Vacuum Accessories

by Karen Bates
(last updated February 9, 2015)

The floor coverings in your home can have a major impact on the overall look and feel of an area. Carpet, tile, linoleum, wood, and other flooring types each come with their own unique look, and can add to the atmosphere of the rooms in your home. Which flooring type you choose definitely depends on the feeling and purpose you want a certain room to have.

Carpeting has become a favorite choice for floors, and most homes have some kind of carpeting in them. Carpet comes in different materials, texture, and length, ranging from very short to shaggy and plush to fairly hard. What kind of carpet you have will help you determine how to best care for it.

Because carpet is such a popular floor covering, it is important to know how to clean and maintain it correctly. You must clean spots and spills as soon as possible using the right cleaners, and to keep carpet fibers clean you should vacuum often. Using a vacuum cleaner is the best way to pick up dirt, dust, and debris from carpet fibers. A good vacuum cleaner can clean up dirt as well as reduce the amount of allergens in your home.

To keep your vacuum cleaner running effectively, you will need to consider vacuum accessories that can help you maintain the vacuum and improve cleaning ability. The following items are accessories that you may need for your vacuum cleaner:

  • Vacuum bags. If your vacuum requires bags, you will need to replace these as necessary. You can find vacuum bags for sale in many stores, but older vacuum models may be more difficult to shop for. Take advantage of online stores to find just the bags you need.
  • Belts. If your vacuum belt begins to look worn out and cracked, it's probably time for a replacement. Vacuum belts are widely available, and you can purchase packs with multiple belts so you have some extras on hand.
  • Attachments. A vacuum cleaner can be made very convenient with the right attachments. Try different styles of attachments to make your cleaning tasks easier than ever.
  • Filter. Some kinds of vacuums use an air filter to help reduce the spread of dust and allergens. For these to work effectively, you may need to replace them from time to time.

To make sure that you vacuum runs properly, keep the right vacuum accessories available in case something needs to be replaced.

Author Bio

Karen Bates

An English student who enjoys writing and art, Karen has had her poetry published in her university's literary journal and has several novels in the works. ...

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