Tips for Cleaning Under Tight Surfaces

6 Useful Tips for Cleaning Under Tight Surfaces and Areas

Use vacuum cleaner attachments to clean under tight spaces

There are many places to vacuum in our homes that must be cleaned regularly whether you are doing spring cleaning or weekly cleaning. For example,

  • Vacuuming carpets and hard floors
  • Dusting high places like vents, ceilings, and fans
  • Shampooing the carpets as needed
  • Spot clean spills and stains on carpets
  • Vacuuming area and throw rugs
  • Cleaning walls and bookshelves
  • Vacuuming under furniture and sinks

One of the most often neglected areas to clean is under tight surfaces and in hard-to-reach areas of the house. Amid all the hustle and bustle of getting things done, we do have to appreciate the incredible invention of the vacuum cleaner. Since the straw broom was retired, how easy has the vacuum made our housework? It has completely revolutionized house cleaning and we all benefit from its invention. Cleaning those tight areas is so much easier with upright, canister, and backpack vacuum models.

Did you know that the first powered vacuum cleaner was invented in 1901 by a British engineer named Hubert Cecil Booth and an American inventor named David T. Kenney? This vacuum was the first to ever use suction power and it was called the “Puffing Billy.” All brands and models have come a long way since then.

Practice These 6 Tips for Better Cleaning Results

Most of us think we are semi-experts when it comes to vacuuming our homes or businesses when in reality we all have a lot to learn about keeping them clean. Follow these 5 tips for better results.

    • Use the most effective tools and attachments for the cleaning job. If you don’t currently own all the tools you need, it’s time to buy a complete set. TIP: Remember that all horizontal surfaces collect dust and grime and must be clean with an appropriate tool.
    • Clean under furniture with a longer or flexible wand to reach all the way to the back of each piece. When necessary, move lighter furniture out into the room and follow up with vacuuming the baseboards with the hose and then the floor. You should vacuum under larger furniture like couches and sofas at least twice each year. Two people can move them out into the floor or tip them forward on the front. Vacuum thoroughly and then replace the furniture.
    • Don’t forget to clean behind the refrigerator – another forgotten area. Pull the fridge out into the kitchen floor and vacuum its coils, back, the wall, floor, sides of cabinets, and baseboard. Use a flexible or extended wand to reach these places. Next, unplug the fridge for a few minutes and wash the floor with a mild cleaning solution. Give the area a few minutes to dry and push the refrigerator back into place.
    • You need to clean under the beds with an extendable wand by getting down on the floor level. Cleaning this area allows you to see what’s under there that may surprise you.
    • Vacuum behind toilets, under pedestal sinks, and vanities mounted on the walls with spaces under them. Vacuum the walls and baseboards and follow up with a good liquid cleaning solution.
    • Don’t neglect cleaning under the kitchen and bathroom sinks every few months. Start by removing everything under them and vacuum away with the hose and appropriate tool. You’ll find dust, lint, dirt, and spills under there that need removing. Wash the area with a solution at least once each year and you’ll have one of the cleanest below-sink spaces in the neighborhood.

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“Use the most effective tools and attachments for the cleaning job.”
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Many Models of Vacuums Are Sold

If you have ever looked into purchasing a new vacuum, you know the number of options is insane! You can order uprights, canisters, backpacks, and central vacuums to do the job. If you’re not sure what is best for your cleaning needs, talk to one of our specialists who will be happy to assist you.

There are vacuums for everything. Vacuums are designed for big messes or liquid spills, all types of floors, garages, shops. They range from light-duty stick vacuums to heavy-duty commercial models for home and business tough cleaning jobs. even sells household and commercial backpack models to carry around the house. No more straining your back trying to push or pull a vacuum around from room to room.

Central vacuums are perhaps the coolest design yet. They are installed inside your home where tubes run inside your walls and lead to a large holding tank down in the basement or in your garage. It has ports called inlets throughout the house where a detachable hose can be plugged in so you can vacuum each room without dragging around a pesky machine. The dust, dirt, pet dander, and debris are sucked through the piping to a large collection container that only needs emptying every few months.

Once the hose is plugged into the wall outlet, all the dusty, polluted air the vacuum sucks up is transported through PVC pipe directly to the machine instead of being released back into the air.

Use Vacuum Cleaner Powerheads And Brushes for Difficult Places

The detachable powerheads and brushes come in handy when you are confronted with dirty nooks and crannies around the house. The attachable powerheads and brushes on the end of a vacuum’s hose are incredibly useful to help catch dust and debris off surfaces like window sills, kitchen cupboards, and car dashboards. The upholstery brush collects dirt that otherwise would not get sucked up. Don’t overlook these places that need vacuuming more often.

We also have garage and car attachment kits so that you can vacuum out your car, garage, and workshop. Visit us in the store or online for vacuum cleaners, tools, attachments, accessories, parts, or repair work.

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