Vacuum cleaning main purpose is to remove soil from the carpet in the first place; before lasting damage and discoloration occurs.

Vacuum cleaners have changed greatly since the first electric vacuum was born in 1890. The point, though, remains the same. To remove soil debris and dust. With man made fibers, routine and complete cleaning is essential. Overall, the aim is to maintain high levels of appearance and hygeine over a number of years.

The Reasons For Vacuum Cleaning

  • Appearance : Vacuuming helps maintain carpets looking neat and clean. Vacuuming helps to erase dust and soil fragments. These can cause lasting discoloration and damage.
  • Lengthen the carpet life : Timely vacuuming removes sharp, gritty fragments. These can cut and scratch the carpet fibers. These scratches weaken the fibers and hold soils that bring about discoloration. Regular Vacuum Cleaning can lengthen the time between complete cleaning.
  • Sanitation/Improved Air Quality : Vacuuming gets rid of objects that may trigger allergies, asthma, and other breathing problems; as well as disease-causing bacteria.
  • Protection : With vacuuming, any damage is noted and repairs can be attended too.

Vacuum Plan

When planning a vacuuming plan or schedule there are a number of variables that need considering. The main factor is need. The needs of an area will be dependent upon:

  • The type and level of use. (Traffic)
  • The construction and fiber.
  • The kind of vacuuming equipment used.
  • The degree of appearance and sanitation desired.

General Principle:

The more traffic and use, likewise, the more vacuuming and cleaning is required.

Heavy traffic lanes and high-usage areas (primary areas) vacuumed on a daily basis.

Light traffic areas,(secondary areas) a brief spot vacuum to clean traffic lanes may be all required. Complete on a daily or twice a week basis.

A complete vacuum of all carpeted surfaces employing an upright vacuum cleaner with a rotating beater brush scheduled weekly.

A rotating schedule for complete vacuum of particular areas on a daily basis. This may be needed when caring for facilities with a lot of carpeted areas.

Traffic Lane Vacuuming

A standard suction type vacuum (Canister type dry vacuum) is the more efficient, lightweight, and easy to use.  Day-to-day vacuuming will prevent dirt and soil from working down into the fibers. Generally caring to entrances and other high-use areas. Vacuuming is best attained by using strokes 3-4 feet long. Although, this is determined by the user and available space. You may take extra passes over each area from the other side for a more thorough vacuum.

The guidelines below can help you when vacuuming traffic lanes.

  • Gather all equipment and attachments and go to the work area.
  • Plug the vacuum in near the end of the area, or the entrance.
  • Place the vacuum in a central point.
  • Work in the position facing the floor attachment.
  • Keep the floor attachment flat on the carpet surface.
  • Make a number of passes over each area.
  • Never bump walls, furniture, corners or equipment with a vacuum or its attachments.

Complete Vacuum Cleaning

The method for vacuuming entire carpeted areas include: under chairs, tables, desks, and any other easily moved items as well as all edges and behind doors..

The guidelines below can help when a complete vacuum is needed.

  • Gather all equipment and attachments and go to the work area.
  • Plug the vacuum in near the end of the area, or the entrance.
  • Vacuum throughout the room in a clockwise or counter clockwise direction.
  • All edges and areas around and behind furniture to be vacuumed.
  • Vacuum beneath tables, desks, chairs, anything movable, if needed.
  • Make two or three passes over each area based upon soil conditions.
  • Bring back all fittings to their original place after vacuuming.
  • Work in the position facing the floor attachment.
  • Keep the floor attachment flat on the surface of the carpet.
  • Never bump walls, fittings, corners or equipment with either a vacuum or its attachments.


  • Never unplug electrical equipment.
  • Prepare a note of spots for removal.

Finally, do not forget:

  • Hard to reach areas, such as behind desks and filing cabinets.
  • Remove any paper clips as well as staples before starting.
  • Do any edging needed before you begin vacuuming each area.
  • Not to mention, do not jerk the cord. Simply unplug it after you have finished.

In any event, call Auckland Carpet Cleaning on 09-489 5599