Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum Cleaner Accessories

Basically, there are five main attachments that are used with a vacuum cleaner: Floor tool, dusting brush, crevice tool, upholstery tool and an extension wand. Usually these attachments will be included in the box when buying a new vacuum cleaner machine.

These attachments come in many variations, and sometimes with additional functions, which can improve their performance.

All types of vacuum cleaners use these attachments: upright vacuum, canister vacuum, handheld vacuum, cordless vacuum and more.

Often, these attachments can be kept on the vacuum machine itself, close at hand, for an easy an efficient use.

For an efficient and effective cleaning, it is important to use the proper attachment when doing the job. For instance, you will not clean upholstery with a dusting brush, as the results wouldn't be the best.

Here are the main attachments for all vacuum cleaners:

Floor tool

  • The Floor Tool does an outstanding job of removing surface litter and dirt from hardwood, tile and other hard floor surfaces. Also works great on walls and ceilings.

  • Some floor tools have on/off motorized brushroll modes and can clean hard floors with the brushroll off or carpets with the brushroll on. It is efficient to remove stubborn dirt and debris that is embedded into the carpet.

Hardwood Floor Brush 1 and 1/4 with Soft Bristles Universal Vacuum Cleaner attachment 10 wide (Basic)

Dusting brush

  • For cleaning dust off places such as windows, photos, bookshelves, blinds, lamp shades, light fixtures, moldings, houseplants, screens and curtains.

  • The dusting brush can also remove allergens that tend to accumulate on windowsills and doors. The brush cleans these areas before the pollen enters the room. it keeps the house clean and it is useful for allergy sufferers.

  • The dusting brush is also effective in cleaning delicate surfaces without damaging and scratching.

Deluxe Horsehair Dusting Brush

Crevice tool

  • Its skinny built enables the crevice tool to reach hard-to-reach, narrow, deep or tight crevices, like corners, radiators, between sofa's cushions, along floor edges, baseboards and the interior of the car.

Genuine Hoover Canister Replacement Crevice Tool

Upholstery tool

  • The Upholstery Tool is used for cleaning deeply embedded and stubborn debris dirt and keeps long life and vitality of the fabric.
  • It is also an efficient tool to remove pet hair from carpets and upholstered furniture.

ECOMAID 1-1/4-Inch 32mm Air Driven Pet Upholstery Turbo Brush Vacuums Nozzle Tool with Pet Attachment Swivel Head

Extension Wand

  • The extension wand is a vital tool when vacuuming, as it extends the area you can reach and enables to clean high areas like ceiling, light fixtures, curtains, blinds and also hard-to-reach placed under furniture and more.
  • The extension wand connects to all accessories of the vacuum cleaner and makes the vacuuming tasks easier and efficient.
  • Some extension wands have telescopic feature when you can adjust the length of the wand according to the cleaning task.

Vacuum Cleaner Extension Wands 1- 1/4 Universal Fit for Shop-Vac, Kirby, Eureka Mighty Mite

Cleaning Vacuum Attachments

For an effective cleaning, vacuum attachments should be cleaned. Yet, it is not a hard job, as the cleaning should be just under running water and that's it

Attachments with bristles should be dried before storage or before another use. Cleaning the attachments will prevent clogging and ensure powerful and steady suction power.

Vacuum Cleaner Attachment Kit with 12 Foot Hose


You can have an efficient and effective use of your vacuum cleaner just by applying the right attachment for the cleaning task.

There's much more than just vacuuming carpets and floors that you can do in your home with your vacuum cleaner, like cleaning appliances and other items in your house, using the proper attachment.

A proper use of your vacuum attachments will keep your house clean and fresh.