Invest in a Vacuum
Many people can overlook their vacuuming routine. Some even forgo vacuuming on a regular basis. You could actually be doing more harm to your home and family by doing this. Investing in a quality vacuum and sticking to a schedule can help maintain the carpet in your home for years to come. Here are three reasons why you should stick to your vacuuming schedule.
Skin Cells Are Shed Daily
Even if you remain covered up, your body will shed skin cells. These are dropped in various rooms around the home. There’s also the element of hair dropping from your head regularly. If you don’t pick these up, they accumulate in the carpets and rugs, and can lead to dangerous microorganisms.
Bed Bugs Find a Home
Bed bugs are nasty little creatures that you can’t see. The good news is they don’t survive under the powerful suction of a vacuum cleaner. If you don’t clean your carpets and rugs properly on a regular basis, you run the risk of allowing the bed bugs to make a home. This will lead to them breeding, and you suffer the consequences of horrible bites every day. It can also help protect you from other insects. Moths and fleas like to collect in the carpet fibers, but a thorough vacuuming process can help eliminate them before it turns into a serious issue.
Dropped Food Gets Left Behind
Food is dropped every day. Just little particles are enough for bacteria to collect and affect the health of people in the home. Vacuuming the food up daily—yes, even those crumbs—will mean the bacteria doesn’t collect and you keep your home safe and avoid problems with pesky ants. The next time you think about overlooking your vacuuming schedule, remember the issues that can come from it. Vacuuming daily is important for the health of everyone in your home. At Brighter Image we suggest vacuuming the carpet and upholstery in your home 2 to 3 times a week. More frequently if you have pets or a large family.
* No special equipment was used in the video below. We simply used a common vacuum brand that is found in most households for demonstration purposes. It is wise to invest in a good vacuum because it is much more durable and will last much longer but this video shows that even if you use a lower quality vacuum you can still achieve great results.
The importance of vacuuming is sticking to a routine and taking your time. Also, don’t be fooled by the price tag on a vacuum cleaner. Just because it is the highest price does not mean it is the best vacuum. For instance, we highly recommend using a Shark Navigator if you’re on a budget. If you have a bit more to spend we would suggest looking into a Royal vacuum cleaner.