Quick Guide: How To Use Vacuum Attachments

Quick Guide: How to use vacuum attachments

Vacuum cleaners are an essential tool in the battle to keep your home free from dirt. Not only are they great at keeping your floors clean but can help with upholstery, general dusting and even the light fittings on the ceiling! Whilst the range of models can be overwhelming, thankfully the attachments included with most hoovers tend to be similar. We’ve put together a guide on how to use vacuum attachments to help you make sure that your using them properly and getting the best results.

Upright vacuum cleaners feature a motorised, rotating brush bar. The level of cleaning will normally be controlled by a switch which either lowers or raises the vacuum from the floor or by a slider which increases or decrease the suction power of the hoover. Upright vacuum cleaners are best for homes with deep pile carpets, as the bristles on the brush open up the carpet fibres as they spin, removing dirt and hair as it passes over. Some cylinder vacuum cleaners also feature a motorised brush bar but most have a short bristled head that is more suited to short pile carpets only.

Turbo Brush

So, how do you use the turbo brush vacuum attachment? Just like the rotating brush bar on upright vacuums, the turbo brush works in the same way, only without being motorised. It uses the suction power of the hoover itself as a way of spinning the brush bar. The downside is that if you don’t keep your vacuum cleaners filter clean, it will lose suction and the turbo brush will not operate as effectively. With their smaller size, turbo brushes are great for using on upholstery, especially if you have pets, and on carpeted stairs.


Crevice Nozzle

The crevice nozzle is what it sounds like. It’s a thin, plastic tool with an angled head that allows you to get into harder to reach areas. It’s suitable to use when your trying to remove dirt and dust that’s settled between your furniture as well as between sofa seat cushions.

Upholstery Brush

Upholstery brushes are often attached to the crevice nozzle, sliding back and forth over the nozzle. Although the turbo brush can be used also be used on upholstery, it’s not recommend for more delicate fabric. The bristles on the rectangular upholstery brush allow you to remove dirt and hair in a more gentler manner.

Dusting Brush

The dusting brush is a great at making quick work of removing dust from places like window sills, blinds, entertainment units, etc. Combined with the suction power of the hoover, it’s soft bristles effortlessly remove dust and small particles of dirt but remember to be careful around smaller objects so that they’re not sucked up into the cleaner.

If you don’t know how to use vacuum attachments that come with your hoover, leave us a comment below and well add it to our post. Or, if you don’t want to do the vacuuming yourself, search for a professional cleaner in your area to do it for you!



  1. Some great advice; I haven’t got a dusting brush attachment but I think I will try get one as it could really help with keeping it at bay.

    1. We’d recommend you do 😊

  2. Hello Admin, Thanks for sharing this article, I also share Vacuum Cleaners-related article here
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