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Floor Care

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Get Advice From the Experts
There are hundreds of brands and models of vacuum cleaners on the market today. Vacuum cleaners are available from a variety of outlets. Your local, independent floor care retailers are experts on vacuum cleaners and other home cleaning aids. That's their business. Your local dealer can give you advice and information not available from any other outlet -- the benefit of years of experience and product knowledge on a large variety of vacuum cleaner brands and models. This knowledge and advice can make all the difference when you're trying to find the vacuum cleaner that's right for your specific needs. Every homeowner has a different cleaning situation -- pets, allergies, carpet type, hard floor surfaces, etc. Your local dealer can show you how different vacuum cleaner models will handle them all.

Product Demonstrations
You can buy a vacuum cleaner almost anywhere. All you have to do is go into a store, pick up a box and pay for it. This severely limits your buying information -- to what you read on the outside of a box or what a stock clerk can tell you about the product (usually very little). Your local floor care dealer will take the time to walk you through the specific features and benefits available on a variety of vacuum cleaner models. They will SHOW YOU how these models perform and let you make direct comparisons between them. Because most independent floor care dealers carry a variety of vacuum cleaners from different manufacturers an in all price ranges, you can find the one vacuum cleaner that will best suit your needs.

Service After the Sale
The vast majority of local independent floor care dealers provide their customers with an on-site service and repair department staffed with knowledgeable service technicians. In fact many dealers are authorized service centers for the most popular vacuum cleaner brands. Members of the VDTA/SDTA attend service and repair seminars and certification programs offered to them by the Association. When you see this symbol in your local dealer's store, you can be assured of quality service and repair.
Other Floor Care and Home Cleaning Products and Services

Your local independent vacuum dealer has expertise in many related areas. From carpet cleaning, spotting and shampooing, upholstery and drapery care and hard floor maintenance to indoor air cleaners, steam cleaning equipment and janitorial strength cleaning chemicals. Independent vacuum dealers offer a wide range of products and services to help you maintain a beautiful home and they attend numerous trade shows, educational seminars and training sessions where they learn of the latest home care equipment, products and services. By passing on the knowledge and expertise, your local dealer can help you with all your home care needs.

Get Advice From the Experts
There are hundreds of brands and models of sewing machines and sergers on the market today. Your local independent sewing retailers are experts on sewing machines, sergers and other sewing aids. Your local dealer can give you professional advice and information -- the benefit of years of experience and product knowledge on a large variety of sewing machine and serger brands and models. This knowledge and advice can make all the difference when you're trying to find the sewing machine that's right for your specific needs. Home sewers have a variety of sewing needs, from garment making and repair to embroidery, heirlooming, quilting, etc. Your local dealer can show you how different sewing machine models can meet your special needs.

Product Demonstrations
Each model of sewing machine has its own unique qualities and performance capabilities. To adequately determine which sewing machine is right for you, an expert demonstration by a qualified sewing professional is essential. Your local sewing dealer will take the time to walk you through the specific features and benefits available on a variety of sewing machine models. They will SHOW YOU how these models perform and let you make direct comparisons between them. Because many independent sewing dealers carry a variety of sewing machines from different manufacturers and in all price ranges, you can find the sewing machine that will best suit your needs.

Service After the Sale
The majority of local independent sewing dealers provide their customers with an on-site service and repair department staffed with knowledgeable service technicians. In fact many dealers are authorized service centers for the most popular sewing machine brands. These dealers receive extensive factory training from sewing machine manufacturers and further their education by attending Association sponsored service and repair courses.

Other Sewing Products
Independent sewing machine dealers have such a variety of products and equipment -- not to mention educational classes -- that no list could do them all justice. Just a few of the things you'll find at your local independent sewing machine store include: specialty threads, patterns, embroidery accessories, heirloom items, stabilizers, craft items and home decorating ideas. Sewing dealers also feature much more than sewing machines. There are computer sewing machines, sergers, embroidery machines, quilting machines, pattern scanning equipment and even commercial/industrial machines for use in cottage industry sewing.