Vacuum Cleaner DOs and DON’Ts

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Vacuum Cleaner DOs and DON’Ts

Here’s wishing you a very Happy New Year from all of us at Aztech Singapore!

With the Lunar New Year coming up, most of us will find ourselves doing spring cleaning at home at some point.

Here are some tips you can use with your Aztech ASC290 Stick vacuum cleaner to keep your home spick and span

1.  DO make cleaning easier by reducing the amount of dirt and dust to be cleaned in the first place.

For instance, try not to wear shoes into the house as it is estimated that 80% of house dust comes from the dirt left on shoes.

Clutter, such as books and boxes also provide more surface area that traps dust—try to keep your home clutter-free and remove unnecessary items.

2.  DO vacuum over the same areas more than once.

Try the simple, yet effective back-and-forth method, but don’t rush. Slow back-and-forth vacuuming is proven to be more effective in dust removal.

This is more important for pet owners who have pets that shed fur. With this, you’ll be able to get rid of loose fur in unwanted areas of your home.

3.  DO empty out the vacuum dust container regularly.

Containers that are more than ¾ full tend to cause clogging and loss of suction power, and by simply emptying your container you will be able to keep your vacuum clean and strong.

4.  DO utilise the vacuum cleaner attachments.

The attachments that came with your vacuum cleaner can be very useful in cleaning areas of your home that are dust prone, and less accessible.

Lights, windows and sofas tend to trap lots of airborne dust—use the soft brush attachment to remove it all without causing any damage to surfaces. For information how to better utilise the attachments, you can find it here.

5.  DO create a regular cleaning routine.

Be it once or twice a week, consistency is important to maintaining a clean and comfortable living environment for your home.

Furthermore, don’t wait until your furniture looks dirty—keep the allergies away by regularly vacuuming the dust you can’t see.


Though there are numerous aspects that enhance your cleaning experience, there are also some things you should avoid doing with your vacuum.



1.  DON’T vacuum hard, solid objects.

Though it may be tempting to vacuum away anything that stands in your way, these objects can break into pieces, damage the vacuum dirt container or even worse, destroy the vacuum motor.

Therefore, if you see any solid objects blocking your cleaning path, pick it up before vacuuming the area and save yourself from any technical woes.

2.  DON’T ignore potential blockages.

If you’ve accidentally vacuumed a sock or a small towel, stop vacuuming and remove it to prevent blockage and damage. Also, do remove any hair that may have tangled up vin its brush roll.

A brush roll that does not work properly will not be able to clean properly, so keep your vacuum cleaner free from blockage.

3.  DON’T vacuum water or moist objects.

The vacuumed moisture may cause damage to the vacuum motor or even worse— electrocution.

Also, if the contents of the vacuum cleaner container are wet, you may find yourself having a hard and messy time removing the dirt when emptying the vacuum.

4.  DON’T throw the vacuum cleaner away when it loses suction.

If the vacuum suction loses strength, try checking the container to see if it’s full. Otherwise you may also dismantle the vacuum to check for blockages.

More than often, when you remove blockages and give it a good clean, it becomes good as new.

5.  DON’T rush, take your time.

Cleaning can be a chore (literally) but investing your time to give your home a good clean will leave you satisfied in the comfort of being spotless and allergy-free.


With these tips in mind, you can transform your house, into a home. After all, a clean home is a comfortable home, and a comfortable home is always desired. When you’ve had a long day and return to find a clean and cosy house, you’ll find yourself feeling like there’s no place like home.