Vacuuming carpet is essential for several reasons, but not everyone does this. Whether they are too busy, lazy, or think it is unnecessary, many people neglect the maintenance of their carpet. Vacuuming is important for multiple reasons;
- Allergens reside in the carpet and vacuuming greatly decreases their volume.
- Dirt and dust are sharp particles and saw through the carpet fibers as people walk across them. The greater the volume of these sharp materials, the faster this fiber damage will occur and the traffic areas become discolored.
- Dust recycling through the furnace can filter through the carpet fibers and cause permanent discoloration around furniture, bedspreads, underneath doors, and especially along baseboards.
Vacuuming the carpet removes these dusts, allergens, and abrasive dirt from the carpet. Here are a few tips to help maximize your effort:
- At least once a week, be sure to vacuum the areas where people walk.
- Vacuum along walls and under furniture as needed. In dusty homes, this means once a month. You can get away with only quarterly or less in homes that don’t get very dusty.
- Clean out your vacuum filter whenever it gets full, as it not only loses suction, but can actually begin dispersing the dust throughout the air.
- Clean or replace your furnace filter once a month or as needed. This filter cuts down on the amount of airborne dust and allergens that cycle through the house as the furnace runs.
- Run your furnace fan in the “on” position. The furnace filter can only do its job when the fan is running.
As a carpet cleaner in the Twin Cities Area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, I have cleaned all kinds of properties. Those that vacuum and follow these steps tend to remain in much better condition than those that don’t.