The rules, tips, and tricks for great vacuuming include the following:
1. If you are going to dust the room, you will want to do this before vacuuming. Do a thorough job cleaning and dusting before you vacuum so that you can vacuum up any particles of dust that land on the floor, or float into the air and settle on the floor.
2. Before you vacuum a room, be sure to move the furniture in the room out of the way. You will want to remove it from the room if possible. This is good for two reasons: one, so that you do not bump into it and ruin it while vacuuming, and two so that you do a thorough job vacuuming. You will want to remember to never try and vacuum under a fine legged chair, as it could bump and break it. Be careful not to bump baseboards, as you could ding, dent, or mar them in some way. If you use a canister style vacuum cleaner, it would be wise to control it by carrying it rather than dragging it.
3. When vacuuming a room, be sure to start in the middle of the room, and vacuum your way out of it. This will keep it looking cleaner, and nicer. You will not have footprints through your great vacuum lines if you vacuum your way out of the room.4. Vacuuming a room for the best clean, as well as the best look you will want to vacuum slowly. You will want to do long, overlapping strokes. If there are any small objects that fall in your path, do not try to pick them up with vacuum. This can cause your vacuum to clog easier, and not be as effective for as long. Things you never want to pick up with your vacuum include pine needles, plant leaves, paint chips, cat litter, etc. This can cause damage to the motor, the belts, the filters, etc.
5. One of the biggest tips for a good clean feeling and a good clean vacuuming is to change your vacuum bag often, and change your vacuum belt.
If you can follow these great tips, your carpets will get cleaner and last longer. Your carpet is a big investment in your home, and if you vacuum it properly, you will be able to keep it longer, and it will look better.
Clean carpet is also important for your health. Carpet can be a big haven for dust, dirt, and allergens. If you vacuum well, and regularly you will spare yourself a lot of the discomfort that comes from having unclean carpet. Proper and regular vacuuming is especially important for those with indoor pets, and most especially for indoor pets with long hair, or that shed often.
If you want your house to look clean, and you do not have much time, fresh vacuum lines are very deceiving, and can really make a home look cleaner than it is. It is recommended that you vacuum a minimum of twice a week, and more often if you have small children or pets.In high traffic areas, you want to be especially careful of vacuuming regularly, and you may want to consider using throw rugs to protect your carpet, and to keep dirt out of the carpet pad.
There are many different options for vacuums, and some do not work as well as others, so one trick to vacuuming less and having better results is to buy a high quality vacuum cleaner.
Posted by DF on July 8, 2007 07:47 AM | Permalink