The truth is most of us don’t really fancy vacuuming our carpet daily. However, vacuum cleaners help in keeping our carpet tidied some debate that it damages the carpet fibers. They say this because the rotating beater bar has to stretch to the fibers to clean the carpet, and may likely wear the fibers.
Although there’s an atom of truth in this debate, dirt particles often cause more damage to carpet fibers, they cause more wear-and-tear of the carpet fibers than the effect any vacuum cleaner would ever have.
Before knowing how frequent you ought to clean our carpets, it’s good you know how to set your vacuum to clean your carpet without damaging the fibers
Setting your vacuum to clean carpets
But you see you can also overwork your carpet, and most times it’s not because of the constant vacuum of your carpet but using the wrong setting on your carpet.
For instance, your vacuum cleaner may come with multiple settings that allow you customize surface settings, in a situation where you need to clean your carpet it’s important you don’t set it to bare floor setting, instead you should check your manual for instructions on how to set it correctly for carpet cleaning.
Another important thing to check is the height settings. This is a major factor in cleaning your carpet. If the height settings are set to low, it may likely damage the carpet or even the rollers and also the belt. However, setting it high won’t vacuum up any dirt particle at all.
To get the setting, you can set the setting to the highest and gradually lower it until you notice the vacuum pulling at the carpet.
Now you’re set to clean your carpet but they are cleaning habits you should abide by while cleaning.
Best practices for cleaning your carpet
As with every task, there’s a standard practice to follow for optimal performance, so as with vacuuming your carpet.
One obvious habit is not vacuuming any hard or large objects. While these objects may be tempting to vacuum up, it can cause collateral damage to your vacuum cleaner or these objects can get clogged in your vacuum’s hose.
Also try not running your vacuum cleaner over water, letting it use its dustbin. Always consult your manual in terms of cleaning your carpet properly.
How often should you vacuum your carpet?
Normally people get nervous whenever they notice carpet threads in their vacuum cleaners. This view makes them think the vacuum is gradually destroying their carpet fibers. Well, it’s not actually your vacuum doing these. Normally, you can vacuum your carpet several times a week without damaging your carpet in any way. But dirt particles in your carpet do destroy your carpet fiber gradually as the particles accumulate underneath, these go on to create a home for bacteria and dust mites.
In essence, carpets are less damaged from routine vacuuming than dirt particles left to accumulate in the carpet.
So it’s good you vacuum your carpet at least 2-3 times a week, as doing this keeps your carpet clean.
How do you protect your carpet
If you want to protect your vacuum, I recommend you vacuum the entrance and especially the busy areas, at least three times a week, and the rest of your carpet can be scheduled for weekly cleaning. The reason you do this is because dirt attracts dirt, the soil gets built upon, and frequent vacuuming gets rid of dust and soil piles.
Also if you’d be vacuuming your carpet regularly, it’s also important you purchase a carpet protecting spray. Before you use safeguard spray, ensure you check the warranty of your carpet, if it using products/treatment can void the warranty completely.
This is still a good way of protecting your carpet from debris, dust, and other particles from so high-traffic areas in your home.
• To summarize all the steps you can take to ensure the safety and cleanliness of your vacuum;
• First thing would be to set your vacuum for cleaning carpets, adjusting the height setting until it starts pulling dirt from your carpet.
• Then you follow best practice when vacuuming your carpet
• Then you schedule how often you would be cleaning your vacuum, which should be at least 2-3 times weekly
• Finally, take cautious measures to protect your carpet
Did you enjoy this post? Dirty carpets can be disturbing, especially if you use a light carpet the color could wear out, this is why vacuuming at least 2-3 times weekly would not only keep your carpet clean but would also maintain the color of your carpet.
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