Vacuum cleaning fun facts

“Vacuuming is the single, most effective and economical means of keeping floor coverings clean and removing dust and allergens from the indoor environment! It has been proven that 90% to 95% of all dry soil by weight can be removed from carpet by routine vacuuming!”

“Before electricity, an alternative to beating the carpet over a porch rail, clothesline, or windowsill was to sprinkle a carpet with tealeaves! In theory, this attracted dust and dirt to the surface ready to be swept!”

“After the electric iron, the vacuum cleaner was the most popular electric appliance in the home from 1920 to 1960.”

“Floor coverings throughout the home should be vacuumed at least once a week – high use areas should be vacuumed twice weekly! If you have pets, you may need to vacuum some areas daily!”

Source: The Carpet and Rug Institute, 2001

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