Vacuum Cleaning Importance

The principal objective of vacuuming is to remove soil from the carpet before there may be permanent damage and discoloration

Vacuum cleaners have change significantly since the first electric vacuum was invented in 1890. The point, however, has remained the same: to remove soil debris and dust. With synthetic fibers, it is essential that regular and complete cleaning are provided. The objective is to maintain high levels of appearance and sanitation over a period of years.

The Reasons For Vacuuming

  1. Appearance : Vacuuming helps maintain carpets looking neat and clean by removing dust and soil particles that can cause permanent discoloration and damage.
  2. Lengthen the carpet life : Regular vacuuming removes sharp, gritty particles that can cut and scratch the carpet fibers. These scratches weaken the fibers and hold soils that can bring about discoloration. Regular Vacuuming can lengthen the periods between complete cleaning, which can also damage the fibers.
  3. Sanitation/Improved Air Quality : Vacuuming gets rid of materials that may aggravate allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems as well as disease-causing bacteria.
  4. Protection : With vacuuming, any damage will be immediately noted and repairs can then be taken care of before additional damage is done or someone is possibly injured.

As carpet cleaners, we will without doubt be mainly concerned with the first thing: APPEARANCE.

Vacuuming Plan

When outlining a vacuuming plan or schedule there are a number of variables that need considering. The main factor is need and the needs of an area will be dependent upon,

  • The type and level of use. (Traffic)
  • ┬áThe construction and fiber.
  • ┬áThe kind of vacuuming equipment used.
  • The degree of appearance and sanitation desired.

General Principle:

The more traffic and use, the more vacuuming and cleaning is required.
Heavy traffic lanes and high-usage areas(primary areas) needs to be vacuumed on a daily basis.
Light traffic areas,(secondary areas) a brief spot vacuuming to clean traffic lanes, may be all that is required, on a daily or twice a week basis.

Complete Vacuuming
The procedure for vacuuming an entire carpeted area includes vacuuming under chairs, tables, desks, and any other easily moved items as well as all edges and behind doors.

Upright vacuums with a beater bar rotating brush is the most successful for complete vacuuming. Canister type vacuums may be faster and more adaptable, in that they come with a variety of accessories for different applications.

The subsequent guidelines can help you when complete vacuuming is needed.

  1. Gather all required equipment and attachments and go to the work area.
  2. Plug in the vacuum in near the end of the area or near the entrance of the workplace.
  3. Vacuuming throughout the room in a clockwise or, counterclockwise direction.
  4. All edges and areas around and behind furniture needs to be vacuumed.
  5. Vacuum beneath tables, desks, chairs, anything movable, if applicable.
  6. Make two or three passes over each area, dependent upon soil conditions.
  7. Bring back all furniture to its original position after vacuuming.
  8. Work in an appropriate position facing the floor attachment.
  9. Maintain the floor attachment flat on the surface of the carpet.
  10. Never bump walls, furniture, corners or equipment with this vacuum or its attachments.


  • Never unplug computers, fax machines, or any electrical equipment.
  • Come up with a note of spots for removal.

Don’t forget:

  • Difficult to reach areas, such as behind desks and filing cabinets, should be scheduled.
  • Paper clips as well as staples, should be removed before any vacuuming is started.
  • Do any required edging before beginning vacuuming of each area.
  • Do not jerk the cord, unplug it.

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