How Often You Should Vacuum Carpets And Rugs?
If you're like most people, then your vacuum cleaner does a better job at cleaning than any of us could ever do on our own. One common question that people ask about vacuums is whether or not they damage carpet fibers with their rotating brush/beater bar when pulling it back and forth over the surface many times per second (as happens during suction). The short answer? No! In fact this action only helps cleanse each individual thread within your carpets by removing dirt particles from between them so nothing will stick around anymore - which would otherwise cause allergies in those areas due to allergen buildup.
The best part? We don’t even need special tools because dirt often has more of a wear-and-tear effect on carpet than most vacuum cleaners do.
How to Vacuum Properly
Overworking your carpet can happen if you're not careful. The best way to avoid this problem? Make sure the brush roller on top of every vacuum has various settings so it's tailored specifically for different types or carpets!
Additionally, you should check if your vacuum has height settings. This can affect how it cleans or wears on the carpet. If it is set too low, for example, you may damage the carpet or vacuum's roller brush and drive belt. On the other hand, a vacuum set too high won't pick up dirt as well. If you are not sure how high or low you are vacuuming, turn it on at the highest setting and then lower it until you can feel the vacuum tugging at the carpet.
Best Practices for Cleaning Carpet
When it comes to vacuuming, some general rules should be applied. One obvious one is to avoid vacuuming over hard or large objects. While this can be tempting, these rocks, coins, and other materials can cause serious damage to your vacuum cleaner or get stuck in them. It would help if you also were advised as not to run your vacuum over water, let it run with the dustbin over capacity or vacuum over that pesky cord. Be sure to use a mix of these general guidelines and your vacuum cleaner's instructions when it comes to taking care of your carpet.
When to Vacuum the Home
People tend to get nervous when they see carpet fluff in the dustbins of their vacuum cleaners. They tend to think that it signifies the vacuum is destroying their carpet fibers. Thankfully, that isn't the case. Generally, carpets can stand to be vacuumed several times a week without sustaining damage. Leaving dirt in a carpet, however, actually breaks down underneath the carpet fibers and creates a breeding ground for dust mites and bacteria.
Overall, carpets sustain much less damage from regular vacuuming than they do from dirt left in the carpet. This is important to note as frequent vacuuming remains one of the best ways to keep your home clean. For general carpet protection, run your vacuum over high-traffic areas of space. Dirt will attract dirt, and a vacuuming schedule is a key to reducing buildup.
Protecting Your Carpet
To keep your carpet clean and fresh, it's recommended that you vacuum entrance areas and busy spots at least twice per week. The rest of the time can be spent vacuuming oily soils away so they don't pile up on your next vacuum!
If you're concerned about your carpet getting ruined, consider purchasing a carpet protecting spray. This can be applied easily. Check if your carpet is under any warranty, as adding products on the carpet could void that warranty entirely.