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Everything you need to know about using a vacuum cleaner while house cleaning

By Luke Armstrong

The tools like a vacuum cleaner that you use to clean your home can often be under appreciated and not used efficiently. For those looking for the best cleaning tips that can save time and money, here is everything you need to know about using a vacuum cleaner while house cleaning.


using a vacuum cleaner while house cleaning

Vacuum cleaners can come in all shapes and sizes. From those with faces painted on them to simple hand held devices, in bagless and bagged forms, the vacuum cleaner has become a feature of almost every home. As an excellent means of eliminating dust, using a hoover correctly can really make a difference when it comes to cleaning in the most efficient manner possible. For the most part, the vacuum cleaner has a variety of functions. The first is the largest and most commonly used suction device, which can normally be found on the base of the device, closest to the floor. This is ideal for the quick removal of dust and dirt from carpets and rugs. Most vacuums also feature several adaptable features, with a selection of nozzles designed to fit into tricky corners. When it comes to your house, experimenting with this selection is the quickest way towards understanding how to get the best and most efficient clean with your hoover.

Once you have managed to cover every inch of the home, it might be time to empty the device. Because the dust and the dirt does no simply vanish, vacuum cleaners collect the waste in one of two main forms. The use of vacuum bags means that you have a disposable sack into which everything which is collected is deposited. Simply open the vacuum, detach the bag and throw it away, before fitting a new bag in place. For those vacuums which don’t have a bag, there will be a removable and reusable collection bin. Usually, these are made of clear plastic and it is possible to see when the dust has built up and it needs emptying. If you cannot see into this area, when the device begins to lose suction, you will know that it is time to change the bag or empty the bin. Removing the dust which has already been vacuumed can be a tricky maneuver, especially for those who are attempting to do this for the first time. Be careful to not spill or drop dust on the floor, as this could undo all of the good work you’ve done so far.

As well as the more normal uses for a hoover, the adaptable nozzles allow it to be used in several other ways. Removing cobwebs with the longer adaptors can be easy enough, while placing a piece of porous material over the smaller nozzles (such as a pair of tights) can mean that the vacuum becomes an excellent means of picking up smaller, difficult to grasp items which you may have dropped, such as a ring or an earring. It is also possible to use a vacuum cleaner to clean the interior of your car in much the same way as you would your home. When doing this, be sure to place the main body of the hoover on a floor mat in order to prevent the device vacuuming all of the dirt off the ground.