Of all of the household chores, one that usually brings about some emotional response is vacuuming. It is either loved or hated. If it brings a negative response it may be because the techniques being used are not ideal and the results are less than stellar. There are some tips that may help when it comes to vacuuming.
Clear the space before using the vacuum. If there are small items, dog toys, children’s toys, small rugs or other things on the floor pick them up first. This will make the chore less difficult as small items will not be sucked up into the machine, and maneuvering the vacuum will be easier.
Cleaning the floors on a routine basis will help keep the dirt level to a minimum and help preserve the carpet fibers. Once a week may be enough for many areas, but if there are pets in the house, heavy foot traffic or children it may be necessary to vacuum more than once a week. Cleaning spill stains as they happen will help prepare the carpet for the machine to clean more efficiently.
The vacuum makes a big difference. Read reviews on the internet about what brand or type may be best for the flooring in your home. It is important to make sure the correct attachment is used in certain hard-to-reach places. If you have stairs, chose a machine with a detachable hose that can use a smaller attachment for stairs.
When vacuuming, overlap the swept places a few times. Making multiple passes will clean the carpet more thoroughly. It may be helpful to alternate patterns of the vacuum from one time to the next, so that the fibers are cleaned in different ways each time. Keeping the machine clean and in-tune will make the most of the time spent cleaning. Clean carpets can be achieved and make the house look its best.