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Get more than clean floors out of your vacuum cleaner

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The dust brush/upholstery attachment for vacuum cleaners are useful for cleaning dust off both heavy curtains and furniture.The Wand tool is used to clean hard to reach areas like crevices in floors or in between surfacesThe Z931 Flexio II wet and dry vacuum cleaner features both a powerful vacuum suction and a blower function.

A vacuum cleaner’s handy to have around the house, and not just because it can clean dirt and dust off your floors.  They can also be used on furniture, curtains and hard to reach crevices with just a change of the attached brush, in addition to helping you with pest control.

Usually, the dusting brush attachment is used to clean curtains made of heavier material while lighter fabric curtains may require more delicate cleaning methods.  The upholstery tool as its name suggests, is used to clean dust off leather, wicker, fabric and wood furniture.

Dust Brush n Upholstery tool

The dust brush/upholstery attachment for vacuum cleaners are useful for cleaning dust off both heavy curtains and furniture.
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The slimmer Wand attachment can be used to squeeze into crevices such as the sides of upholstered furniture, tight places next to the wall, the tracks of sliding doors and cobwebs in skylights.  The Wand is particularly useful in preliminary pest control for your home, as the ability to vacuum the cracks between surfaces where food particles can be trapped helps to prevent insects from gathering there.

Wand

The Wand tool is used to clean hard to reach areas like crevices in floors or in between surfaces
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By vacuuming away cobwebs and cocoons, you’re also preventing spiders and moths from making your home theirs. Other small pests, such as silverfish and ladybugs can also be vacuumed away.

Dust mites that accumulate in your mattress over time can also be removed using the vacuum cleaner. All mattresses and pillows in your home should be vacuumed regularly to control the dust mite population.

Always empty or clean your vacuum cleaner immediately after a round of pest removal.  If left in the vacuum, the insects will be able to escape and find their way back into your home.

More powerful types of vacuums, such as wet and dry vacuums like the Electrolux Z931 Flexio II, are even more versatile.   As the name suggests, these vacs are powerful enough to clean liquids off floors. They can also be used in a myriad of creative ways around the home

If you’ve lost a small item like a ring down the sink and it may not have fallen too far, try using a wet and dry vacuum to retrieve it.  Hold the end of the hose over the sink drain opening and hold it in place tightly. Then turn on the vacuum for a few minutes.  After which, check the vacuum’s holding tank and if the item hasn’t fallen too far, your trusty vac may just be able to retrieve it.

Many wet and dry vacuums, like the Z931 Flexio II, also have a blower function that blows out air, rather than suck it in. If you have a clogged sink, simply insert the end of the vacuum’s hose as far down as possible and use the blower function to break up the blockage. It’s just like using a plunger, but with a more powerful and effective result.

Z931-1 Flexio

The Z931 Flexio II wet and dry vacuum cleaner features both a powerful vacuum suction and a blower function.

The blower function is also useful in blowing up inflatable toys. Just insert or hold the hose over the open valve and turn the blower on. Voila!  An inflated pool for your kids without having to tax your lungs.

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