Vacuum Carpets
How and Why You Should Vacuum Carpets Often
1 June 2017 | (No Comments)

Vacuum Carpets

How often do you vacuum the carpeting in your home? You should vacuum at least once a week, more often for high-traffic areas.

But did you know that there’s a technique to how you vacuum in order to maximize thorough cleaning? Experts say that the best way to vacuum is to take it slow. “One of the most common errors people make when vacuuming is that they do it too fast,” says Debra Johnson, training manager for Merry Maids, a home cleaning service. “Vacuuming slowly allows a vacuum cleaner to do its best work by vibrating carpet fibers and containing dust in the vacuum.” So going too fast is a waste of your energy. Go slow and you’ll suck up the most dirt.

You also want to pay attention to the settings. To make sure you have your vacuum set properly for your carpet, set it to its highest setting, turn it on, and then lower the setting until you feel the suction of the vacuum pulling it forward. That’s how you’ll know it’s working efficiently. And, of course, empty out the dirt after each vacuuming session. Emptying bags, the dust receptacle, or cleaning the filter, depending on type of vacuum you have, will keep the machine running at its best each and every time.

Vacuuming regularly is easy yet essential to ensuring a healthy living environment. Considering all the dirt you track into your home from outside, it makes perfect sense, all the more so if you have pets sharing your living space. Maybe, even vacuum more often to minimize pet dander. Then there are those pesky dust mites that thrive in carpets. Suck those critters up, especially if you have indoor allergies.

A routine eco-friendly carpet cleaning works wonders, too.

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