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April 08, 2020

How Often Do You Really Need to Vacuum?

You Really Need to Vacuum

What does your household’s vacuuming routine look like? Do you even have one?

You’re not alone, most households don’t consider vacuuming to be a regular priority. We all know it should be done ‘regularly’, but how often is enough? Surely a monthly clean is sufficient, right? 

While we can’t say what is right for your home, vacuuming more than once a month is essential to keep your home clean, tidy and healthy. Removing dirt and debris from your floors and furniture is a sure-fire way to keep your house looking and feeling fresh. Not only that, but you’ll also be minimising allergens, dust and mites in the air - safeguarding your family’s well being. 

The frequency of your vacuum depends on many factors. Let’s take a look at the key questions you’ll need to ask yourself when deciding how often you really need to be vacuuming.


Daily? Weekly? Monthly?

Now while some vacuuming fanatics will preach daily vacuuming as a near necessity, it’s certainly not practical for most regular people. Nor would it be an efficient use of time, even if you were in a position to do so. Realistically, vacuum frequency depends on multiple factors, including the following:

  • Do you mop your floors, if so, how often? Mopping hard floors can help keep them clean, tidy and in good condition. Using a wet mop will collate and remove built-up dust and debris. If you mop often, your vacuuming requirements might be less than they would otherwise.

“Practising adequate general hygiene is a great way to reduce the frequency of cleaning”

  • Do you do any other regular cleaning? If you dust often with a microfibre cloth or similar you won’t need to vacuum as often. Practising adequate general hygiene is a great way to reduce the frequency of cleaning.
  • Do you have messy children or pets that shed their hair? If you have a pet or high maintenance kids (aren’t they all?) you’ll need to vacuum more frequently.
  • Do you smoke? If you do, watch out. Carcinogens and debris from your cigarettes may find themselves into your carpets, rugs or furniture, potentially increasing the risk of cancer or illness in children or pets.


Five Reasons You Should Vacuum At Least Once a Week

  • Airborne Dust
  • Did you know that human’s shed over one million skin cells per day? Together with dust in the air, these cells mix and provide an ideal growing environment for the growth of harmful microorganisms.

  • Food Bacteria
  • While not common, a dirty house is far more likely to contaminate dropped food or ingredients used in meal preparation. Serious illnesses such as salmonella and e. coli infections can occur. Keeping your home regularly vacuumed prevents the build-up of harmful bacteria.

  • Bed bugs
  • Bed bugs do bite, you just won’t feel it. Left undisturbed, they can live and accumulate throughout your entire house for months. Regular cleaning prevents bugs from building up and infesting your home.

  • Allergies
  • Inhaling allergens over an extended period of time can trigger an allergic response. It may take years for this to develop. Keeping your home clean and free from allergens now may prevent a serious hassle down the track.

  • Keep it clean for guests
  • Take pride in your home! Regularly vacuuming your home ensures it’s always spotless and in great condition to accommodate an unannounced guest arrives.

    It Depends on the Type of Vacuum You Use

    Manually cleaning your home with a stick or corded vacuum on a regular basis is not practical. However, how about a robot vacuum that runs itself? With the press of a button, you can automate a robo-vac to go on its cleaning duties whenever you feel like it. 

    "Make use of a combination of vacuum types in your cleaning arsenal for the best results"

    Robot vacuum cleaners are excellent for automated, daily cleans. By doing this, you'll increase the time needed between major deep cleans and ensure dust never has an opportunity to build up. The best robot vacuums now even come with mopping functionalities as well. What could be better than a device that does both?

    Make use of a combination of vacuum types in your cleaning arsenal for the best results. Consider using a handheld, stick vacuum for less regular deep-cleans and awkward, hard-to-reach places, such as nooks and crannies, under shallow furniture or the backseat of your car.

    Looking to take your vacuum cleaning routine to the next level? If you have any questions or need advice, contact us today. Roborock is a global leader in the robot vacuum space, and we're soon to launch a world-first cordless stick vacuum. You can check out our full range here.