Don’t let the title insult you. I’m well aware you know how to vacuum. Turn power on, hold vacuum handle, extend arm, retract arm…it’s obvious we’re not discussing rocket science, here. But for many homeowners, vacuuming ends at those four steps and never ventures much further. It’s almost so easy, you’re not giving it enough thought.
#6 BONUS CONSIDER A CENTRAL VACUUM SYSTEM
While you’re considering if there’s a better way to vacuum, maybe it’s time to also consider the BEST way to vacuum. A central vacuum system consists of a large, powerful vacuum unit placed in a discreet location, like a garage, basement, or laundry room. From there, piping is run throughout your home ending in vacuum inlets placed in the walls or floors from which you can connect your vacuum hose.
The benefits of a central vacuum system are numerous. Here are a few key features:
- The absolute best solution for homeowners with allergies, breathing difficulties, or health issues. Because the dirt and dust are vacuumed up and removed completely from the living space into the power unit, dangerous dust or allergens aren’t exhausted back into the air as you vacuum (unlike with a standard vacuum cleaner.)
- Provides the best options for any flooring. Once you attach your hose to the vacuum inlet, it’s up to you what type of powerhead you use. If you’re vacuuming the dense carpeting in the master bedroom, you use the carpet tool. If you’re vacuuming the tile in the kitchen, you use the bare floor tool. There is a floor tool for every type and combination of flooring.
- Mobility is not an issue. For homeowners with multi-story residences or those who are disabled in any way, carrying a vacuum from room to room or level to level is a real detriment. But with a central vacuum system, you simply take the lightweight hose with you to the next inlet. And inlets can be placed anywhere in your home, so they can be discreet or accessible.
- Gadgets, attachments, and tools… Oh My! There are literally tools and attachments to clean anything in your home with a central vacuum system. It practically eliminates the need for dozens of other cleaning tools in your closet. Ceiling fan attachments, mini-blind dusters, tools to groom your pet, the possibilities are endless! Central vacuum systems have so much to offer.