Is there anyone out there who just loves to vacuum? If you answered no, you’re not alone. However, vacuuming is an essential part of keeping your home clean and limiting your family’s exposure to allergens.
Though many people vacuum their rugs and carpets regularly, there are several hidden places where dirt and dust can accumulate. This can trigger respiratory problems for those with asthma, allergies, or other breathing issues. To keep your family healthier, grab your vacuum and head to the following areas.
Overlooked Areas Of Accumulation
Baseboards. When you use an upright vacuum in your home, you can’t get close to the baseboards. Dust, pet hair, and other nasty debris can accumulate there over time. Clean this area at least once a year with the crevice attachment tool on your vacuum.
Blinds. Wood, metal, and vinyl blinds can attract dirt and dust. They should be cleaned weekly, but most people forget to put them on the to-do list. Use the vacuum attachment to suck up the dust at least a few times a year.
Intake Vents. People tend to overlook their vents. The metal slats can be sharp, so a vacuum is the best way to avoid injury while cleaning them. Experts recommend vacuuming every three months to keep a clean airflow.
Forgotten Dust-Attracting Fabrics
Upholstery. Dust, dirt, and grit can blow through your open windows and settle on your furniture. Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Vacuuming regularly can keep your furniture looking better for longer. Use your vacuum on these upholstered items:
- Dining room chairs
Carpeted stairs. Dirt can collect in the area where one step meets the next step. The vacuum can’t get deep into these crevices. Target the area using an attachment.
Silk plants. Artificial plants collect dust easily. Traditional household cleaners can damage the fabric. The vacuum cleaner can remove dust quickly and efficiently. Slip a piece of mesh, or even an old pair of pantyhose, over the nozzle to avoid sucking up the leaves.
In The Bedroom
The beds. Anyone who suffers with allergies knows the importance of keeping the bedroom free of irritants. Dust mites and other allergens can accumulate under the beds quickly, so vacuum underneath them regularly to reduce allergen exposure. Mattresses can collect dust mites and other irritants. Be sure to vacuum them monthly to keep respiratory issues at bay.
Drawers. Grime can build up in your drawers without anyone noticing it. Whether it’s your dresser drawers, make up drawers, or even your silverware drawers, the dust and debris can get gross. Hook up your vacuum with an attachment and vacuum all edges and crevices.
To keep your home and carpets lasting longer, go beyond the vacuuming and have them professionally cleaned. At Cleanerus, you’ll get prompt, professional service for a price you can afford. There’s nothing like a deep cleaning to bring life back into your home. Contact us for more information today.