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Vacuum cleaners were designed to leverage the advances in technology to bring about a revolution in cleaning. The actual development led to a number of changes in lifestyle that gave cleanliness a new dimension as spotlessly clean corners were now achievable. Today, the technology has been further reduced to handheld devices that are capable of delivering the exact same performance as their wired counterparts.

This article is about the role that the vacuum cleaners have to play in our daily health. It is, somehow, vital in the sense that vacuum cleaners have become a part of our daily lives. Let us see where these devices stand as far as health is concerned. 

Getting to know the signs of your vacuum cleaner: 

As a matter of fact, faulty vacuum cleaners are not really capable of maintaining a healthy environment. Hence, you need to understand the signs that your vacuum cleaner may be conveying with its functionality. Some of the signs are as listed below: 

  • You can go about examining the suction hose so as to locate an obstruction. If you do find an obstruction, try running something hard enough through the hose to clear the path. 
  • The sound of the motor has a lot to do with the health of your vacuum cleaner. If you do not hear the usual sounds from the motor, you should turn the device and off and look for problems. 
  • If you witness dust being discarded from the machine, you may require to change the bag as soon as possible. 
  • If your machine radiates a peculiar smell, there must be an issue with the motor. 

 

Do not overlook maintenance: 

If your vacuum cleaner maintains health in and around your home, it requires its maintenance too. Maintenance can be a cinch when you change your bags regularly. It is also recommended that you ensure the change of filter at frequent intervals. If your vacuum cleaner is not picking up debris properly, it is a clear indication that the filter needs to be replaced. 

If you own a vacuum cleaner that does not indicate when the filter has to be changed, you should go about keeping track of how the machine is being used and for what purposes. It is to be noted that if the filter is not changed or cleaned regularly, the motor may be at the peril of this. 

Prefer a healthier vacuum cleaner: 

One way to ensure that your vacuum cleaner is healthy enough is to gauge its level of filtration. Filtration normally ascertains that your vacuum cleaner does not exhaust the debris it picks up immediately but captures and stores it within. 

In addition to that, your vacuum cleaners should have bags so that the dust that has been picked up does not get back into the air, otherwise, the healthy environment would simply be a myth.

Now it is vivid that your vacuum cleaner is capable of maintaining a healthy environment only when it functions properly itself. So take care of your vacuum cleaner as it takes care of you. Happy vacuuming! 


You may be tired of carrying the cumbersome weight of your regular vacuum cleaner around the house for cleaning purposes. You might as well be craving for a handheld vacuuming solution. The redeeming fact is that you need not rush to the market to buy a handheld vacuum cleaner, you can gather little objects and combine them to make your own right in the comfort of your home. Don’t worry, it is pretty easy to come up with a handheld vacuum cleaner of your own without much hassle. Rest assured and follow the steps. 

The items required 

You would need a little bunch of everyday objects before you can go ahead with a vacuum cleaner of your own. Those things are: 

  • A glue gun 
  • A bending pipe 
  • First aid cloth 
  • A redundant deodorant bottle 
  • A plastic bottle 

With the things ready, let us move further with the process. 

The procedure: 

Follow these steps: 

  • Cut your plastic bottle in half. 
  • Grab that deodorant bottle and carve a flat sheet out of its body. 
  • You are going to be using this sheet to carve out a fan to be attached to the motor. 
  • Cut out a circular disk of the size of your plastic bottle and draw guidelines like markings of a compass.  
  • With the help of these lines, carefully cut the disk and mold the cuttings in the shape of a fan. 
  • Pin a hole in the middle of this fan, be careful to do it while the disk is still around and untouched. 
  • You are done with your fan. 
  • Grab a dc motor with 12-volt rating. Now grab a ball pen refill. 
  • Slide this refill on the rotating rod of the motor and place the fan you made at the other end of it. 
  • Use the glue for desired strength of your rotating mechanism. 
  • Cut out a hole at the bottom of your plastic bottle and carefully place your motor through it. The fan has to be inside the bottle while the supply end of the motor bulging slightly outward. 
  • Place the other half of the bottle back in place using some duct tape. 
  • Now bring your bending pipe into the picture. Use the neck of the bottle to the affix the pipe to the body of your vacuum cleaner. The other end of the pipe would be used for suction. 
  • You can give the final touches to your vacuum cleaner with decoration of your choice. 
  • Do not forget to make a cardboard handle and attach it to the body for added convenience. 

Thus, you are done with a handheld vacuum cleaner of your own without having to spend money for it. This device would be helpful for small tasks. However, for heavier tasks, it is advised that you make use of the real thing.  

To make this device a reality, you have to get up and work on it. Happy vacuuming! 

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