How to Use a Vacuum Cleaner Crevice Tool

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Learn how to use the crevice tool of vacuum cleaners with expert tips in this free cleaning and home maintenance video on vacuum cleaners. View Video Transcript

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Travis Waak

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Hi. This is Travis on behalf of Expert Village talking to you about vacuums and vacuuming. And what I want to talk to you about now is the crevice tool as an attachment on your upright machine, using it as a canister. Once we get our sticks locked in, this here is the crevice tool. This is the crevice tool; long and skinny. That is going to be good for lots of things. Maybe you can use this along where the wall meets the floor on a hardwood floor; right along the edges. A lot of vacuums...a lot of upright vacuums with the head (I'm going to show you the head once again) they don't always clean when they are on the wall. There is just a little bitty spot where you are not always going to be able to get up real close to the wall if you are using that on a carpeted floor. So what this crevice tool is good for is to go ahead and just go right along the wall where the wall meets the carpet. That's one good thing that you can use this crevice tool for. Another good thing that you can use this crevice tool for...If you take these tubes off; disconnect those and hook up the handle, (again you can control the suction with this particular handle by moving that up or down). What I like to use this for (if you have kids) is you get cheerios and all these other kinds of goodies between your couch. Or if you've got dogs that lay on your couch, or cats, or maybe you've got the neighborhood kids over and they are jumping up and down with their shoes on your couch, not only can you use this for spanking them to get them out of the house, but what you can do is you can get down in-between those cushions and clean up all of that dirt that gets in between those cushions. It's a great little tool. It is multi-faceted. Like I said, you can use it for the couches. You can use it for where the wall meets the floor or anything else that you might have a hard time getting up into an area; under the refrigerator perhaps; cleaning up the dust that's underneath your refrigerator; or in between a stove or an oven; anything hard to reach that you need to get some depth in.