Tips on Daily Vacuuming
Proper vacuuming represents one of the most important steps in any carpet maintenance program. Independent tests have shown that approximately 85% of the soil that is tracked into a facility is dry, and can be removed by daily use of a quality vacuum and vacuum bag system.
Properly scheduled vacuuming reduces the frequency of cleaning required to adequately maintain your facility’s carpet.
Vacuuming frequency depends on foot traffic volume.
The following is a basic guideline on vacuuming frequency:
• Heavy traffic areas such as entrances, reception areas, corridors, vending areas, and elevator lobbies should be vacuumed daily.
• Moderate traffic areas such as hallways, doorways, copier areas and conference areas should be vacuumed daily.
• Light traffic areas such as offices should be vacuumed once or twice a week minimum, depending on foot traffic in the office.
Bonitz Flooring Group recommends the use of a dual motor (one for suction power, one to power agitation devise) top fill type vacuum. It is recommended that micro-filtration, top fill type vacuum bags be used. These bags trap more particulates and allergens, promoting healthy indoor air quality. Vacuum bags should be checked often while in service and replaced when ½ to 2/3 full.
Proper vacuuming is accomplished by pulling back slowly on the vacuum, then pushing forward – overlapping the last back stroke by approximately one inch, then pulling back again. The pulling motion of a vacuum is designed for optimum suction and soil removal as opposed to a forward motion.