Cleaning can be one of the most tedious chores, especially if done inefficiently. Effectively using vacuum cleaners and their accessories and using smart cleaning strategies can improve the quality of cleaning sessions and take much of the hassle out of vacuuming.
Vacuuming fulfills a vital role in keeping allergens in control for people with hay fever and severe dust allergies. By carefully and thoroughly vacuuming carpets and rugs, you reduce not only outside dust and pollen but also control the numbers of dust mites and their droppings, which can exacerbate the already common dust allergies.
A well-maintained vacuum cleaner is an indispensable tool in your cleaning arsenal. Using your vacuum cleaner efficiently would not only result in a cleaner, less dusty home but also save you time and energy by making the most of your vacuum cleaner in one go.
Keep the Vacuum Efficient
An efficient vacuum cleaner is one that provides a massive amount of suction while taking in a lot of particle matter in the process. Once the bag or air filter is close to full, however, it starts to consume more power to draw in the same amount of dust and may eventually get clogged. Doing most of the vacuuming while the bag has yet to become full is crucial to maintaining the effectiveness of the vacuum cleaner while keeping it energy efficient.
Some brands of vacuum cleaners have a few features that make it easy to determine the fullness of a vacuum bag or filter. Miele vacuum cleaners, for instance, have indicators that mark when their filters and bags are close to capacity, which lets its users know when to replace these components.
Select the Appropriate Settings
The right settings and attachments play a key role in maximizing the effectiveness of a vacuum cleaner in removing dirt and debris from surfaces. Some surfaces require more powerful airflow to effectively draw all the dust beneath, while others are sensitive and require gentler settings to avoid damage.
Many brands of vacuum cleaner come with an assorted array of cleaning attachments. Hard-to-reach places, for instance, may require slenderer attachments that can snake across nooks, crannies, and crevasses within and between furniture with ease. Specialized attachments often exist for specific floor textures, with materials available for both carpets and wood. Using these attachments can reduce the likelihood of leaving behind scuff marks while more effectively lifting dirt and debris from the floor’s surface.
Leverage Gravity and Deep Clean
Height and gravity can be excellent tools for efficient cleaning. Starting most vacuum cleaning jobs at the top shelves and working downward would allow dust particles that would typically settle into the floor to eventually be picked up. The last of the jobs should, naturally, be the floor; anything that was dislodged would fall into the ground to be picked up by the vacuum cleaner.
Allowing the particles of dust to fall into the ground can save time by eliminating the need to go over the floor for a second or third time. It can also help you conserve energy; you would only ever need to vacuum the floor once, which would let you focus on deep cleaning once.
Deep cleaning involves going over an area of carpet multiple times in one sitting. This can thoroughly take out as many suspended particulate matter within the carpets as possible. The right attachments can also help dislodge any larger particles such as pet hairs embedded deep within the carpet.