Vacuuming is the quickest way to maintain your carpets and keep them dust free and clean. Most people having a carpet at home are familiar with the concept of vacuuming to remove traceable dirt, dust, and other minute particles clogged into the fibers of the carpet. However, you must employ the best cleaning techniques to protect your carpets and extend their life by several years.
We have shared here some vital tips for carpet cleaning using a vacuum cleaner. Our tricks will simplify your vacuum cleaning process while allowing you to perform best.
1. The Kind of Vacuum Cleaners You Need
There are several types of vacuum cleaners available in the market. Professional carpet cleaners use the industry version and they are typically the best. They are used for deep cleaning carpets and upholsteries. However, they are pretty expensive and difficult to use.
If you want to buy one for yourself, go with the one that is manufactured for home-use. Even here, you get several options – hand-held ones, dry, wet/dry, upright, and canisters. Since not all vacuum cleaners serve all purposes, it is essential to buy the one that meets your carpet cleaning needs perfectly.
If you are buying a new carpet for your home, you can ask the seller or contact the manufacturer to find out if there’s any particular way the carpet is supposed to be vacuumed. For instance, soft carpets are gaining popularity. However, they require a different kind of vacuum cleaner than the standard cut-pile carpets.
Look at different options, such as vacuum head attachments, accessories, power, run time, etc. before you choose the one.
2. Use the Beater Bar
A beater bar is a rotating brush that comes along with a vacuum cleaner. It is designed in such a way that it loosens deeply rooted soil by whisking the carpet bedding. The beater bar is perfect for cut-pile carpets. However, it is not recommended for other types of carpets, such as looped styled ones for it can make the appearance of the loops fuzzy.
Also, beater bars could be risky on looped style carpets because loosened fiber strands can wrap themselves around the brush and rip off several strands with vacuum force, eventually spoiling the carpet.
Frieze style carpets and carpets made out of wools should also not be cleaned with a beater bar head brush.
If your beater bar isn’t detachable, then turn off the mechanism and use the ‘suction only’ operation on such fibred carpets.
3. Techniques for Vacuum Cleaning
- Pick up big objects by hands, such as toys, coins, etc, or they might choke the entrance of vacuum and impair suction.
- Vacuum the carpet back and forth slowly and press hard for deep suction. Do not rush.
- Run the vacuum in all directions, with an overlapping motion.
- Empty vacuum bag or canister when it is three-quarters full. A full bag can impair suction power.
4. Try Different Attachments
- Buy a cleaner with an adjustable height for cleaning different styles of carpets.
- Use a crevice attachment along the baseboard to clean the edges of your room.
- Use the upholstery attachment to clean delicate fabrics, such as wool, silk, soft carpets and so on.
- Do not run beater bar over the edges. It can cause fraying.
- Use a hose attachment and a smaller piece to vacuum stairs and in-between railings perfectly.
- Blow hard-to-reach areas before vacuuming to loosen accumulated dust.
Try vacuuming at least twice a week for effective results. And, hire a professional carpet cleaning service provider to deep clean the carpets once a year.
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