The Best Ways to Vacuum Your House


Vacuuming your carpets is a chore that really makes a difference in how your house looks. For the best results, you should vacuum your carpet at least once a week and more often if you have small children and pets. Vacuuming removes grimy particle build up on your carpets and reduces germs and bacteria in your household as noted by the website. There are tips to make this cleaning chore easier and more effective.


  • You would not drink a beverage out of a straw that is clogged with food particles or dust because it just would not be efficient or sanitary, so think of your carpet tools in the same way. Check your vacuum hose frequently for clogs, these cut down on the suction and cleaning power of the machine according to the website. You can take apart a wire-clothing hanger and gently bend the tip of it into a U shape with wire pliers. This will make an effective tool for removing hair and dust clogs from your hose.

    Clean your filters regularly. Empty the bag or dust bin after every carpet cleaning. Doing these two things regularly will keep your vacuum at its most powerful and lengthen the life of this expensive cleaning tool.

    Be sure to make good use of your vacuum attachments. Most vacuums come with at least two attachments and high-end vacuums come with multiple wands for all your cleaning needs. The wide mouth bristle brush is the best tool for cleaning the carpet on your floors. Its bristles comb the fibers of your carpeting and bring the dust and particles into the open so that the suction can zap it away. The crevice attachment with the narrow opening is effective in cleaning corners, stairs and baseboards. The narrow opening makes for suction that is more powerful, and is good for removing pet hair and dust balls that can congregate in these areas. Most vacuums come with a small bristle brush to use in vacuuming lampshades, books and other areas. Telescoping wands are tools that help you reach high areas to suck down spider webs and to be able to reach your ceiling fan blades. Vacuums that come with upholstery tools are quite handy to clean your furniture, especially if you have pets.


  • Dust each room before vacuuming. This way you can vacuum up excess dust that falls onto the floor. Pick up anything that may clog or damage your vacuum such as coins, marbles or long gift ribbons. The most efficient method to clean your carpet once a week is to begin with the room the farthest from your living area. Use a slow back and forth motion and cover the entire room one strip at a time. Then do the entire room again by vacuuming across the first pattern. This will effectively clean your carpet fibers from every angle. Be sure not to back yourself into a corner, start with the farthest corner and work your way out into the hallway to avoid stepping onto the carpet you just vacuumed.

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