You ever ask yourself: “When should I vacuum my carpet floors?”
Did you know that every year, over 100,000 tons of space dirt and dust falls onto earth? It is inevitable no matter how healthy and clean you think you are that dust and dirt will enter your home.
Vacuuming your carpets on a daily basis is the most effective way to insure long-lasting beauty, comfort and durability in your wall to wall carpet floors. It may come as a surprise that something as simple as regular vacuuming can also have the biggest impact on the air you breathe. Removing loose soil while it remains on the carpet surface restrains dirt from being ground into the carpet pile and can help protect the comfort of your carpet.
Vacuum regularly. You should vacuum your high traffic areas at least 2 times per week and all other areas at least once a week. Oily liquids attract dirt the more you vacuum, thus the less likely you are to have soil build up.
Begin with a clean bag or filter. A dirty filter or bag can yake away about %50 of your vacuums suction. One of the reasons bag-less vacuums stop working is because filters aren’t changed enough. you should replace or wash (If possible) your filters every 3 months and the bags when they are 3/4ths of the way full.
When vacuuming your carpet, use slow, repetitive front-to-back motions in an overlapping progression. Don’t press down or make too many passes over the same spot. Instead, move slightly to the left or right about every four to five strokes. To remove a dent caused by heavy furniture, stroke carpet with the edges of a coin. You can also use a hair dryer or a steam iron to gently raise the dented area while you tug upward on the tufts, but make sure the iron does not touch the carpet!
As you vacuum, remember to reach the corners and crevices where dust builds. “Top-down” cleaning saves you the step of vacuuming again after dusting. Dust blinds, windowsills, and furniture surfaces first and then vacuum away any fallen dust.
Vacuum attachments also allow them to do more than clean carpets. They can handle many other projects, such as hard to reach places or cleaning bookshelves, and other items that tend to collect dust.
As a rule of thumb, you should vacuum at least once a week. However, the more foot traffic you compile over your carpet, the more you need to vacuum. The general principle is:
- Vacuum every day in high-traffic or pet areas.
- Vacuum twice weekly in medium-traffic areas.
- Vacuum weekly in light-traffic areas.
For the best cleaning results, routinely inspect your vacuum to keep it in tiptop shape and functioning properly. If you are looking for reliable and durable vacuums some name brand recommendations include: Trusty Sanitaire and Last a Lifetime. These two brands do an amazing job with vacuuming your carpets.
Consider professional cleaning every 12–18 months, depending on traffic, frequency of vacuuming and whether the carpet is a light or a dark color.
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