Vacuuming 101

 
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Why is thorough vacuuming so important? Think of your carpet as the largest air filter in your home. Yearly green carpet cleaning is a huge help! However, regular, weekly cleaning and proper vacuuming is also essential for a healthy home!

How do you know if your carpets need a more thorough cleaning?

  • Dark lines on your carpet at the base of walls.

  • Your home is continuously dusty.

  • Your socks get dirty when you’re walking around the house.

  • Your home has a stale odor.

  • Frequent indoor allergies.

  • High-traffic areas on your carpets look dark.

Professional deep cleaning at least twice per year can help tremendously. But in between professional cleaning, what can you do?

Vacuuming 101

Proper vacuuming is the easiest and most effective way to keep your carpet clean. Regular vacuuming can also have the largest impact on the air you breathe by removing dust, dirt, allergens, and particles.

To get the most out of your vacuuming regime, remember these few easy tips:

  • Utilize the tools that came with your vacuum cleaner. Using the crevice tools around the edges of a room will keep dust from building up.

  • A quick once-over doesn’t do much. Slow and steady does the trick.

  • Vacuum in two directions. Go over the room in one direction and then again in the opposite direction. This will pick up more dirt and keep the carpet fibers from getting packed down.

  • “Top-down” cleaning saves you the step of vacuuming again after dusting. Dust blinds, windowsills, and furniture surfaces first and then vacuum away any fallen dust.

  • Remember to replace or empty vacuum bags when they are half to two-thirds full as this improves the efficacy of the vacuum.

  • After you empty your vacuum bag or canister, toss in a cotton ball saturated in essential oils to refresh the scent in your home.

How Often Should You Vacuum?

As a rule of thumb, you should vacuum at least once a week with a Seal of Approval-certified vacuum cleaner. However, the more foot traffic over your carpet, the more you need to vacuum.

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Shantell Gallegos