Vacuums are one of the most precious and useful tools a homeowner can have. However, many of us do not know the right way of using a vacuum cleaner effectively. Vacuum cleaners can easily pick up the clutter and get rid of the mess for you. 

To make it easier for you, we have curated this guide on All About Vacuums, so you can make the most of your vacuuming. Let us get started.

Tips for using a vacuum cleaner like a pro!

1. Do it more than once

Do not assume that vacuuming the dust and hair on the floor once is enough. It is recommended to vacuum multiple times in the same area and cover it from multiple directions. This way, the dirt, and debris are picked up more effectively.

This can be especially tricky if you have pets at home. Pets shed a lot of hair over the carpet and furniture. It wouldn’t be a wonder if you had to vacuum that space up to 10 times to remove the hair lying around.

However, even if you do not have a pet, it is still advisable to go over the same area more than once in different directions. 

2. Vacuum periodically

This is yet another important thing that most homeowners tend to ignore. Allot a specific day of the week or month to vacuum your house. Following a regular schedule and sticking to the routine will ensure that your floors are always clean.

In most homes, vacuuming one to two times a week is sufficient. However, if you live in a high-traffic area, your home might need a little more attention. Moreover, if you have pets that shed, you might need to vacuum more than once a week.

3. Remember to empty the canister

Always remember to empty the bag if it is three-fourths full. Do not forget to change the bag or empty it regularly. Otherwise, you will have a hard time vacuuming the floors with an already full canister.

In case you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, you need to check how full the container is. We recommend you to start vacuuming while it is nearly empty as it ensures effective and successful results.

However, if you have a vacuum cleaner that comes with a bag, you can change or empty it at regular intervals. It is worth noting that a full bag does not let the other parts of the device operate with their highest efficiency.

4. Spot treatment

Vacuums only suction the area and do not treat it if it has stains. If you have accidentally spilled something on the carpet, the stain must be treated as soon as possible. This avoids the chances of it getting deposited long-term.

Thus, if you notice any stains on your carpet while vacuuming, it is wise to treat them with an effective spot cleaner before vacuuming it. This will not only ensure that your carpet is in good condition but also improve the results of your vacuuming efforts.  

5. Move the furniture

Our living rooms, bedrooms, and dining halls often feature large items that can act as dust hoarders. It is thus essential to move them around while cleaning so that your vacuum can reach the difficult-to-clean spots.

If you are not able to move the furniture, we advise you to invest in accessories that come along with a vacuum cleaner and help in sucking out the dust accumulated under the large items. 

Summing up

Does cleaning floors still scare you? We bet it does not! Follow a regular schedule and keep our tips in mind to have a squeaky clean floor everywhere and every time!