Vacuum Tools Needed to Clean Your Home Thoroughly?

Standard accessories, tools, and attachments that come with vacuum cleaners typically are not enough to handle all the vacuuming situations you will encounter throughout your home or office. Upright, canister and central vacuum models all have different additional tools available to do a thorough job. In this article, we will take a look at these optional, but highly effective tools as well as describe some areas that are often overlooked that need regular cleaning.

Tools for Bare Floors and Minimal Pile Carpeting

  Tools for Bare Floors and Carpet with Low to Medium Pile Carpets


Areas We All Vacuum and the Necessary Tools

The first things we vacuum at home or the office are the floors. A recommended best practice is to dust everything in the room first and give the dust time to settle to the floor. Do this, and you will experience cleaner floors and air every time you vacuum. Most of us follow up the floors with:

  • Vacuuming under furniture
  • Cleaning the tops of furniture
  • Vacuuming the stairways
  • Cleaning the walls
  • Vacuuming in tight places

Floors need the correct type of roller brushes or floor powerheads to clean deeply and effectively. The same goes for vacuuming under the furniture. At least once a year, you should pull couches, sofas, chairs, and other heavy furniture out into the center of the room, and vacuum. You may be surprised at what you may find.

When you vacuum the stairways with tools made especially for them, you will never be sorry. However, always remember to keep all objects off the stairs that you might trip and fall over. Next, clean the surfaces of upholstery and under cushions with upholstery and crevice tools. Get spider webs and dust off the walls with soft brushes that won’t damage the paint or woodwork. If tight places are difficult to vacuum, buy an extension wand to reach them. The right accessories, tools, and attachments for these areas make cleaning quick and easy.

Areas Most of Us Neglect That Also Need Cleaning

There are areas in our homes and offices that we tend to neglect that can really get dusty and dirty. Are you regularly vacuuming these forgotten areas and getting them thoroughly clean?

  • Curtains, blinds, and shutters
  • Mattresses and bedding
  • Inside drawers and cabinet doors
  • Window sills and under your bed
  • Brooms and dust mops
  • Computer, piano, and organ keyboards

All these places and items collect and hold dust and debris that you don’t want to accumulate. When these areas are forgotten they build up more potential harm for allergy sufferers.  One reason many people neglect them is that they simply don’t think about cleaning them, and another is that they just don’t want to take the time to do it. With the right tools, you can clean all of these areas in a snap and be healthier!

But wait! Are there even more places to clean? Have you looked at the tops of your window and door frames or under the washer and dryer lately? What about under wastebaskets, the tops of ceiling fans and baseboards, light switches, and vents? Appliances like dishwashers, washing machines, and clothes dryers collect a ton of “junk” that we really should not breathe over long periods of time.

Factors to Consider When Purchasing Accessories

Not everyone needs the same accessories, tools, and attachments for their homes and offices. Think about these factors when purchasing extra accessories for uprights and central vacuums:

  • Should I buy a few items or a complete kit? While a bundled kit may duplicate some items you already have; each piece may cost less than buying them separately. Additionally, it won’t hurt to have a few extra tools in case you damage, lose, or loan one to someone.
  • Your physical limitations and height may be factors. If you are medium height or tall, the standard wands will do nicely. However, if you are shorter in stature and want to clean to the tops of walls, we suggest getting extension wands. Long wands also come in handy if you are in a wheelchair.
  • Do you have special cleaning needs like statues, costly works of art, high shelves or ceiling fans, or hard-to-reach lighting fixtures? Take special care when cleaning them to prevent damage and falling if you stand on a ladder.
  • Familiarize yourself with the maintenance tools you will need for central vacuums by clicking here.

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