How To Properly Vacuum Your Carpet
Vacuuming, its a simple task that is true.
Most people though do not know how to properly vacuum their carpets. Most
people just go over the carpet as quickly as possible and then throw the
vacuum back in the closet. This article will explain how to vacuum your
carpet more efficiently and will explain how important vacuum maintenance
The common W pattern that most people use is
very inefficient. When you push the vacuum forward, it is not vacuuming
very efficiently. The backward stroke is when most debris, dirt, etc is
pulled out of the carpet. The vacuum is most effective on the backwards
stroke. What you want to do is expose all of the carpet to a backwards
stroke. To do this pull the vacuum straight back and then push it forward
to the next area an pull it straight back again. You are not vacuuming on
the forward stroke, you are only positioning the vacuum.
You need a properly running vacuum in order to
vacuum efficiently. Check the bag often. When the bag gets half full
replace it or empty it. The suction power of your vacuum is severely
reduced when the bag gets over half full. Check the belts and make sure
that they are in good condition to spin the brush properly. If your vacuum
has a height adjuster, make sure that it is adjusted correctly. It should
be set so that the brushes just barely touch the tops of the carpet
fibers. Too high or too low and it won't work properly.