Anyone can vacuum, right? Well, yes. But even the best upright and canister vacuums from the 100 or so models reviewed by Consumer Reports can leave behind dirt, dust, dander, and more if you don’t handle the machine properly. This week our Tip of the Day shares a few of Consumer Reports’ cleaning tips for getting floors and carpets truly clean.
#3-Don’t overfill bags. On many upright vacuums, the hose feeds into the bag about a quarter of the way from its top. As a result, you’re best off replacing the bag after it’s one-half to two-thirds full. This will maintain maximum suction and prevent particles from being emitted back into your home.
Check out more cleaning tips and how tos on our How to Clean Series Blog.