Ogden DIY Vacuuming Tips: Bag and Filter, Dusting, Crevice Feature

There are certain home cleaning tasks that will be carried out regularly by both homeowners and professional housekeepers (if they’re hired), and a good example here is vacuuming. One of the single most common home cleaning tasks out there, vacuuming helps remove various dust, debris, dirt, hair and other materials from your flooring, particularly carpets, rugs and other fabrics.

At Healthy Homes Housekeeping, detailed vacuuming and related suction solutions will be just one small piece of our comprehensive house cleaning services, which include everything from maintenance cleaning to deep cleaning and move-in/move-out services in Ogden and nearby areas. However, we also naturally realize that our clients will perform some vacuuming on their own — and we’re here to offer expertise for these settings as well. In this multi-part blog series, we’ll go over some basic DIY vacuuming tips from the best housekeepers in the business.

Bag and Filter

No matter which vacuum you own or which area of your home you’ll be cleaning, you should first check the vacuum’s bag or filter. These are the two components that will collect any kind of debris, dust, dirt and other materials you’re attempting to clean up with your machine. A full bag or dirty filter is going to decrease the effectiveness of your vacuum whenever you attempt to use it.

The simplest approach here: Check the bag and filter before each use, but also before each major vacuuming session on any given day. This way you won’t have to exert the effort of bending down every single time you want to start vacuuming — plus, it helps avoid accidentally missing anything important.

Dust First

Especially if it’s been some time since a given room was cleaned, we strongly recommend dusting first. This means using a dusting mop, duster or cloth to specifically remove any loose particles and materials before you’ve started vacuuming — the easy stuff that will be compacted into your vacuum’s bag/filter if you don’t get it first.

It is also good to remember that some surfaces (particularly plush carpets) will require an approach of pre-vacuuming, so that all the dust and dirt particles are pushed closer to your vacuum’s base. This will help ensure no internal vacuuming issues result from these larger surface materials being pulled into your machine later on.

Crevice Feature

One vital feature to utilize when you’re vacuuming a hard floor is the crevice tool, which will help remove dirt from edges and other tight spaces. The crevice feature will also help immensely when it comes to cleaning around furniture legs — essentially anything that’s small enough to be difficult or near-impossible for regular suction power to reach. If you’re not using the crevice tool when vacuuming a given room, you’ll be leaving hair, dirt and other debris built up in corners.

For more tips on DIY vacuuming from the best housekeepers in town, or to learn about any of our Ogden housekeeping services, speak to the staff at Healthy Homes Housekeeping today.