Vacuuming your home is a must. The problem is that many people don’t properly take care of their equipment, which can make vacuuming less effective over time. We’ve compiled a list of the essential tips to follow to ensure your vacuum lasts.
Vacuum Care Tips
Watch Out For Buildup
Be on the lookout for buildup from hair, dust, etc. that can build up from the brushes. Old or worn out brushes should be replaced. If not you’ll risk spreading around dirt instead of picking it up.
Follow the Instructions
Few people think to keep their vacuum’s instructions when they first buy it. The fact is, though, that if you’re ever unsure of something, you should consult the manual! Don’t risk breaking your vacuum without consulting the instructions. There could be an easy fix for something that’s a page flip away.
Check for Protruding Edges
You’ll want to occasionally check the bottom of your vacuum for bent metal or rough edges that could potentially snag the carpet. This is especially important for individuals with delicate carpet or rugs that could be easily damaged.
Correct Vacuuming Form
Make sure you maneuver your vacuum by the handle, not the hose (doing so can damage the vacuum). On the same note, always unplug your vacuum by using the base of the plug, not by pulling on the cord.
Often, the only thing wrong with your vacuum is that it’s full. As soon as your vacuum bag gets about ½ to ⅔ full, empty or replace it. If you let it get too full, you risk the contents exploding and spreading all over the room you just cleaned. It’s a good idea to be safe and open the vacuum outside or over a garbage can.
By following these simple tips, you’ll get the most out of your vacuum for the longest amount of time. On top of that, you’ll clean up more of that dirt and bacteria more effectively. Remember, though, that carpets act as a magnet for dirt and dust. You’ll want to get your carpet professionally cleaned at least twice a year. Call Champion Carpet Cleaning and Restoration at 561-96CLEAN to make sure your carpet stays nice and clean!