Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Care for your Vacuum

To keep your carpet looking it’s best and lasting longer you need to have a good vacuum and you need to take good care of it, I have some tips for both!

Before you vacuum a room, use a toothbrush to loosen the dust around the perimeter of the carpet and around heavy furniture that can’t be moved.  This will help you get into those crevices without beating up the baseboards or the vacuum.

Use slow, overlapping strokes to get the most out of your vacuuming, this means vacuum every area twice, up and back and up and back again.

This will get more dirt out of your carpeting. Do you get frustrated when you stretch your vacuum cord to the limit and it unplugs in the middle of a job? Plug a long, heavy-duty extension cord into the vacuum and you’ll be able to move more freely!

Take good care of your vacuum, after each use, unplug the machine and flip over the carpet beater attachment. 

Clear any hair and strings from the bar.  If you allow them to stay there they will make your vacuum work harder the next time you use it and that puts un-needed stress on the belts.

Change the bag when it’s about three quarters of the way full, if it gets too full it can clog the hoses and overwork the motor.  If your vacuum has a filter it’s also a good idea to check and clean that too.

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