To maintain the look, feel, and appearance of your carpet you'll need to vacuum on a regular basis. If you are new to vacuuming, you'll find the tips below to help you when it comes to keeping your home clean:
1. Before you start, you should always inspect the area. Pick up any objects that could cause your vacuum cleaner to clog up. The smaller objects are fine, just as long as they will pass through the vacuum.
2. You should check the vacuum bag to ensure that it isn't full already. If it is full, you should go ahead and change it. A full bag isn't going to suck up much dirt, as the power will be greatly reduced due to the bag taking up a great deal of storage and limiting the suction.
3. You should always vacuum forwards instead of going backwards. Going forward will get the job done quicker and you won't wear your cord out near as fast. When going backwards, you also run the risk of running back over your cord, which is something you don't want to do.
4. Be sure that you overlap your strokes to ensure that you get out all of the dirt and the
residue. You don't want to miss any of the carpet, which is why it is important that you overlap your strokes.
5. You should change your vacuuming direction on occasion to reduce any type of matting in your carpet. You can change direction without any problems. Doing this every time you make a sweep on the carpet or every other time you vacuum will be good.
6. On corners, use a damp cloth or a crevice tool attachment that hooks up to your vacuum cleaner. This will ensure that you get the corners and tight areas good, and they don't
stand out from the rest of the carpet.
7. You can get rid of dust particles and dirt by waving a vacuum wand under your bed. Doing so on occasion will ensure that your bedroom stays clean, and smells clean as well.
- Chris Cassady