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Other uses for your vacuum around the home

Posted by Ian "The Idea" Brazier on 1st Jul 2022

Other uses for your vacuum around the home

Did you know that your vacuum can do much more than remove the dust and dirt from your floors and carpets?

Since you have a machine that uses suction to capture messes, here are eight surprising uses for your vacuum cleaner all around the house.

For most of these jobs, you will need a canister or upright vacuum that includes a hose with different attachments or a detachable portable hand vac rather than a simple upright floor vacuum cleaner. For some jobs, a smaller handheld vacuum will also work well.

Capture excess pet hair from dog bedding & yours!

A vacuum cleaner's job is to gather all the pet hair sticking to rugs and tumbling along on hardwood floors. But you can also use it to vacuum your pet's bedding and remove pet hair from quilts and bedspreads before you toss them in the washer. Excess hair in a washing machine is one of the main culprits in causing clogs, leaks, and water pumps to fail.

You can buy the perfect pet hair and lint removal tool that you can attach to your vacuum cleaner hose for use on carpet, rugs and soft furnishings that is simple and very easy to use to achieve great results from us here at FiltaMagic right here

We do not recommend the use of vacuum cleaner attachments directly on your pets as this can cause distress particularly given the sensitivity of their hearing-if a vacuum cleaner is noisy for us what must it be like for a dog or cat!!?!!

Insect & Pest Control

A recent university study shows that frequent vacuuming will kill 96 percent of fleas (adult and larvae) in a home. A vacuum is also a great way to remove dust mites and the human skin cells they feed on from mattresses (yuk!)

A vacuum hose and crevice tool or a flexible crevice with brush end are also a great way to reach and capture pesky spiders that gather in ceiling corners or behind radiators. If you want to see just what comes out of these places try attaching a clean white cloth to the end of the tool with a rubber band to collect the cobwebs and dust- be surprised!!

Freshen Upholstery, Pillows, and Carpets

Beyond removing dust, crumbs, and dirt, your vacuum and a box of baking soda can do wonders to remove odours and brighten fabrics. Simply sprinkle baking soda liberally over upholstery, toss pillows, rugs and carpets. Work it into the surface lightly with a damp sponge or a mop.

Allow the baking soda to remain on the surfaces for at least one hour and then vacuum away. You'll be amazed at how much brighter fabrics can look because the slight abrasive nature of baking soda helps loosen soil and the vacuum whisks it away.

Prevent House Fires

Using a vacuum cleaner is a great way to remove any excess lint, a leading cause of house fires, from your dryer vent system and from the dryer itself.

Always unplug the dryer first, and then use the crevice tool to access the vent area and under the appliance. If you are handy, open the outside housing at the back of the dryer and vacuum away any trapped lint.

Reduce Indoor Allergens

Keep window sills and the crevices, window panes, from accumulating allergens by vacuuming regularly. Use the dust brush attachment to vacuum window and door screens to remove pollen and dust. And, don't forget to give the curtains and any windows a good going over as well.

Recover Small Items

If you have dropped something small like an earring, nail, or screw behind a hard-to-move piece of furniture, grab your vacuum. Attach a clean white cloth over the end of the crevice tool with a cloth so you can make that recovery of little Bobby's lost Lego piece!

Trap Dust Before It Spreads

Use the vacuum's dusting brush attachment to trap dust on lampshades, books, light fixtures, blinds, and even plant leaves before you do any additional cleaning. Removing the dust first will prevent streaks and smears.

Clean Kitchen Appliances

No, your vacuum is not going to clean out the fridge or remove grease from a cooker top, but it can help you in the kitchen. For each of these tips, ALWAYS unplug the appliance first before doing any work.

Use the vacuum cleaner to remove dust from the fridge coils and condenser. Your fridge will work more efficiently and keep temperatures colder and more steady.

Decrumb the spaces between appliances and counter tops with the vacuum crevice tool.

Keeping crumbs under control will help prevent insect infestations.

Prevent potential burning issues, by using the vacuum to remove crumbs from unplugged toasters.

We hope you found this helpful & informative For all the best attachment tools for the job see our selection right here

Here at FiltaMagic, we have an extensive range of vacuum cleaner parts for all the leading brands like AEG, Bosch, Dirt Devil, Dyson, Electrolux, Hometek, Henry, Hoover, Miele, Numatic, Nilfisk, Sebo and Vax. Plus we can supply for parts for all types of vacuum cleaners.including handheld, stick, upright, canister and cylinder vacuum cleaners..We also stock a wide range of universal vacuum cleaner parts for supermarket brands too like Tesco & Asda vacuum cleaners.Just let us know if you can't find your make & model, we are very happy to help.

With next day delivery available & all our products backed up by our price promise you couldn’t be in better hands for your vacuum cleaner spares requirements.

If you are not sure of which vacuum cleaner part you need, then just reach out to our friendly customer service team on 0870 745 3450 or drop us a message via our Instagram page here or Facebook - we can help with any queries you may have.

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