A vacuum cleaner, also referred to as a dust hauler or simply a vacuum, is a machine which generates suction so as to remove loose dirt from carpets, upholstery, drapes, and any other surface covered with hard surfaces. It is normally powered by an electric motor. Vacuum cleaners have become a necessity in many homes due to the increasing instances of dust and dirt accumulation. There are many types of vacuum cleaners available in the market. They all come in different sizes and designs and are used for various purposes.
There is a common misconception that the term ‘vacuum cleaner’ refers to any sort of vacuum cleaner. In fact this is an incorrect usage of the term as it can apply to any sort of machine that removes loose particles of dirt. In fact, a ‘hoover’ is a type of machine that removes material from carpet via high-speed rotating brushes. The term ‘carpet cleaning machine’ is more appropriate, as it implies the cleaning of carpet floors. Another common misinterpretation is that a ‘vacuum cleaner’ is an all-purpose cleaner. While vacuums can be used to clean upholstered furniture, they are not meant for cleaning the entire house.
Some of the possible disadvantages of this type of cleaning machines are discussed below: Due to their speed, they require lots of maintenance. They can only be used to clean the mentioned areas and are not capable of cleaning other areas such as furniture, drapery, etc. Also, they are not capable of removing pet stains which are difficult to remove.