vacuum that can handle higher pile carpeting
I have been trying to find a vacuum cleaner that can handle thicker pile carpeting and am not having any luck. I had an Oreck that could barely move over our carpeting. That one broke and we bought the the really good Oreck, which still could barely be pushed over our carpeting. I am currently borrowing yet another Oreck model from my mother which also does not go over our carpeting very well. I really need to find a new vacuum though, because although I can push the borrowed Oreck, I get a blister every time I use it and it really hurts my back a lot.
I brought home a Riccar Simplicity b/c the salesman said it would work on our carpet (I brought in a sample). It didn't work any better than any of the Orecks. At this point I am no longer concerned if it's lightweight, just one that will work on our carpet and not hurt when I use it!
I am really frustrated and always put off vacuuming b/c it is so difficult to push the vacuum. Our carpet isn't really particularly thick or deep, I guess a better term would be plush. It's not a shag (though we have a shag-type area rug).
We also have hardwood floors, tile, orientals, and a more industrial carpet in the basement in addition to the "plush" stuff in all of the bedrooms and the shag-style rug. My biggest concern, though, is just being able to push the vacuum through the carpeting. I have been vacuuming for over 20 years and have never had problems like this.
Anyone who has any suggestions, I would really, really appreciate it.
Thank you in advance for any information you may have!!!