It’s not only for the floor or carpet that you may use your vacuum on. You won’t need an arsenal of cleaning tools thanks to this multipurpose machine’s wide range of applications around the house (especially if you know how to vacuum properly). In fact, if you have the correct tools, you can clean just about anything, from bed frames to refrigerator coils to air ducts. Put them to use to get more done with less time and effort on your side. Standard attachments (such as an extension wand or upholstery tool) come with the majority of vacuum cleaners and allow you to reach those inaccessible areas and tight crevices where crumbs and dust bunnies hide. In this article, we’ll explain the function of each vacuum attachment and provide examples of their appropriate applications. Depending on the extent of your cleaning tasks, you may need to invest in specialised attachments in addition to the standard set. Inability to clean your ceiling fan without resorting to a ladder. A fan blade duster may help you safely reach that hard-to-reach area. Rather of fumbling with your standard hose attachment to get into tight spaces like those found in vehicle door compartments and light fixture housings, consider purchasing a multi-angle brush that will also help you keep the dust away from your blinds and crown moulding. Using this data, you can maximise the effectiveness of your vacuum cleaner. You’ll find a comprehensive reference to the many vacuum attachments available, as well as some tried-and-true cleaning strategies, below. Read on for specifics on every kind of standard vacuum attachment.
This standard plastic extension tube adds 18 inches to your upright’s hose, allowing you to clean ceiling fans, light fixtures, air vents, door frames, and the top of tall furniture without resorting to a stepladder or a counter top. Keep your arms close to your body in this comfortable position to reduce the risk of injury and tiredness.
This part, which can range in width from 4 to 6 inches, is used to focus a band of suction over the fibres of upholstery. Most versions have red microfiber strips along the edges to help with lint removal. To free the strips of the attachment from dust and dirt, you may need to flip the attachment while the vacuum is operating.
This 8 to 12-inch-long piece has an angled tip that allows it to capture trash from hard-to-reach places like the edges of baseboards and beneath the front of the oven, the washer, and other appliances.
One inch long bristles encircle the opening of this tool, providing a light abrasion that safely loosens dust from lamp shades, window treatments, baseboards, and window screens without scratching the surface.
Fan Blade Duster
If you attach this to your wand’s extension, you can easily reach each fan blade and go around it. To dust a fan, begin at the motor and work your way out toward the blade tip. The bottom will be swept by the broom head, and the top will be brushed clean with a (removed, washable) microfiber cloth. The bristles attract the dust and dirt and draw them into the hose.
This floor brush is 12 inches wide and can be used to vacuum wood and tile floors in overlapping rows. Soft, half-inch bristles and the vacuum’s suction make quick work of dirt, sweeping it away faster than with a dust pan and broom.
This flexible soft-bristled tool can reach tight spaces like those found in light fittings, automobile door compartments, sliding closet tracks, and more thanks to its curved hose and rotating head.
Unlike traditional methods, this compact motorised tool with a rotating brush roll can quickly and thoroughly remove dust from carpeted stairs without creating a clumsy mess.
To remove dust mites, dander, and other allergens from a mattress, move this 8-inch wide piece in short strokes, section by section.
This 4-inch-wide wedge-shaped attachment to a wet-dry vacuum’s hose provides targeted suction on carpeted car mats. It can snag every last grain of sand or cracker.
This small, stiff-bristled attachment fits over the crevice tool on Miele vacuums and is ideal for cleaning in between the fins of a house radiator. (The standard recommendation from experts is annual.) Use a bottle brush to loosen the dirt, and then vacuum it up with the dusting attachment if your machine isn’t a Miele.
A micro-dusting accessory set, including a 36-inch hose, a mini extension wand, two brush tools, and a crevice attachment, can be used to remove dust and debris from keyboards. Additionally, it works wonderfully inside of a sewing machine.
Do you know a furry companion who is shedding a lot of hair? Use a dog brush or comb to care for your pet. Fur may be sucked up and stored away in the vacuum cleaner, saving your brush and your couch from being clogged with hair.
This rubber suction cup may be attached to a wet/dry vacuum and used to retrieve debris or lost jewellery from the drain of a sink, shower, or bathtub. The output turns nasty, thus it’s recommended that you use rubber gloves.