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Vacuum Cleaning Importance to Health

Lets talk about vacuum cleaning and its importance to your health.

It’s loud. It’s time consuming. The dog goes nuts and the baby cries at the noise. We either love or hate our vacuum cleaners. But it’s not just about making the house look clean — there are plenty of unseen “nasties” that vacuuming can reduce or get rid of that sweeping with a broom just won’t get.

Consider some of the pros of dragging that thing out of your laundry/spare room/linen press:

1. Carpets Get Heavy Use, All Day Every Day

Carpets are the perfect hiding place for tiny things we can’t see, clinging to the fibers that protect our feet from cold, hard flooring.

Vacuum at least once a week to reduce the number of natural (and unnatural) allergens from your carpet.

2. Your Furniture Needs Love Too

Your furniture gets a lot of attention from bodies. Dining chairs, arm chairs, and sofas tend to flatten with use and collect dirt, food crumbs, small toys and things that fall out of pockets.

Vacuum the backs, sides and armrests.

Rediscover the treasures to be found underneath those seat cushions.

3. Stairs and Hallways Are Household Superhighways

Don’t forget your carpeted stairs and hallways.

Heavy foot traffic and often a lack of proper air circulation make these areas prime spots for pet fur, dirt, dust and even cobwebs.

They are good places to test those vacuum cleaner attachments you never use.

4. Rugs Need TLC as Well

Rugs collect a lot of dirt, pet dander, and dust mites.

Shake rugs outside to get rid of dust and dirt and then vacuum thoroughly to make sure you remove dust mites and allergens.

Remember to take care when vacuuming delicate rugs. Reduce the suction and switch your brush bar off when vacuuming delicate rugs.

5. Window Coverings Shield You From More Than Just the Sun

Dust and pollen catch easily on your curtains and blinds, so clean them regularly using an upholstery tool or a soft dusting brush attached to the wand of your vacuum cleaner.

If you’re allergic to pollen, wear a mask so you can breathe.

6.  How to Keep Your Mattress Smelling Fresh

Your mattress could be home to more than just your favourite pillows and a nice bedspread.

Warm, humid conditions make the perfect breeding ground for bed bugs, dust mites that feed on your dead skin cells.

Vacuum all six sides of your mattress regularly to help avoid this and keep the mattress smelling fresh.

7. Teddy is Your Child’s Best Friend

Have a think about your average teddy bear. How does it get used? Does it live on a bed in the corner or on a messy child’s floor?

Does it get played with outside, fed, kissed, breathed on, leaned on by household pets?

Give it a quick vacuum every once in a while, or if it’s small enough, toss it in the wash.

For dust mite control, place them in a plastic bag in the freezer for 12 hours once a month, and then leave it to thaw out naturally. This method will kill adult dust mites and a few other pests that maybe lurking.

When you are ready to spring or when ever clean give us a call.

Classic Care can help you clean rugs, blinds, carpets and more.