Frequently Asked Questions
How long do commercial vacuums last?
They usually last between 10 and 20 years with proper care and use. Though this depends on which model you use, you can expect it to last for about 15 years on average. Dyson and Shark usually don’t last longer than ten years, depending on the exact model.
Are vacuums with bags better?
Yes, bag vacuum cleaners are usually the better option for households that need an improvement in air quality. They tend to produce less overall dust, remove more debris from floors, carpet, and upholstery. Usually, they come with features that can make them more easy and quick to use.
Should I buy a bagged or bagless vacuum?
Bagged vacuums tend to hold more dirt, and emptying them usually releases less dust into the air. Bagless vacuums are usually less expensive over time because you won’t have to buy bags. HEPA filters need to be cleaned or replaced periodically. In short, bagged and bagless vacuums have their pros and cons, but what you’ll buy depends on personal preference.
Why do vacuums lose suction?
The most common cause of suction loss is that the filters have become blocked. The solution to this might require cleaning or replacing the filter. Another cause could be that the vacuum hose is blocked. In this situation, remove all filters and thoroughly clean them.
How often should you vacuum?
Cleaning experts recommend vacuuming carpets and rugs at least two times a week, and even more often in high-traffic areas. If you have pets, they recommend cleaning daily to remove dirt, hair, and allergens that are impossible to see.
Should I dust or vacuum first?
Dust first and then vacuum. This is because dust and allergens are constantly floating through the air at home or in an office. To stop sneezing, wipe your surfaces first with a damp cloth which will trap the dust. Then, vacuum with a powerful vacuum cleaner that removes allergens.
How can I clean my whole house fast?
- Clean the entire house
- Gather all your cleaning tools
- Remove any objects and clear the clutter
- Dust and vacuum thoroughly
- Wipe all mirrors and glass
- Disinfect countertops
- Sweep, then mop
- Keep moving when vacuuming
- Wash your cleaning tools