Vacuuming. It may not be your favorite chore to get done, but it is an essential task nonetheless.
How you go about vacuuming can make a huge difference in the cleanliness of your home. In today’s blog article, we will discuss how to ensure you are vacuuming effectively.
Before you begin vacuuming there are a few ways to prep. Make sure to shake out curtains or mats to loosen dust then wait a few minutes for it to settle. Dust all hard surfaces including furniture and make sure the floor is free of any items that don’t stay there. If they are small enough, move them while you vacuum. This may be a good time to clean mats, rugs, pet beds or anything else that may collect dust but can’t be “dusted”.
When you do vacuum make sure to vacuum thoroughly. This means cleaning the full surface of the floor and in different directions to ensure you get all the dust. Clean out your vacuum in between rooms or areas if the vacuum seems particularly full, otherwise it may slow down or prohibit it from picking up.
While a quick vacuum may be all you have time for some times. Don’t make it a habit. A thorough job takes time, so don’t leave it for the last minute. This will also ensure you don’t wait for the carpet to be at it’s worst before vacuuming it. This will result in dirt piling below and flaring up allergies. The more often you do it, the easier it will be (and cleaner it will stay).
Taking a few minutes extra to make sure you have done a thorough job will keep your carpets cleaner and in better shape and help retain their life. If your carpet or rugs are in need of a deeper cleaning than a regular vacuum can handle, give us a call so we can set up an appointment and get your carpet in top shape!