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Hi! My name is Gary and this is my home and garden improvement blog. My passion for working on my home and garden began when I bought my first house. It was a run down little place in the suburbs of Sydney. Even though the place was in a bit of a state, it was in a fantastic location. I spent many hours reading up on DIY and gardening tips before setting about improving the place. It was a lot of hard work but it was also a lot of fun. I learnt a lot during that time so I decided to start this blog.



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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Vacuuming Your Carpets

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Did you know that you could vacuum your carpets regularly without removing all the dirt that they contain? Read on and discover some of the carpet vacuuming mistakes that you should avoid when cleaning the carpets in your home.

Delaying to Empty the Bag

Vacuum cleaners rely on their suction power to extract dirt from surfaces. The vacuum bag helps in creating a vacuum into which dirt and debris are channeled as the vacuum cleaner does its work. It is therefore wrong to wait until the vacuum bag is full so that you empty it. This is because the equipment will be less effective if the bag is nearly full. It is better to empty it as often as you can, such as when it is half-full.

Being in a Hurry

You should never look at vacuuming a carpet as an exercise that should be completed in a hurry. Being in a rush denies the vacuum brush the chance to agitate the carpet fibres adequately in order to extract all the dust and debris trapped there. It is better for you to move the vacuum cleaner slowly over the surface of the carpet so that the best cleaning results are obtained.

Not Changing Attachments

Manufacturers of vacuum cleaners provide several attachments for cleaning different surfaces effectively. For instance, there may be an attachment that is designed to clean the sections of a carpet that are close to the corners of the room. Anyone who doesn't switch attachments when needed is likely to achieve poor carpet cleaning results.

Forgetting to Adjust the Vacuum Height

Some vacuum cleaners adjust their height automatically in reaction to the surface on which they are being used. However, some need to be adjusted manually by the user. Always make sure that you adjust the vacuum height to the appropriate setting for your carpet. Otherwise, the carpets may not be cleaned well in case you leave the vacuum set to a height that is suitable for cleaning other surfaces, such hard floors.

Vacuuming in All Directions

Use slow back and forth motions to vacuum your carpets. This controlled approach will ensure that the carpet fibres will be agitated sufficiently in order to extract all the hidden dirt. Moving the vacuum in all directions will not give you good cleaning results.

Your carpets will be cleaner if you avoid making the mistakes highlighted in the discussion above. Contact professional carpet cleaners for help in case your carpets are so dirty that you cannot clean them effectively on your own.