Vacuuming is not a task I thoroughly enjoy. Nonetheless, thanks to my self-diagnosed OCD, I find myself vacuuming every couple of days to maintain my floors. After years of routine cleaning and a number of various vacuum cleaners, I’ve learnt the benefits from keeping my vacuum cleaner in a good condition. I have collated my top tips to maintaining your vacuum cleaner to extend its lifespan, give you a better clean and retain a clean atmosphere in your home.
Bags, Bags, Bags!
A vacuum cleaner’s bag is the most important factor of vacuum maintenance. Not only does it require regular changing but it’s crucial that you get the right fit too! Making sure you have the right bag for your vacuum means that the dust will stay exactly where it is supposed to and won’t clog other areas of your cleaner. You should be emptying or changing your bag when it reaches 2/3 capacity. When the vacuum’s bag starts to fill up, debris and particulate can escape down the hose of the vacuum and through the vents, polluting the air and your floors. Bagless vacuums such as the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner gives you peace of mind with its 2-tier radial cyclone suction and one touch emptying, eliminating the need for you to get your hands dirty. See the full range of Dyson Vacuums at Harvey Norman.
Both bagged and bagless vacuums require their filters to be cleaned regularly as well. Filters are essential when it comes to trapping particles that pollute our homes. A dirty filter means that these particles aren’t trapped and continue to contaminate the home. Vacuums such as the Dyson Cyclone V10 which features a filtration system that catches 99.97% of small particles, as well need cleaning often. With more particles captured, the more they can become full in a shorter space of time. Filters should be replaced or cleaned every 6 months since the longer you leave it, the more it might start to smell!
Keep On Rolling.
A dirty brush roll can impact on a number of factors when it comes to cleaning. Over time of vacuuming up dust and hair fibres, they can build up and clog the brush roll. It’s important to keep these clear so that you can ensure you’re getting the best clean out of your vacuum. The Dyson stick vacuums feature a number of various brushes and tools to help you get into the tricky spots that harbour the most mess. Dyson vacuums feature direct-drive heads that harness more suction power, which helps to prevents build up in the brush rolls. Using the right attachment for the right flooring can help you keep unnecessary blockages from the brush roll as well. Using a seam ripper, you can unclog your brush roll of hair and fibres f you’ve found that it has become particularly dirty. With a clean brush roll you can expect a better and more thorough clean and with regular maintenance, you’ll find it won’t have the chance to clog again!
Vacuuming is important to not only keep our floors spotless and clean but to also keep the air we breathe in clean too. Through vacuuming, you can eliminate harsh particles or dangerous contaminants that accumulate over time. If you’re using a dirty vacuum, you may as well not vacuum at all! Just a few minutes of work every so often will ensure that you extend the life of your vacuum, feel better suction and have a cleaner home. Visit Harvey Norman today to find your perfect Dyson today.