How to Vacuum Your Home Professionally

If you don’t have a good vacuum cleaner, or having air quality issues, you need to learn how to vacuum your home professionally with this easy to follow guide.

There are two reasons to know how to vacuum a room professionally:

  • Because you don’t own a good vacuum cleaner – and bugger because you really NEED to own or borrow one if you have dust in your room, 99.9% of the population do.
  • Because there is a major problem that can’t be solved without dusting or vacuuming, like indoor air quality.

How to vacuum your room professionally

What You’ll Need to Vacuum Your Room and Home

Vacuum your home

1. Attach the power head to the vacuum pole.

2. Take one end of the vacuum hose and attach it to the top of the vacuum pole. Attach the other end of the hose to the vacuum canister or barrel.

3. Place HEPA filter in canister according to your vacuum cleaner model.

4. Models that use a bag, make sure it is a new, clean bag.

5. Place power head in position on carpet flooring – all the way to one side of the room so the power head rests directly on the floor next to the skirting board.

6. With the power switched on, guide the power head with the vacuum pole handle, slowly along the skirting board. This will pound and suck up dust and affiliated debris.


Note: The slower you guide the power head, the more effective the extraction of ground in dust and dirt. Once you have reached the end of the first run, guide the power head directly back over the same track, slowly.

7. Once back where you started, guide the power head over the next direct run.

8. If you bump into furnishings, either move the item aside and continue on along the run.

Note: Heavier furnishings that cannot be moved, go around the item several times. Move the power head as close as possible to get as much of the dust and debris as possible.

This will create the cleanest possible scenario. You can use a smaller tool to really get into the nooks and crevices, get real close and flush.

9. When it comes to vacuuming your room, slow and steady wins the race. When trying to rush vacuuming, it will just pick up small amount of dust and debris if any and force another vacuum session.

10. So you got to the other side of the room, touching the opposite skirting board edge. Congratulations, you’ve completed the first pass over! Guide and retrace the power head back over the same area you have just completed, return next to the original skirting board, well done!

No time to waste, you have completed first round! Yes, there is another round. Go to the skirting board that you have not touched yet, right angle to where you first started.

11. Repeat slow, effective vacuuming.

At this time I would recommend getting a very good vacuum cleaner with a power head, that is a separate motor, if you don’t already have one. You will be thankful!


How To Keep Your Indoor Air Clean

Cleaning your indoor air includes: opening windows, dusting, vacuuming, washing. If you do these tasks every week, you will keep your indoor air clean.

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Towards healthier living Carol Parr ♥

As Building Biologists, we have acquired knowledge of adverse health effects and recommend effective strategies to reduce occupants’ exposure by eliminating and controlling as many sources of pollutants in order to create healthy indoor living environments that are as exposure-free and natural as practically possible.

We cut out all the fluff and confusion of indoor air maintenance and stripped it down to the bare bones.


  • Carol Parr

    We’re glad you’re here. We’re Carol and Tony, founders of one of the longest running Healthy Home Blogs in the world, Mitey Fresh Australia. We’ve been on this journey for the last 25 years and are passionate about helping families sift through health hazards and triggers like allergens, mould, water damage, chemicals and EMFs, to get clarity about what’s toxic and what’s not so they can create a healthy and happy home for their family they love. Each month, people visit this blog seeking focus on the health and wellbeing of their loved ones, sustainable and effective practice tips and guides, to help create and manage healthier indoor spaces, improve the built environment that is pleasing to the senses and support healthy living and nature, every day. Starting this blog was to help change people’s lives, one family at a time, and we can’t wait to share how its allowed us to stand next to you and show you how interpreting these synergies between buildings and the environment they are built in will impact upon the health and well-being of those who occupy them. Find out more about Healthy Homes and what this blog can do for you!

1 thought on “How to Vacuum Your Home Professionally”

  1. Hi Carol,
    Just wondering if there is a vacuum you recommend. We have a large home with tiles/carpet and carpeted stairs. I’ve had a Dyson that I liked however, the filter replacements are no longer available. It has been good having a bagless vacuum.
    I was considering Miele. Seem to be mixed reviews from both of these with current models. Hard to know the paid reviews and the honest reviews.

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