With the change in temperature and the emergence of fresh buds, one knows that spring is just around the corner. But, so is the allergy season! Pollen, fur, shed skin, and open windows all contribute to a family’s dust collection in the spring. To save the day, Tom McVeighAssociate Chief Engineer A. Dyson Shares some vacuum tips to help improve your spring-cleaning system.
In general, dust particles are ‘stuck’ to the surface mechanically and / or electrostatically. A vacuum cleaner has to apply a force on the particles for a certain period of time so that they can be removed and inserted into the machine. The power is supplied by the airflow from the machine, as well as by the brush bar and cleaner head. The force can be increased by changing to higher suction settings, where the ‘time’ can be increased by either moving slowly or completing more passes over an area.
However, different machines will work differently depending on the surface they use. Owners should always balance their desired performance with the amount of time it takes to get the best cleaning.
Here are some general tips to use when using your vacuum:
Choose the right machine: Different vacuums are designed for different floors and home sizes. For example, some machines will be engineered on hard floors and will fight on thick piles of carpet. Choosing the right machine for your home will make a big difference in how easily and quickly you can clean your home.
Use the correct settings: Most machines have options depending on your floor type and user preferences that can optimize performance. In Dyson V12 Detector ™ Slim Total Clean, for example, our Boost mode is designed for dirt and debris on the ground, and Eco mode is designed for general cleaning. Automatic mode, however, takes this decision out of your hands, and thanks to the built-in microprocessors it will intelligently adapt to the floor type you are using.
Use the right tools for the right task: This can take time, but choosing the right cleaner head or accessory tool for the job can make a big difference in performance and ease of use. Dyson machines usually come with the following:
* Great multi-floor tool for all-round cleaning, especially good on carpets
* Powerful torque-drive head that removes dirt from even deep piles of carpet
* Tultule head who is adept at cleaning hard floors
* Mini-motorhead for cleaning stairs, cars, mattresses or upholstery
* Crack and crack equipment for cracks, or hard to reach areas
* Soft dusting tool for delicate furniture
Slow vacuum: Slowly vacuuming gives the machine more time to remove dirt, especially soil dirt and debris and hidden dust. Dust is made up of a number of ingredients, including dust mites, allergens, bacteria and viruses that can settle deeply on soft furniture and carpets.
Go to the same place – but not too often: More passes over an area will give the machine the best chance to clean well, but according to our research, any two or three times gives any minimum increase.
Vacuum ‘little and often’: Frequent vacuuming in areas where there are more sidewalks will help stop the accumulation of dirt on your floor. Using a cord-free vacuum is helpful for this, as the versatile layout means you don’t have to spend a lot of time pulling the machine out of a cupboard, plugging it in, rotating it, and so on.
Take care of your machine: Regularly maintaining your machine according to the instruction manual, such as washing the filter and emptying the bin regularly, will ensure that it works as best as possible – saving you time and money in the long run.