Vacuums and Mops are two different types of vacuum cleaners that can be used to clean homes or to wash floors. Unlike a vacuum cleaner, a mop’s primary purpose is to remove dirt, liquid and other small particles from hard floor surfaces.
Benefits of Vacuums and Mops
1. Vacuums and Mops are lightweight
This feature is important to consider when buying a vacuum cleaner. The weight of a vacuum cleaner can affect the flexibility you have while cleaning.
2. Vacuums and Mops are versatile
Vacuum cleaners have several different accessories that are designed to clean various factors in one tool. For example, hand vacuums have a bristle brush that is designed to clean hard surfaces and area rugs, crevices and furniture wood floors, and door frames. Hand vacuums also have attachments that are designed for carpeted floors, stairs, upholstery and bare flooring areas.
3. Vacuums and Mops can be used as a wet or dry cleaning tool
An advantage of using a mop is that it is portable so you can use it at home if you need to clean up spills. Vacuum cleaners are also effective tools for cleaning up liquid spills because they have blowers that increase the air pressure in the tool. However, wet mopping can weaken the effectiveness of your mop so prevent using water with your mop unless you absolutely need it. To use your mop more effectively, and to save money on one time purchases, check out our article about getting dirty floors in order.
4. Vacuums and Mops have adjustable settings
A vacuum cleaner’s suction power can be adjusted to match the type of floors in your home so you don’t have to reach for a different tool. Most vacuums can be used on soft flooring and hard flooring, unlike a mop, which allows you to clean up liquids quickly on carpets. A mop also allows you to use a one-size cleaning solution that is designed for hard floors and rugs. Many people like that convenience of having one product work well on various types of floor surfaces.
5. Vacuums and Mops are energy efficient
Vacuum cleaners are effective in removing dirt, debris and other particles. The suction of vacuums is a powerful force that is used to pick up smaller particles. To create more suction, vacuum cleaners use a motor that is powered by electricity. Electrically powered vacuums operate at lower speeds when they are in standby mode to save electricity. Some vacuum cleaners have features that allow them to be turned into air brushes or provide high suction when the vacuums are used with crevice tools or small brush rolls designed for carpeted floors.