The Ultimate Vacuum Cleaner Quiz

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Home vacuum cleaners have been in use since the mid 1800s, when they were powered by hand-operated bellows. Modern vacuums are efficient dust and dirt cleaners. Knowing how vacuums work can help you keep a cleaner home and make a good decision when purchasing a new vacuum. Take this quiz to see how sweeping your vacuum knowledge is.

How does a fresh vacuum cleaner bag increase the vacuum's cleaning capability?

The cleaning capability of a vacuum is increased when there is clear airflow. A fresh bag increases the air flow to the vacuum.


What size vacuum attachment is the most efficient?

Narrow attachments pick up heavier dirt particles, because they create greater suction.


Before electric vacuums were introduced, how were vacuums powered?

The first vacuum cleaners were introduced around the mid 1800s and were powered by hand-operated bellows.


When was the electric vacuum cleaner first offered for sale?

The electric vacuum cleaner was an immediate success when offered to consumers during the early 1900s. Due to the high cost of the vacuum, it was considered to be a luxury purchase.


Where does a centralized home vacuum system house the motor?

The centralized home vacuum system houses the motor in the basement or outside the home.


The dirt canister of a central vacuum home system should be emptied how often?

The dirt canister of a central vacuum home system should be emptied several times a year.


Which is the best vacuum for heavy-duty cleaning?

For heavy-duty cleaning the wet/dry vacuum model is recommended.


The steam-cleaner vacuum is what type of vacuum?

The steam-cleaner vacuum is a wet/dry type of vacuum. In addition to sucking up dirt, the steam cleaner also soaps and scrubs the carpet.


The "cyclone vacuum" is known for having no bag or filter. Who is the inventor of the Cyclone?

James Dyson invented the Cyclone during the 1980s.


When dirt is caught in the centrifugal force of a cyclone style vacuum, in what direction does the dirt move?

A centrifugal force moves air and dirt in a spiral path.


The newest vacuum innovation is the _____________ system.

The robotic system is the latest innovation in vacuuming, coming on the market at the beginning of the decade..


What is an advantage of the cyclone system of vacuuming?

The cyclone system has no bag to replace.


How do robotic systems know where to go?

Robotic systems, which operate without a person pushing it, are guided by sensors and a navigation program.


How does a central home vacuum system clean the whole house?

Pipes are interconnected in the walls with ports in most rooms. A hose is attached to a room outlet when you want to vacuum that area.


The most popular type of vacuum is the __________________model.

Upright and canister vacuums are the most popular largely due to affordability.


What type of bag does a wet/dry vacuum use to operate efficiently?

A wet/dry vacuum needs a special collection system, since wet or cloth filter bags would be soaked with liquid. The wet/dry vacuum uses a bucket instead of filter bags.


Why does a vacuum cleaner have different attachments?

Different attachments are better suited for different cleaning jobs. The size and shape of the attachment opening determines the job suitability.


Does the power of the vacuum's fan make any difference to the vacuum's performance?

Stronger fans create a stronger suction, which results in a more effective vacuum.


What is the purpose of the roller found under some vacuum intake ports?

Most vacuums have a roller, with brushes, attached to the intake port. The purpose of the roller is to kick the dust and dirt up into the air stream and increase the effectiveness of the vacuum.


When should you change the vacuum filter bag of most vacuums?

Changing the filter before it is full improves the suction and picks up more dirt.


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