How each vacuum accessory can help you clean better

How each vacuum accessory can help you clean better

A vacuum sweeper is one of those tools that help us live a more civilized life. It helps keep our homes and businesses clean and reduces the pollutants in the air we breathe. In addition to just cleaning carpets and hardwood floors, there are a number of attachments or vacuum accessories in Ottawa that help use this machine to its total capacity. These are pretty common and are often included with the purchase.

Vacuum Cleaner Accessories.


This narrow nozzle fits the end of the hose and will allow you to suction even the tightest areas like baseboards, corners and vents.

Flex crevice

Almost like the crevice tool, this one is flexible and can be used to clean under appliances.


This small tool has a surface that allows you to clean furniture and drapes without damage.


Sometimes this is called a small vacuum cleaner head. It looks like a miniature version of the vacuum beater bar. It is often used on stairs.

Dust brush

This has a circular brush head and is soft enough that it won't hurt delicate surfaces. Often used on binds, shelves and wooden surfaces.

Some cleaning tips. 

Cleaning hard floors.

It is best if you clean your floors at least once per week. Use the standard vac for carpets and a canister for hardwoods. High-traffic areas may need more than once a week. The stairs often pose a problem if you are using an upright, but a canister works much better. Consider using the crevice tool or upholstery attachment. 

Cleaning the ceiling and walls.

Using the circular dust brush, work on your walls from the ceiling to the floor. You might find the need for an extension handle or a small step stool. Blinds are easy to tackle with the dust brush. Close the blinds, so they are as flat as possible. Then reverse the slats and go again. You should only need to do this about once per month.

Cleaning upholstery.

When cleaning upholstery, work either horizontally or vertically and use the crevice tool to get at the seams. The dust brush works nicely on the leather. Don't forget your mattress. Using the crevice tool, get all the low spots and seam areas.

Cleaning vents.

The vents that bring warm or cool air into your home's interior and the return vents can accumulate dust. Use the dust brush tool to get in tight.

Find the right accessories for your vacuum.

Vacuum Parts Canada has a wide selection of accessories for every make and model. We're confident you'll find what you need to keep your home clean and dust-free. Our knowledgeable staff is always happy to help if you have any questions. Visit us online or give us a call today.

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