cleaners are the home care appliances that aid in maintaining high standards of
cleanliness and sanitation. The three basic principles involved in vacuum
cleaning are suction, sweeping and agitation.
The primary functions of an electric cleaner are
To remove surface dirt from the walls, ceiling,
floor and furniture.
To remove the embedded dirt and grit from floor
coverings such as rugs and carpets.
The long flexible hosepipe and several
attachments enable one to blow off the dirt and dust from the windows and spray
water to clean the doors and window glasspanes.
Vaccuum cleaners are not designed to pickup
water because of electrical hazard. Therefore this should not be attempted.
If the motor is for a longer time, it can be
damaged from over heating. Overheating for a sufficient period of time will
burn out the motor.
The vaccuum cleaner must be cared for efficient
use and long life.
Thread and hair may wrap round the cleaning
brush. It is important to remove the items from the ends of the brush, so that
they do not impair its freedom of movement.
The bag must be emptied often to maintain its
cleaning power. A fuller bag requires increased force to push air through it,
so there is less suction for picking up dirt.
Labour Saving Devices
social and economic conditions in the last few years have resulted in changed
responsibilities for both the gainfully employed and full time homemaker.
Normally the homemakers spend much of their time in the kitchen. It will be
helpful if they can save steps, energy, money and time in several ways in the
kitchen. Labour saving devices both electrical and non-electrical are
increasingly utilized by the homemaker at present. These tools and appliances
have become part and parcel of the houses because of the comforts they yield.
Adjusting the homemakers workload at home and outside the home necessitates the
use of tools and appliances for carrying out the household activities.
Labour saving devices are the tools and appliances used to save both
time and energy of the homemaker.