You would be amazed how many people avoid vacuuming too often because they worry it will damage their carpets. While they worry the motion of brushing and drawing dirt out of the carpet has a bad impact on the fibers, the fact is, today’s modern carpets can take a lot more of a beating than a vacuuming. In fact, the biggest enemy of a carpet is dirt and other particles. When particles get worked further and further into the fibers of a carpet, they cause damage and can shorten the life of the carpet by a lot. The longer you wait to vacuum, the deeper the particles can go, making it more difficult to remove them and stop the damage.
Carpeting is a major investment, and maintaining yours is well worth the effort. In today’s blog, we want to dive into some tips for keeping your carpet in the best shape possible between professional cleaning from our team.
Effective Vacuuming Tips
Vacuuming frequently and correctly not only protects your carpet, it cleans the air you breathe every day. These are some steps that will ensure you get the best results:
- Clean from the top down. Start cleaning by dusting fans, bookshelves, and any other high, dusty objects. All extra dust will fall to the carpet. As a result, you can eliminate a bunch of dust from the room while vacuuming. This is far more effective than vacuuming and then sprinkling dust all over the carpets afterward!
- Don’t rush. It is too easy to hurry through vacuuming. After all, it isn’t the most exciting activity. However vacuuming quickly doesn’t give your vacuum the time it needs to pull in pollutants and dirt.
Don’t start in the doorway. To get the best results, start vacuuming in the corner furthest from the door and work your way back until the room is finished.
Use the attachments. Too many crevice and brush attachments languish without being used. Use yours to clean up the edges of the room before vacuuming the rest of the carpet.
- Don’t let the bag fill up. The more full the vacuum bag, the less powerful the vacuum’s pulling power. If you replace the bag when it is half full, you ensure your vacuum continues to function at its most effective.
The Best Type of Vacuum
Your vacuum plays a big role in keeping your home allergen-free. Look for a HEPA vacuum. These types of vacuums offer the very best filtration, removing 99.97 percent of all particles. It goes a long way in preventing these particles, which cause asthma and allergies. A HEPA vacuum is also a sealed to ensure that particles don’t escape.
As for the style of vacuum, if you have a lot of wall-to-wall carpet, we suggest you invest in an upright vacuum. If you have a lot of hard flooring, a canister vacuum will make life easier with portability.