Proper floor care is vital to maintaining the cleanliness of your home or office. Vacuuming your floors is the most important step in this process. Following these five tips will have you vacuum cleaning like a pro!

1. Schedule Your Cleaning

Vacuuming once a week or so is sufficient for most homes. If you have household pets or small children that tend to leave crumbs along the way, perhaps you may find yourself vacuuming your floors more frequently. Pick a day of the week that works best for you to ensure your floors stay clean. 

2. Don’t Forget To Empty The Canister Or Change The Bag

This might sound like an obvious one, but your vacuum cannot run effectively with a full bag or canister. Taking care of your vacuum is vital to its performance and cleanliness in your home.

3. Use The Right Setting

Most vacuum cleaners have multiple settings that allow you to adjust based on the type of floor you’re cleaning. Depending on the height of the surface (i.e. long carpet vs. hardwood), you’ll want to adjust the height of the vacuum cleaner to allow maximum suction. As you move about vacuuming your home, be sure to adjust the settings to ensure you’re receiving the highest performance of your vacuum cleaning device. 

4. What About Those Hard-To-Reach Areas?

Oh, those small closets and stairs can be a hassle to clean! That’s where your edge and crevice attachments come in handy. These tools provide a deeper suction for those tight corners and small areas as they’re designed to clean furniture, stairs, corners, and hard-to-reach spaces. You work hard as it is, so let your vacuum do the hard work for you!

5. Deep Cleans Are Necessary

Sure, you may have your vacuum schedule down to a science and keep up on your routine, but giving your hardwood floors and carpeted areas a deep clean is vital and necessary. This will help loosen and eliminate dirt that has built up over time. Once you deep clean (steam or shampoo), vacuum your floors thoroughly and start a schedule. By doing so, your floors will remain cleaner over time as dirt and dust will not be as deeply embedded in the flooring surface. 

Are you feeling extra motivated and ready to take your vacuum cleaning to the next level? The experts at Swanson’s Discount Vacuum are here for you and ready to help!