Vacuuming is an essential task when maintaining a clean home. While this job can keep allergens and dust at bay, it ensures that your floors, area rugs, and carpets look fresh and bright for years to come.
How can vacuuming reduce allergens
Indoor allergens including dust mites, mold, cockroach droppings and so on, can trigger asthma and allergy symptoms among millions of allergy sufferers. Allergens are carried through the air and can be found on floors, furniture, and other surfaces in the house. While no home or carpet can be entirely allergenfree, thorough vacuuming or regular cleaning can help lower the number of allergens to which you and your loved ones get exposed.
But how often should you vacuum your carpet? Or, how will you know whether you need to clean once a week or every day?
As mentioned above, vacuuming is a crucial factor when it comes to keeping your house clean. Apart from removing any dust, pollen or dander flying within your living room, regular vacuuming will help extend the lifespan of your rugs and carpets. But how?
Well, when debris is left on a carpet or rug for an extended duration, it sinks further into the fiber material used to make the carpets. And as you tramp over them, you not only add a little more soil but also force grime and dirt further into the carpet. If you do not address this promptly, it may require you to carry out a somewhat cumbersome deep-cleaning later. Furthermore, there is the likelihood for the unchecked filth to ruin your floor treatments completely. As area rugs, as well as carpeting, tend to run on the expensive side, you probably don’t desire this to happen to you.
When to vacuum
The answer to the question “How often should you vacuum?” depends solely on your household.
For instance, if your home is relatively active with pets and kids, you may vacuum high traffic areas – such as mudrooms, hallways, dining and living rooms – every day or a couple of times each week. For other essential spots in the house including your bedroom, you can vacuum them once a week. Also, it is crucial to clean guestrooms biweekly.
Similarly, if your living area consists of; say one or two people, consider cleaning it on a weekly basis. Again, if you have pets you can increase the frequency of your cleaning, more so if they are susceptible to shedding.
Dust accumulates at a rate of about six milligrams per square meter in a given day. In fact, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), recommends homeowners to adhere to the schedule below: • Vacuum rugs and carpet at least once a week. • Vacuum upholstered furniture, drapes, and mattresses regularly. • Vacuum bedrooms and high-traffic areas twice a week
As you have seen, vacuuming offers lots of benefits to your flooring and home in general. And an active household requires more vacuuming than a less active one. Also, vacuuming is not only limited to your carpet but also in any area in your home that accumulates dust.