If you’ve inherited a vacuum cleaner from a parent or grandparent, then you might not know the first thing about these super-handy devices. Today, we’ll show you the types of vacuum cleaners, as well as briefly describe how and when you should vacuum your floor.s
The most popular type of vacuum cleaner is uprights, which is probably what you have in your closet right now. They consist of a fixed vacuum head, a high-powered motor, a collection compartment (bagged or bagless), and are compatible with a wide range of cleaning tools.
Stick vacuums can either be corded or cordless. Like uprights, they mainly feature a nondetachable floorhead and all kinds of spot-cleaning tools. However, the main difference is its thinner appearance and lightweight. It’s possible to vacuum up walls and drapes while holding a stick vac in a single hand.
Canister vacuums are the most powerful type of vacuum cleaner. They feature a motor house with a long suction hose, onto which you can attach different cleaning tools, from floorheads to brushes. Canister vacuums excel at all jobs, but they come at a higher cost.
Finally, we have robot vacuums that are the weakest full-house cleaning vacuum of the bunch. They rely on high-tech sensors to navigate their way across your floors, and you can even set up cleaning schedules and patterns from your smartphone.
How and When to Vacuum
Vacuuming isn’t the biggest challenge in the world. Simple push and pull the appliance back and forth while moving across your floors. If you hear any rattling in the floorhead, that means you’ll need to concentrate more of your cleaning efforts in that particular area.
As for when you should vacuum, it should become a regular part of your floor-maintenance routine. One or twice a week is ideal for removing as many fallen particles and allergens as possible, but make sure to dust your home before vacuuming.