I know, you have been vacuuming all your life and you know how to vacuum. Well, maybe. Let's see.
When I was in my frst IICC class I actually learned something myself so here goes.
FIRST: Vacuum high traffic areas with seven passes in order to get all the soil out of the carpet that your vacuum can remove. Make three to four passes in lighter traffic areas.
I had just purchased a vacuum that had a dirt sensor on it so I went straight home after the first day of class and counted vacuum passes. Sure enough seve passes was what it took to make that little light turn green.
SECOND: Vacuum in a cross hatch pattern in all areas.
This lets your vacuum work from different angles and actually helps pick up even more dirt.
THIRD: Get a vacuum that you will actually use.
Yeah, those $1,200 set ups are nice but I have heard too many people say "It was too heavy" or "I don't want to clean out all that water every time" and many more. Look, just get a cheap, lightweight vacuum that you will actually pull out and use on small messes. After all, the worlds best vacuum in the world sitting in the closet is no match for the cheapo that is being used often and in the spur of the moment.
FOURTH: EMPTY THE THING! Check your filters frequently.
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