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Top 5 Reasons Why You Need to Invest a Good Vacuum Cleaner
Love it or hate it, your vacuum cleaner is truly your BFF to help you remove the dust and dirt from your floors and carpets. Since you have a machine that uses suction to capture all the mess, here are five surprising usage for your vacuum cleaner
For heavy duty tasks, you will need a canister or upright vacuum that includes a hose with different attachments or a detachable portable hand vac rather than a simple upright floor vacuum cleaner. But for every day jobs, a smaller handheld vacuum not only work well but easier for storage.
1. Get Rid of Never-ending Pet Hair
A vacuum cleaner's job is to gather all the pet hair sticking to rugs and tumbling along on hardwood floors. But don’t forget to remove your pet hair from their bedspreads, hallway or along the entrance. Excess hair in a washing machine is one of the main culprits in causing clogs, leaks, and water pumps to fail.
If you have a pet at home, make sure you pick the vacuum cleaner with attachments that can used to groom your dog by brushing and suctioning away all of the loose fur. Of course, be gentle and don’t do anything that makes your pet uncomfortable.
2. Insect Control
Did you know that mites are fed on human skin cells and they can easily be find in most mattresses? A study by Ohio State University shows that frequent vacuuming will kill 96 percent of fleas (adult and larvae) in a home. For mites removal, you may want to consider a smaller size vacuum cleaner that specialized on mites removal plus UV lighting like Deerma’s CM 800
A vacuum hose and crevice tool are also a great way to reach and capture spiders or mosquitoes that gather in ceiling corners. After the insects are gone, attach a clean white cloth to the tool with a rubber band to corral cobwebs and dust.
3. Freshen Beddings, Pillows, and Carpets
Beyond removing dust, crumbs, and dirt, your vacuum and a box of baking soda can help to remove odors and brighten fabrics. Sprinkle baking soda liberally over upholstery, toss pillows, and carpets. Work it in lightly with a damp sponge or a mop.
Allow the baking soda to remain on the surfaces for at least one hour and then vacuum away. You'll be amazed at how much brighter fabrics can look because the slight abrasive nature of baking soda helps loosen soil and the vacuum whisks it away.
4. Reduce Indoor Allergens
Keep window sills and the crevices between outdoor screens and window panes from accumulating allergens by vacuuming regularly. Use the dust brush attachment to vacuum window and door screens to remove pollen and dust.
5. Clean Kitchen Appliances
- Use the vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the refrigerator coils and condenser.
- Your refrigerator will work effectively to keep temperature more steady and cool. Decrumb the spaces between appliances and stove with the vacuum crevice tool. Keeping crumbs under control will help prevent insect infestations.
- Prevent small fires by using the vacuum to remove crumbs from unplugged ovens.
- After running an automatic oven cleaning cycle, use the vacuum to capture any crumbs.
But before you do any actions above, make sure you UNPLUG the appliance before anything. Afterall, the goal is to clean and safe.