Vacuuming is one of the most vital things to do to maintain the cleanliness of your carpet at home or the work place.
Get your vacuum working thoroughly and frequently, especially in areas of lots of exposure to dirt. Remember that walking on dirty carpet permits the soil and dirt pieces to work their way below the surface where they are difficult to deal with and can hurt the fibers. Frequent care allows you to take care of that before it happens.
Some do’s and don’ts when vacuuming
Don’t use the sprinkle on carpet powders in your machine. Some people use them but here are reasons why you shouldn’t ever do it:
1.When vacuuming, the powder flies around in the room air and could be breathed by you and your family.
2. The bags need to be changed once a month.
Don’t use your main vacuum to clean up large amounts of dirt like your fireplace. Get a used one for a few dollars and use that for things like your fireplace.
Don’t run your machine on areas that are not perfectly dry. Moisture could sneak into the machine and could cause an electrical shock so ensure the carpet is perfectly dry before vacuuming. This could take place after shampooing.
Change your bag AT LEAST once a month
Never let your vacuum bag get over half full.
The bag gets dirty really quickly. One average, you should change the bag at least once a month depending on how often you vacuum.
Cleaning performance is greatly affected by the bag. A bag too full could cause your machine to run hotter and puts more strain on your motor.
Changing your bag could greatly help you maintain the performance of your vacuum.
Change your belt about every three months.
Belts stretch and could wear out. It could get stretched so badly that the beater bar is no longer turning at full speed. On average, the belt should be changed every three months for ideal performance
Vacuum the traffic lanes twice weekly and the entire area once weekly in rooms with light traffic.
Areas with heavier traffic require that the lanes be done daily and the entire area bi-weekly.
Up to three passes of the machine will suffice for light soiling, but five to seven passes are necessary for heavily soiled areas.
Make sure you change the vacuuming direction occasionally.