Everything You Wanted To Know About Vacuuming Your Home … But Were Too Shy To Ask!

Written by on 15 Mar 2017

Everything you ever wantedto know about vacuuming your home ....But were too shy to ask! Vacuuming Top Tips from A&G Chem-Dry

Vacuuming Top Tips


“How Regularly Do I Need To Vacuum?”

There’s no such thing as vacuuming too often. It’s an old wive’s tale that frequent vacuuming will ruin your carpet and harm the fibres. We can’t stress enough how important it is that you vacuum regularly. This means at least once a week, and daily if you have pets or children. Most of the soiling in a carpet is what’s known as ‘dry soil’.  That’s things like hair and skin particles but also sand and grit that will grind away at the base of the fibres, causing premature wear. It’s also important to remember that it’s not just your carpets that need vacuuming, your fabric upholstery will benefit from it too.


“What Type of Vacuum Cleaner Is Best?”

Remember the advertising slogan

“It beats, as it sweeps, as it cleans”?

Generally speaking an upright vacuum with brushes is preferred over cylinder type vacuums, unless you have one with power-brush attachments.  This is because by ‘brushing’ the carpet you get more agitation, so more grit is dislodged. This results in much more of the dry soil being removed from the base of the carpet or fabric.  With upholstery remember to use the crevice tool and remove the debris that’s gone down the side of the cushions and frame too.

The vacuums we use and would highly recommend are made by Sebo, and have hospital grade HEPA filters, which is especially important for people with asthma and allergies and for maintaining a healthy indoor air quality for everyone.

  Vacuuming Top Tips from A&G Chem-Dry

“What Is The Best Way To Vacuum?”

Believe it or not there ARE “best practice” methods for vacuuming. We recommend using slow, repetitive front-to-back motions in an overlapping sequence. A quick once over really isn’t sufficient. On the other hand, don’t press down or make too many passes over the same spot. Instead, move slightly to the left or right about every four strokes.

Take a look at our vacuum cleaning tips to keep your carpet looking great, in between professional cleans.

  • Don’t ignore those corners and crevices – these are really important areas as they are where the dust builds up.

  • “Top-down” clean to save yourself the step of vacuuming again after dusting. Dust blinds, window sills and furniture surfaces first, then vacuum away any fallen dust.

  • Remember to remove and replace, or empty, vacuum bags when they are half to two-thirds full. They’ll work far more efficiently.

Happy Vacuuming

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