Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Vacuum Cleaner

//Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaners are one of those handy devices that make it much easier to clean homes more effectively, and probably the ultimate must have item for any home, especially for homes with carpets.

Vacuum cleaners also have quite an interesting history.  Daniel Hess, a carpet sweeper from Iowa developed the first vacuum cleaner in 1860.  He had a dust allergy which made his job as a carpet sweeper just about impossible to execute.  Hess developed the first vacuum cleaner so he could do his job more effectively without breathing in all that dust.  Since then vacuum cleaners have come a long way and can now be used for so much more than just sucking up dust.

Here are a few tips to help you get the most out of your vacuum cleaner.

Repeat Sucking in The Area a Couple of Times

Even the most powerful of vacuums cannot clean effectively in one go.  The best way to ensure that all the dust and dirt is sucked up from your carpet is to go over the area a few times as you move.  This is great for effective cleaning and greatly benefits those with dust sensitivities.

Switch Your Angle

While you are repeating over the same spot a couple of times, you should adjust your angle.  Sucking from different angles makes it possible for the vacuum to suck more out of your carpets and to especially get tough things like pet hair removed effectively.

Empty Your Vacuum Regularly

Empty your vacuum bag regularly.  Even a half-full can canister or bag can affect the performance of your vacuum cleaner.  If you want to get a floor clean in less time you should keep the canister below half level.


Use Your Attachments

Most people with vacuum attachments never use these extras.  But different attachments can help you get your home cleaner in all of those hard to reach areas like corners, underneath furniture and can improve your ability to remove pet hair.

Take Good Care of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaners are not as tough as they look. Take good care of your vacuum cleaner and don’t handle it too tough.  Don’t yank the wire, don’t pull too hard on the hose pipe and remove blockages from your hose so the vacuum won’t burn out.

Don’t Vacuum Up Large Objects

Don’t try to suck up things that are too big for your vacuum cleaner or things that might get stuck in the hose.  Lolly wrappers, rocks, and bolts are good examples of things that shouldn’t be sucked up.  These items can hurt your vacuum on the inside, clog up your hose or can cause your vacuum motor to heat up when it is constantly battling with a clog.

Move Furniture

It is important to still move your furniture away every now and then.  This way you can suck up all of those dust bunnies with ease and clean more effectively.

Use Your Vacuum to Clean Upholstery

You can use your vacuum cleaner to suck up dust, dirt and pet hair from upholstery. This will also revive your upholstery fabric a little bit.

Use Your Vacuum to Clean Curtains

If you hate washing curtains then you can give your curtains a quick ‘dry’ clean by sucking them with the vacuum cleaner.  This will remove dust so you won’t have to wash curtains quite as often.

You Can Vacuum Lice and Nits Out of Hair

Any Mum can tell you all about the struggles of keeping children’s hair lice and nit free.  Your vacuum cleaner can actually help a bit in this department.  Simply suck your child’s hair with a clean nozzle and get some of the nits and lice removed without all the agony of brushing.

With these tips, you can get the most out of any vacuum model and your home will be much cleaner and more hygienic. AAA House Cleaning in Melbourne can help you with all kinds of cleaning needs, follow our blog to learn more tips about cleaning and how to keep your house clean.

2019-05-21T06:17:09+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|Cleaning tips and problems|