Tuesday, May 18, 2010

To Sweep or Not to Sweep

Quickie 429 Flip Lock Dustpan and BroomSweeping

  • Sweeping can leave behind dust, hair and other particles.
  • Brooms will become breeding grounds for bacteria.
  • When sweeping, the motion of the broom will cause dust and hair to fly around and be pushed back into the air where it will settle on your furniture or back onto the floor after you have finished sweeping which negates the purpose of the task.
Vacuuming

  • Hoover Tempo Widepath Upright Vacuum, Bagged, U5140-900Vacuuming leaves less particles behind than sweeping, but will not get corners and edges as well as a broom unless you have and use an edging tool.
  • If using a vacuum with a roller brush as most vacuums have, the bristles can harbor bacteria as well as a broom.
  • Standard vacuums have carpet and hard floor settings, but the brush continues to spin on the hard floor setting which will cause larger particles to spit back out of the vacuum.
  • The ventilation on most vacuums tends to be near the floor which then blows dust and hair back into the air creating the same problem as traditional sweeping.
Dust Mops
  • Dust mops can be used for both sweeping and mopping.
  • Bissell Smart Details Microfiber Floor DusterUsed for sweeping a dust mop is a good tool for trapping dust and hair but does little good for larger particles. You would still require a broom and dustpan or dust buster/vacuum to get what a dust mop leaves behind.
  • If the fabric of your dust mop is not removable, then it can not be washed and will breed bacteria.
  • Original dry Swiffer’s fall under the category of dust mops.
Swiffer SweeperVac

  • Now I have never used this product myself, however, my initial assessment is that it is a possible solution to most of the problems with the tools listed above.
  • Swiffer SweeperVac is a combination traditional stick vacuum and original Swiffer.
  • It has all of the same general features of a stick vacuum with a Swiffer pad behind the vacuum head to pick up the dust and hair the vacuum might have left behind.
  • Swiffer SweeperVac Starter KitThere are quite a few negative reviews for this product, most regarding battery life.
  • Initial charge time is 24 hours. Each additional charge requires 16 to 18 hours. The amount of usage is about 20 minutes for each charge. Hardly long enough to do a house full of hard floors.
  • After months of use most reviewers claimed the battery would no longer hold a charge and the amount of usage time would quickly decline until it wouldn’t work anymore.
  • Other issues reviewers reported were the cost of replacement filters for the vacuum as well as the cost of the replacement pads.

Now, to address the issue of brooms and roller brushes harboring bacteria just grab a bottle of disinfecting spray, such as Lysol disinfecting spray. Spritz your broom or vacuum when you are done using it to kill any bacteria it has picked up.

When choosing your hard floor products,, stick with what works for you. There are so many options out now in terms of hard floor vacuums and dust mops that work very well so use your best judgment and don’t buy something just because it’[s the “latest thing".

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