Vacuum cleaners are one of the most important appliances you can have at your home. While yes, you can do what vacuum cleaners do by yourself but it is far more time consuming and hard. That is why it is better if you have a vacuum cleaner and you clean everything out super easily and super fast.
But you have to take care of the vacuum cleaner as well. As it is exposed to all the dust and dirt, it needs special care. Apparently, it is not that hard to take care of it- if you know how to.
Furthermore, it only makes your tasks easier if you use it right. Therefore, you need to know how to use and maintain the vacuum cleaner. Because the machine needs both of these to serve you best.
It’s a pleasure for you that I have already prepared an infographic that should be helpful for using and maintaining your favorite vacuum cleaner. Here I wanted to make sure that you get a visual image, that will express the common tips for most of the vacuum cleaner.
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In fact, the Infographic is self-explaining, and it has a lot of information for you. However, I am going to break down everything for you.
How to use a vacuum cleaner?
While vacuum cleaner makes your work easy and is itself easy to use- it won’t be easy if you do not know how to use it. That is why it is essential that you learn to use a vacuum cleaner right. Just keep the following things in your mind:
Check the attachments
When you first assemble the vacuum cleaner, make sure you assemble it well. The cord, the hose, the brushes, etc should not only be attached at the right place but they should also be attached firmly. The loose ends will end up making your house even messier.
Worse, it may cause huge damage to your vacuum cleaner. Therefore, attach everything well.
Read the Manual
Vacuum cleaners are usually very straight forward to use. However, not all vacuum cleaners are the same, each has its own way of operations. Therefore, always read the manual well before starting to use the vacuum cleaner.
It will tell you clearly what you have to do to start, uses and adjust the vacuum cleaner.
Use the tools for the correct purposes
Almost all vacuum cleaners come with a number of tools that bring versatility to the vacuum cleaner. You need to know how to use each of these tools to get the most out of the vacuum cleaners. Let’s check the purposes of these tools out.
The tool is exactly what it sounds like- a narrow brush like the part that is used to clean narrow spaces and corners. In fact, it reaches and cleans those laces which you may find manually hard to reach.
If you want to brush away the dust from furniture and other objects in the room, the dusting brush is what you should use. It is mostly used for soft surfaces.
As the name suggests, this tool is mostly used to clean the areas above the ground. You can vacuum the curtains, furniture, etc with this tool.
It mainly extends the reach of the vacuum cleaner. Using this tool, you can deal with the dirt and debris on the ceilings and more- areas you cannot reach easily.
How to maintain a vacuum cleaner?
Just using the vacuum cleaner right is not enough to make it stay for the long term. You have to maintain it the right way as well. To be honest, that is not so hard either. Here is what you should keep in your mind when you maintain a vacuum cleaner.
Replace the dust bag timely
Dust and debris can get in and get stuck anywhere quite easily. When you use a dust bag that is pretty full, the dirt and debris get stuck there. Furthermore, the bag being unable to accept more dust or debris will keep your house unclean despite you vacuuming it every day.
In fact, it is not enough to empty the dust bag when it is full, you have to empty the dust bag while 2/3 of it is full. You have to replace it when it’s necessary to replace it. Or else, other parts of the vacuum cleaner will get clogged.
Empty the dust cans
If you use a vacuum cleaner that has replaceable dust cans in it then you have to empty the cans timely. Apparently, you can also use soapy water to clean it and then dry it well before attaching it. This ensures that you get the best quality clean in your house.
Clean or replace the filter
Many vacuum cleaners have filters in them that just cleans the air in your house thoroughly. Since it cleans such minute particles, you can quite imagine how much dust and allergens it gets exposed to. If this filter is washable, then wash it on a regular basis with soap and water and dry it well.
On the other hand, if it is not washable then replace it. Filters are not that expensive. If it is a HEPA filter you are using then you have all the more reasons to better maintain it.
Clean the brushes and attachments
The brushes and attachments come in direct contact with all kinds of dirt and debris. Starting from hair to allergens- brushes and attachments touch all. Therefore, it is easy for them to get clogged and dirty.
In order to clean them, start by removing the hair and the things attached to the bristles. Then, you can wash them and dry them to use them again. You can do these by either keeping the part attached to the unit or by detaching them. Separate the parts only if you know how to.
Check the belt of the vacuum cleaner
The belt is apparently one of the most important parts of the vacuum cleaner. It can wear out and if it does, the vacuum cleaner will not function efficiently. Thus, check that the belt is not loose and worn out. If it is, replace the belt with a good fit.
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While vacuum cleaners are very helpful objects, they are only objects and need your care. If you do not care for them enough they will neither work well nor will they last. Thus, it is necessary that you know how to use and maintain a vacuum cleaner. When you know, it will be as easy as a breeze to do these tasks.