From installation onward, hardwood floors must be cleaned on a regular basis. With a myriad of tools and techniques available, choosing the right tool takes careful consideration. Here are four benefits to cleaning hardwood floors with ProTeam backpack vacuums.
1. Capture fine dust
Fine dust can sabotage the installation of hardwood floors and leave behind a gritty finish. Likewise, fine dust left behind after cleaning can scuff the finish and dull the floor. ProTeam backpack vacuums capture fine dust in a multi-level filtration system. Each filter captures smaller particles until all visible particles (and some invisible particles) are removed. Over time, backpack vacuuming can help extend the life of the floor.
2. Keep the weight off the floor
The weight of an upright or canister vacuum rides on the wheels. When the vacuum is moving around a room, the unit can easily scuff a floor, mark a wall, or dent a baseboard. A backpack vacuum moves with the user. The lightweight wand and floor tool are the only parts that come into contact with the floors, reducing the risk of damage.
3. Clean without kicking up dust
Brooms and dust mops move soil into a pile, so it can be removed. They also kick dust up into the air where it lingers. Both methods redistribute particles across the floor, leaving minute scratches and dulling a high-gloss finish. A backpack vacuum captures dust and soil directly off the floor, protecting the flooring surface. Regular backpack vacuuming also keeps dust bunnies away longer.
4. Match the tool to the surface
When it comes to hardwood, different floors have different maintenance needs. With a backpack vacuums, simply changing the floor tool can customize the unit to the floor surface at hand. The 14” scalloped felt brush tool works well on delicate or high-polished finishes. The 8” Sidewinder tool with horsehair brush excels at cleaning baseboards, architectural details, and hard-to-reach areas. For debris along walls, the ProBlade hard surface tool cleans flush against baseboards. Whatever the flooring surface, there is a ProTeam tool to match it.