This is what that switch on your vacuum cleaner is for

Let's put an end to the confusion!

Have you ever wondered exactly what that little switch on your vacuum cleaner head is for?

It’s pretty clear that pressing it one way will lower the little felt pads and brushes on the bottom of the head, but why would you want to do that? And what is that for?

Well it’s time to end the confusion!

The two settings – brushes up and brushes down are to help you clean both carpets and hard floors.

When the brushes are up you can get nice and close to carpeted floors and suck up all the dust and nasties hidden in the fibres.

If you have hard floors to clean – especially wooden ones – flip the switch and drop the felt and brushes into place. They will help protect your floor being scratched by the vacuum cleaner!

How neat is that?

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