips and tricks from The Kirby Company.
One way to reduce indoor allergens is to vacuum on a daily basis. Regular vacuuming those high traffic areas helps to keep dirt, pollen and other allergens from building up in your carpets.
Regular dusting of hard surfaces is important. Dirt and dust settle on hard floors, tables, bookshelves, and other solid surfaces just as easy as they do in carpet. Vacuuming or dusting these areas weekly is an important step in reducing indoor allergens.
If you have your windows open during spring and summer, it is very likely that airborne allergens have landed on your furniture and window treatments. Removing window treatments and washing them on a monthly basis will help reduce these particles. If your window treatments are difficult to take down, or can’t be washed, vacuum them regularly with the Kirby Duster Brush. Use the Suction Control Grip to adjust the amount of suction on the hose when vacuuming delicate draperies.
Use your Kirby Avalir 2 System with the optional Zippbrush attachment to clean furniture on a regular basis.
Try some of these techniques in your home, you’ll be surprised by how much of a difference these small changes can make.