Effectively Using Your Vacuum

Effectively Using Your Vacuum

The thought of effectively using your vacuum likely intrigued those of you who love cleaning and made those of you who don’t hope for a fast and easy solution to what you consider an unwanted chore. No matter how you feel about your vacuum, the truth is, it is an effective solution for removing dust and dirt from your carpets and flooring. Using suction to capture all of life’s little messes is an infinitely great idea but cleaning carpets and flooring aren’t the only task for which your vacuum cleaner is designed.

For most homes, there is either an upright vacuum or a canister vacuum. Whichever you have, there is likely a hose with a variety of attachments and possibly even a detachable and portable hand vac for hard to reach places. Some homes may have both types, plus a handheld vacuum while most have, at least, one of the larger vacuums and a smaller handheld vac. Just so you know, here are some of the other amazing uses for which your vacuum is effective.

Dust and Allergens

Your vacuum has an attachment known as a dusting brush which is ideal to trap dust that collects on lights, lamps, shades, blinds, books, plant leaves and more. Trapping and removing dust is simple with your vacuum’s dusting brush attachment. The dusting brush is also a helpful tool for windowsills, windowpanes, and crevices (between screens and windows). By vacuuming these items and areas regularly you, along with your drapes and window treatments, will help keep allergens from accumulating and irritating the allergy sufferers in your home.

Excess Pet Hair

While your vacuum is designed to remove pet hair on your rugs and hard surface flooring, it can also be used on pet bedding as well as human quilts, comforters, and bedspreads. Removing pet hair from pet and human bedding before laundering will help keep excess hair from causing leaks or clogs, and ensure your bedding gets its cleanest during the wash cycle.

Dust Mites, Spiders, Fleas, and More

Your vacuum is an effective tool to remove dust mites as well as the human cells on which they feed. Vacuuming regularly is also a proven deterrent for adult and larval fleas, killing 96 percent of the pesky creatures. In addition, using your vacuum hose with the vacuum’s crevice tool is a great way to rid your home of spiders, mosquitoes, and other insects which tend to gather in the corners of your home.

Carpets, Pillows, and Upholstery

While you already know your vacuum is effective at removing dirt, dust, and crumbs from carpets, pillows, and upholstery, you may not know that your vacuum plus a box of baking soda can freshen all these items and areas. Baking soda sprinkled on upholstery, carpets, and pillows, allow it to sit for an hour. When you vacuum away the baking soda, odors will be removed, and fabrics will be brightened.

Kitchen Appliances

While cleaning your kitchen appliances isn’t the first item that comes to mind when you think of vacuuming, your vacuum can handle some kitchen jobs efficiently. Now, obviously your vacuum can’t clean out the refrigerator or the oven, but it can help. Before attempting to clean any of these areas, you need to first unplug the appliance you are preparing to clean. The vacuum cleaner can remove dust from the coils and condenser, helping your refrigerator function more efficiently. The vacuum crevice tool can also help remove crumbs between appliances and counters. You can also use your vacuum to remove the ash from your oven after the automatic cleaning cycle is complete.

Call on Signature Maids

Whenever you need help with vacuuming or other house cleaning chores, the professionals at Signature Maids are ready to assist you with all your cleaning needs.