In order to prolong the lifespan of your carpets and keep them looking their absolute best, vacuuming is an essential – if not always popular – household cleaning chore. But how often should you vacuum? What’s the best tool for the job? What pitfalls need to be avoided?
In this post we do our best to unravel these common vacuum mysteries to make vacuuming your home an efficient and stress-free experience.
It all depends on the footfall
Vacuuming is not an exact science and the more often you do it, generally the cleaner your carpets. However vacuuming all your carpets on a daily basis isn’t realistic for most of us given the hustle and bustle of our everyday lives.
The amount of times you need to vacuum is dependant on the amount of wear your carpet gets. Your carpets can be classified depending on the amount of use into high and low traffic areas.
It is suggested by leading vacuum cleaner manufacturers that heavy traffic areas should be vacuumed twice weekly but in some cases the most used areas should be done daily. In less used areas it is likely you will only need to vacuum once a week.
Don’t walk-in dirt and debris
Walking on a dirty carpet allows the soil particles to work their way down into the carpet fibres. If this happens it will make it considerably more difficult to clean and embedded dirt can even cause lasting damage to the carpet.
Staying on top of the vacuuming enables you to remove dirt and dust particles from the surface before they have chance to work their way into the carpets. Remember to vacuum slowly and work from side to side. It is always worth changing direction occasionally as this will reduce matting and stand up the pile.
Get the right tool for the job
There are a range of vacuum cleaner tools available with each one designed to make cleaning easier. As well as tools you can also purchase replacement and consumable parts for vacuum cleaners, including filters, bags, belts and brush rolls. You can buy vacuum cleaner spares from leading brands like Vax, Bissell, Hoover, Miele and Dyson at BuySpares.