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To Fill our Land Fills or Not to Fill

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Eighteen years and still going.
The canister still operates like new.
This unit was brought in for a power brush repair.
The $700.00 investment,   at the local vacuum dealer saved hundreds that would have been spent on a door to door sold unit averaging $2500.00 at the time.
All vacuums need repair from time to time, however, not all are repairable due to cost verses value of the unit. Many box store models are made and sold with disposability as the end game.
Most will be replaced very quickly as they are not made to take the rigorous task expected of a vacuum. The one pictured above is a farm duty unit and is still operating as it should. Who knows how many more years it will do the job it was originally purchased to do?
How many vacuums do you buy and throw out before it is a wise choice to invest in a unit like this.
This investment supports your Ma and Pa shop as well as keeps the service open for repairs.
No investment in your local vacuum repair shop, not enough value in a box store vacuum to make repairs an option, filled landfill’s add up to closed doors and environmental damages.

It’s up to you!

Make a good investment today, save a needed service, minimized waste and support a healthy environment for upcoming generations.

It could be that simple.

Have fun and see you soon. Coffee can be put on.

Awareness Messages · Educational · home improvements · Human Interest Articles

Money Saving Tips For Vacuum Care

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Brooks Vacuum and Flooring Products

“Tips To Keep Your Vacuum in Good Operating Condition”

Keep your vacuum at peak operating performance by following these helpful tips.

Bags 
Change your vacuum bag when it’s 2/3 full or once a month, whichever comes first. An overfull bag reduces your vacuum’s ability to clean.
Always use HEPA media bags, or High Filtration Rated Bags, to maximize your vacuum’s filtration effectiveness.
Filters
 Change your vacuum filter(s) every 3-6-12 months as per frequency or extended use time . If someone in your home suffers from allergies, change filters regularly to help them breathe a little easier. Do not wash and reuse filters unless rated as washable and be careful handling to avoid damage.
Belts
 Unless your vacuum has a Lifetime Belt, check your belt periodically for excessive wear and replace it as needed. Refer to your vacuum owner’s manual, or take your vacuum to your nearest authorized service dealer…

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Alberta Outlaw in Sundre

On December 6th. we were driving through Sundre Ab, heading to the Tim’s and I spotted a man riding a horse. Kind-a-nice to see I said to my wifee and daughter as I acknowledged his existence. I wasn’t sure my bride of 30 3/4 years and daughter, almost 18, had seen him. This was short lived, as I saw him now coming through the door of the Tim’s we had just settled down in to have a bite and coffee. I saw this darkly clad fellow saunter through the door and I say, that’s the guy. He heads in toward the counter, out of site from where we sat, then all to our surprise, there he was, looming over my daughter and wife, quite friendly in his introduction. I could tell he had gotten used to coming up to folk, just as he was doing now and I settled into hearing his story as it poured from his conviction in purpose. He was on a ride to raise awareness of mental disease that in our research, we agreed was a very important cause to understand, as we had just read, one in four are affected by this and is most commonly major depression, that becomes life threatening. He himself had gone through it and was now, after, realizing how his life had almost come to terms, was spared and now was the time to live for purpose and help those with or without the disease come to be understanding. He Road into a local Restaurant with his horse, Drifter and laid down under, right at the reception desk. A nice show for the people. The excited children, made it worth the outlaws time. He road back out to the parking lot where the owner and others could get acquainted and have some pictures.

IMG_20141206_172521IMG_20141206_172412 At Tim’s,

IMG_20141206_175819 On His way to the Restaurant, Getting seen.

IMG_20141206_180117IMG_20141206_180122Riding into the Restaurant.

IMG_20141206_180136IMG_0083 Getting ready for a little show to excite the patrons. Kids loved it!

IMG_20141206_180222IMG_0088 Down under, Camera’s are out, Picture time!

IMG_20141206_180244IMG_0082 Show over inside.

Pictures were taken out in the parking lot by those who desired.

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Don’t forget the benefits of Carpet!

Brooks Carpet Clinic Ltd.
November 27, 2013

Why clean your carpets regularly?
Carpet is a great choice for comfort, appeal and health in the indoor environment and in many cases is the affordable approach to decorating.
As we use our carpeted areas, we bring in the same pollutants that we clean up off any hard surface.
The deal with carpet is, because of it’s highly forgivable nature, we tend to forget to give it the care that is required. As a result, it is not unusual to see heavily soiled and worn traffic areas caused by this lack of attention.
Regular vacuuming with high efficient particle arrest equipment, only available through your local vacuum sales and service provider, is the recommended weekly or daily care practice, determined by the amount of traffic in the given areas.
Also, hot water extraction by qualified service providers is a must to do a proper removal of the soils that cling and discolor your carpet, just the same as why we scrub our hard surfaces more regularly.
Deep down particles of dust and sand can cut at the base of the fibers, causing the abrading or cutting off of these fine fibers, resulting in a lesser appearance and shortened life of your carpet.
Regular, proper cleaning preserves appearance and life of your carpets, keeping their appeal for the entire life time.
Carpets act like a filter as well and become what will usually be the best dust and allergen control system in any indoor environment maintained as described above.
Carpets are warm, soft to walk on and noise reducers as well as dust and allergen control systems by their nature.
Remember, hard surfaces require constant cleaning to produce an allergen free environment with little forgiveness in needed attention.