Precautions to Take When Using a Vacuum Cleaner

Precautions to Take When Using a Vacuum Cleaner

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There are a number of ways in which a vacuum cleaner can make a mess. For example, vacuum cleaners can generate dust from their suction and when they're moved from one place to the other. To ensure long life of your vacuum or portable vacuum, it is important to take some precautionary measures. Let’s learn about them!

Things To Keep In Mind: Precautionary Measures

Before using a vacuum cleaner for the first time, always read the user manual and familiarize yourself with how it works. However, here are a few precautionary tips for you to get started!

1.    Do Not Vacuum a Wet Floor or Surface

Vacuums spread water and dirt throughout the house. It is advisable to avoid vacuuming a wet floor because it will only spread the water further. In order to avoid any mishap, it is best to not vacuum any surface that is wet. In fact, if the floor is damp from water dripping from the ceiling or an open window, do not attempt to clean it with a vacuum cleaner. Wet surfaces can also lead to damage in your dryer and furnace.

There are several reasons for this cautionary advice to avoid vacuuming wet surfaces, including:

  • Dirt and dust may get sucked into the vacuum cleaner head and cause damage to the vacuum's motor
  • Moisture can enter into small cracks in your carpet or rug that then harden into stains

2.     Out of Reach of Children and Pets

Vacuum cleaners are very handy for getting rid of dirt, dust, and allergens. They are also quite convenient to use. However, it is often wise to keep pets and children away from vacuum cleaners. This is so that they don't get hurt when the appliance suddenly moves on its own or sucks up anything nearby.

Children may accidentally pull the cord, pets may get caught in cords, or they may even cause an accident if they are not put away properly. Moreover, pets can get stuck in small crevices of vacuum cleaner heads and children can come into contact with the rotating brushes which may cause them to suffer from skin abrasions or other injuries.

3.     Watch Out For Loops and Kinks

Loops and kinks happen when you vacuum with a bagless cleaner. These are areas of the bagless cleaner that trap the dirt, causing it to clog. In order to avoid these areas, you should make sure to always use a full roll of the vacuum cleaner bags as you vacuum.

A common problem with vacuum cleaners is that there are often loops and kinks which can get caught up in the hose of the vacuum cleaner and attach itself to the machine, causing significant damage.

The most common type of loop is a rubber strap or an elastic band which wraps around the hose of a vacuum cleaner. A hose has many curves and bends, so it's easy for these types of loops to get caught up and wrapped around.