Product safety is vital to everyone as you could use a defective appliance and end up hurting yourself. You should always practice safety measures when using any device in your house. Most people may not understand how a vacuum cleaner can be dangerous, but as they say, prevention is better than cure. Careless use of the vacuum cleaner can lead to various safety problems. This is something that most people never realize. We will look at some of the safety measures you need to take while using a vacuum cleaner.
Keep Away From Pets and Children
Irrespective of whether the vacuum cleaner has a cord or not, always switch it off when not in use. If your pets are curious, then it is advisable to keep them outside until you finish vacuuming. They may knock the vacuum or tug its cord and get hurt.
It is also important to keep kids away from the cleaner and avoid leaving it on unattended. Kids are usually curious and may stick their hands into the cleaner’s power nozzle.
Put on Slippers When Vacuuming
At times, moving your vacuum cleaner around quickly may be dangerous. Take your time to clean and push it properly. Chances are your toe may get stuck in the nozzle since the carpet is lifted when vacuuming in a hurry.
Beware of Kinks and Loops
The most common injury while using a vacuum cleaner is tripping over its cord. Properly loop the wires before you keep the cleaner away. This is of the essence if you vacuum while there are people in the house. It would be best if you also avoided sharp corners as they may cut into the vacuum cord. Avoid overstretching the cord too.
Avoid Picking up Large Objects
If you force the vacuum to pick up big objects, you will end up spoiling the motor of the fan. This is not worth it since the repair can be quite expensive, besides being dangerous. It would help if you remembered that the function of the vacuum is to pick up tiny objects that you cannot pick up or see.
It is always advisable to ensure you are safe when using your vacuum. These tips will help keep yourself as well as your family safe.