Did you know you can make vacuuming mistakes? Most people are concerned when it comes to buying a vacuum. You read reviews and want the best you can get. Did you know that if make these mistakes, even the best rated vacuum cannot do the job properly?
Vacuuming Mistakes – Bag or Canister Full
You should change the bag or empty the canister bin before it is half full. When it is half full the suction power can be reduced by as much as 50%! That means you are working harder and getting less done. Change the bag or empty the canister when it’s about one-third full.
Vacuuming Mistakes – Sharp or Hard Items
It’s annoying to bend over and pick up that bobby pin or paper clip, but if you vacuum them up they can tear the bag, hose or damage the machine. You need to pick those items up before vacuuming. Even a coin can damage the machine and let’s not forgot those tiny building blocks either.
Vacuuming Mistakes – Brush on Wrong Surface
The brush is made for carpets and helps to lift the pile and get the dirt. The revolving brush shouldn’t be used on hard surface floors because it will scatter the dirt and could possible scratch the floor. Most vacuums have a switch so you can move easily between carpet and hard surfaces. Be sure to check yours and use it correctly.
Vacuuming Mistakes – Wet Surfaces
Never try to vacuum up a wet spill or flood area with a normal vacuum. Besides ruining the machine you be electrocuted! There are special wet-dry vacuums made for that purpose. Some smaller ones run less than $30 or you can usually rent a larger one from a tool rental shop.
Vacuuming Mistakes – Trashing It
When your vacuum loses suction you may feel it is time to toss it out. If you’ve changed the bags, emptied the canister and still don’t have suction there are a few other things to check. A hose may be clogged, the filters may be dirty and need of a cleaning. The brush might be tangled with hair. Check your owner’s manual for typical maintenance procedures and you might be surprised at how well your vacuum works.
Vacuuming Mistakes – Not Getting Professional Cleaning
You do a great job vacuuming and the carpet looks good so you don’t think you need to get it professionally cleaned. The E.P.A. actually recommends that a 2 person home should have the carpet cleaning every 6 to 12 months. There are things you just can’t get with a vacuum. Call for professional carpet cleaning in Gainesville VA.
You have ink on carpet! Why does it seem it is always a dark color that is spilled on a light colored carpet?
Ink on Carpet – First Step
Always act quickly. Blot it with a dry cloth or paper towel. Do not rub, just blot it and get as much up as you can that way.
One of the most annoying parts of being a cat owner must be the litter box. My cat seems to take great pride in tracking the litter to the carpet and then shaking it off her feet. There must be a better way to deal with this. Here are some tips I’ve found.
Here in Bristow VA some of us are still snowed in. Along with the fun of snowman making and sledding, comes the pain of digging out the cars and driveways. It is easy to track snow chemicals onto your floors during a snow storm like this. These should be cleaned up as soon as possible.
Butter spilled on carpet does not have to ruin your day. Here are some tips on cleaning it up.
Butter Spill – First Step
Do not let it sit as it may stain the carpet. Scrap up any solid butter with a spoon. Blot up the liquid with a white cloth or paper towel as soon as possible. Do not rub it, just blot the spot. You may need to use a clean are of the cloth or new paper towels and do this multiple times. Keep doing this until you do not get any more liquid.
What is the best vacuum cleaner to buy? The one you will use! Yep, sounds silly, but it’s true. You can purchase the highest rated vacuum cleaner on the market but if it sits in the utility room and you don’t use it, it is worthless.
Next to coffee, tea is one of the most popular hot drinks. A tea spill on carpet doesn’t have to ruin your day, but you need to act quickly.
It is that time of year. The flu bug and colds are playing havoc with a lot of people right now. With the pain of the illness comes the pain of keeping things clean. A bad stomach bug can result in one of the most unpleasant spills to deal with on your carpet. It’s so unpleasant I have a hard time typing it. Vomit. What poor parent hasn’t had to deal with this?
Tree cleanup time? Some people take down the Christmas tree the day after Christmas and others leave them up until after New Year’s. No matter when you do it, I do not think anyone enjoys this task.
Happy Holidays to you and yours from all of us at Mighty Clean Carpet Care.
I hope I have given you a few tips to help you through the season. I hope you do not have any spills but if you do, check our stain guide for quick help.
You can always call us if you need help with carpet cleaning or repairs.
We are thankful for each and everyone of our customers and wish you all the best this holiday season.