Everyone has their preferred methods of cleaning hard floors, but what is the most efficient and effective technique? Are you Team Broom or Team Vacuum?
If you want to learn the best way to clean your non-carpeted flooring and the pros and cons of vacuuming and sweeping the floor, look no further. We’re here to settle the debate of broom vs. vacuum.
Sweeping the Floor
There are probably very few households that don’t have a broom and dustpan on hand. Little kids often have miniature versions that they play with growing up. The broom is just a part of life for most people. But is it as useful a cleaning tool as we think?
Advantage Team Broom
Team Broom takes the lead in the following ways:
Can clean up immediately, without having to search for attachments
Quiet so that you can use any time of day or night
Never have to worry about your broom needing a new bag or belt
Inexpensive and requires little to no upkeep
No special attachments needed
It takes up less closet space
It doesn’t rely on electricity
Can easily fit into hard-to-reach places, as needed for chores like cleaning the gap between the stove and the countertops
Won’t be damaged by large pieces of debris like you would see during post-construction cleaning
Less likely to leave scratches or scuff marks on floors
Vacuuming the Floor
Many people are under the assumption that sweeping is not only the best way to clean hardwood floors but that it’s the only way. Many vacuum cleaners have soft-bristled hardwood floor attachments.
Advantage Team Vacuum
Team Vacuum brings the heat in these areas:
Vacuuming can be less labor-intensive, depending on the model you own
You don’t have to bend over to regularly empty dustpans
It comes with attachments for all sorts of household scenarios, such as different flooring types or tight spaces
Less likely to kick the dust up into the air, which can be beneficial when cleaning for allergy sufferers
More effective at eliminating dirt, debris, and fine dust (Keep in mind this is the case for the more modern bag less models that get equipped with HEPA filtering. Vintage models with bags can still kick up a fair bit of dust.)
It can get used in other parts of the home, including drapes and blinds
It makes for a more effective transition when cleaning area rugs along with wood floors
Provides a more in-depth cleaning that can increase the lifespan of your hardwood floors
Great at extracting dirt from cracks and corners, whereas brooms can pack it in further
So, what are the best cleaning tools for your floors? As you can see, whether you should be sweeping the floor or vacuuming depends on your preferences and what exactly you need to accomplish. For example, if you’re tidying up after renovations to your home, you might need to tag-team the area with a broom and vacuum.
However, when it comes to the best way to clean hardwood floors daily, we’re Team Vacuum over Team Broom, all the way.
And if you’re just so busy that washing the floors is at the bottom of your household priority list, give us a call! ASCC is here to lend a helping hand, so you can enjoy your day without worrying about what needs to get cleaned next.