Part of caring for your carpets to help extend their life and protect your investment is to vacuum on a regular basis. What most people don’t realize, is that there are some vacuuming mistakes that they could be making without even realizing it. This is why Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some vacuuming tips so that you can enjoy cleaner carpets that will last longer.
Vacuum in Both Directions
It can be easy to get into the habit of vacuuming your home using the same patterns. You likely do this task often enough that it becomes something you don’t give a lot of thought. When a task becomes simple muscle memory, you can work at it without even thinking about it. When vacuuming, you should avoid vacuuming in the same direction every time. When you choose to vacuum in the opposite direction that you did the last time, there is fine dirt and dust that is picked up that wouldn’t have been picked up otherwise.
Slow Down While Vacuuming
This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make when you are vacuuming. Vacuuming should be something that you take your time doing. If you are moving too fast, your vacuum doesn’t have the time to suck up all the debris that is in the fibers of your carpet. You will get more out of your vacuum if you take it a bit slower.
Use Your Dust Brush & Other Attachments
Your vacuum likely came with a bunch of attachments that you aren’t using on a regular basis. Without using them, you are probably not picking up all the debris that is found along the outer edges of your rooms. Using those edging tools at least once a month will increase the effectiveness of your vacuuming.
Vacuum Height Adjustment
Did you know that the beater bar in your vacuum can be adjusted according to the height of your carpet pile? If you have shaggy carpet with a high pile, you will need to have your beater bar set much higher than when you have a shorter pile. Many people don’t realize that they need to adjust their vacuum when switching between rooms with different flooring.
Dust Before You Vacuum
If your home is looking dusty, don’t dust the surfaces in your home before you vacuum your flooring. When you dust your home, it usually stirs up dust in the air and it lands on the carpet. If you have already vacuumed, that dust will settle down into the fibers and will be more difficult to remove later.
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Another part of maintaining your carpet is to have it professionally cleaned. If it has been a while since you last had your carpet professionally cleaned, call on the professionals at Carpet Care 2000 to keep your carpets in like new condition. Call us today!