Aside from the contents of accidental spills, have you ever wondered what exactly you're vacuuming up? A 40 year old Residential cleaning Service on the North Shore wants to surprise you with their educated information.  Household "dirt" is about 75% to 80% sloughed - off human skin cells. Who would have thought that most vacuum cleaner dirt comes directly from the people who own the vacuum cleaner? The other 25% to 30% is hair, animal dander, dust mites and just a small amount of actual dirt-sand, earth and pollen, that has been blown in or tracked in from outside. Now that you know what you're vacuuming, here are some ideas on how to get the best results.

* When vacuuming a carpet or a rug, use long, slow strokes. That gives the vacuum time to loosen the dirt and then let it be sucked up. For a lightly soiled area, try to make 3 passes with the vacuum, for a heavily soiled area, go over it at least 5 to 7 times.

* When it's raining or humid outside, open the windows and vacuum. The moisture in the air helps prevent dust from flying up and landing on the carpet again. 

* figure out which outlet is most central in terms of the areas you vacuum. Next, measure the farthest distance the vacuum needs to go from that outlet. Then buy a lightweight extension cord that will accommodate that measurement, even if it has to be 50 feet long. Using the extension cord will save you the time and effort of going from one outlet to another. 

* Vacuum up a tablespoon of your favorite sweet-smelling herb-lavender, cinnamon, the contents of a spiced tea bag- or put perfume strips from magazines or a scented fabric softener sheet in the vacuum cleaner bag. The heat from the vacuum brings out the fragrance of the herb or perfume. It makes vacuuming a little more pleasant. 

* Go over the unplugged vacuum's brushes with a wet paper towel before you vacuum a carpet. It will heighten its dirt-sucking power. Turn to our 40 + years Renown cleaning Service in Evanston, Il. to meet all your vacuuming needs.

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