Mar 14

Vacuuming hard floors

This blog post is going to cover best practice for vacuuming hard floors.


Important: Always use appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when undertaking any cleaning task and follow the manufacturer’s product use and where relevant dilution guidance.

Choose the most suitable vacuum for the job. You need one that has a hard floor or bare floor setting.

Always select the hard floor setting before you begin as the usual default carpet setting could result in the brush damaging the floor.

Vacuum the floor area in blocks starting with the area furthest from the door. Move from left to right making sure that you overlap on each sweep.

Use the tool brush and crevice tool attachments to clean difficult to reach areas, particularly next to skirting boards and in corners.

Change the vacuum bag regularly before it is full. Ideally you should replace it when it is between a third and half full. At this point your vacuum can potentially lose up to 75% of its suction.


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