Remove Large Debris: Before vacuuming you should remove any large debris such as coins, paper clips and etc. from the floor. If you try to vacuum an item that is too big it can get stuck, damage and even clog you’re vacuum. Before vacuuming it is important to remove any small items that can be picked up with your hand so you do not damage your vacuum. Some vacuums have magnet attachments that will pick them up as you vacuum.
Attachments: Vacuum attachments are not just added accessories they are effective tools for cleaning areas in your home that your vacuum may not be able to reach or clean effectively. You should use attachments around corners and underneath furniture. Attachments are also great at vacuuming your upholstery.
Front and Back Motion: When vacuuming you should have a game plan. Identify which area of the room you will start at and move the vacuum in a front to back motion. Move the vacuum forward and back, take a step forward and repeat.
Avoid Rug Fringes: If you are vacuuming area rugs it is important to be careful around the fringes. Vacuums have roller bars that that can cause damage to the fringe of area rugs. We recommend using suction type attachments to clean the fringes of your area rugs.
High Traffic Areas: Areas around doorways and entrances are known as high traffic areas because they experience more traffic than other areas of your carpet. These high traffic areas require more frequent vacuuming to prevent wear and tear and remove dirt that get tracked around by our feet.
Replace Bag: After using your vacuum you should replace the bag. Re-using a bag will reduce the amount of suction while vacuuming. Depending on your vacuum type you might also have to empty the canister. In order to do a thorough job vacuuming you should replace the bag or empty the canister.
Replace Filter: Vacuums have air filters that need to be replaced as well. A dirty air filter will reduce the amount of suction created by the vacuum. A dirty filter will also release dust from the vacuum. It is important to replace your vacuums filter when needed or your vacuum will be less effective because of less suction and its exhaust will release dust into your home.
Vacuum Maintenance: Vacuum maintenance is something that many people overlook, but maintaining your vacuum will increase its effectiveness and longevity. Maintenance tasks include emptying the bag, cleaning the roller bar, removing debris from inside the vacuum, checking the belt for wear and cleaning your attachments. A clean and maintained vacuum will be more effective while cleaning and will last longer.