When it comes to vacuuming, you know well enough that you have to keep at it on a regular basis. Your carpet cannot clean itself, nor can it stop all the dust and dirt coming its way. Your vacuum cleaner is the main cleaning ally you have to remedy this.
The vacuum cleaner is a versatile tool that can clean pretty much any type of flooring. You just need to have the right vacuum cleaner and use it to the best of your abilities. Here is a quick guide on that:
- Wood floor – don’t let the pretty look of wood floor fool you – there is actually a lot of dust lurking there, only it is concealed so you cannot see it. It hides in the space between the planks. Cleaning down these crevices takes a powerful vacuum cleaner, something with about 100 air-watts to guarantee effective results. A canister vacuum cleaner is ideal for this task. You can use a horsehair floor brush to maximise the effect.
- Low pile carpets/area rugs – a beater bar attachment to your vacuum cleaner is what works best for keeping low pile carpets and area rugs clean. Essentially, this is a rotating brush, also referred to as turbo brush, which stirs debris from the bottom of the carpet so the suction function can do its work. Normally, it is canister and upright vacuum cleaners that have beater bars.
- Thick carpets/area rugs – when it comes to vacuum cleaning a thick carpet or area rug, you cannot rely on the canister and upright vacuum cleaners. What you need for them is an electric power vacuum with good suction. You will do well to give the rugs a good shake outside before you attempt any cleaning service. Don’t forget to call in professionals once or twice a year to deal with carpets.
- Tiled floors – cleaning tile floors with a hose and floor brush is the way to go. It is somewhat risky to use an upright vacuum cleaner with a power brush on tiled floors. The reason is that the wheels can mark the tile. Besides, the spinning brush roll may actually spit back as much dust as it picks up.
- Delicate rugs – many rugs out there require special care. If you want to be safe, you should clean them with an air-driven powerhead, or perhaps a floor brush with straight suction.
- Stairs – for carpeted stairs, you should think about the style and weight of your vacuum. Imagine climbing the staircase with a heavy upright vacuum – not the most fun thing to do. You should use a lightweight vacuum to deal with carpeted stairs. If there is no carpet on the stairs, you should use the upholstery attachment of the vacuum to ‘dust’ the stairs.
As you can see, there is a vacuum for pretty much every type of floor you have at home. It is up to you to pick the right vacuum for the type of floor you have at home.
There is always the option of hiring PCCL Ltd on 020 8884 9148 to get the floors in your home to great shape.
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