A broom is a cleaning device made up of stiff fibers attached to a reinforced frame and a cylindrical handle. It is used for sweeping dust and dirt off floors and leaves and trash off sidewalks and yards.
Types of Brooms
Kinds of Brooms include the following:
The broomstick is the traditional broom.
It consists of stiff fiber sticks wrapped around one end of a wooden stick.
It is used for cleaning the yard, as its wide-gapped bristles are ideal for catching leaves and large pieces of trash.
It is also widely associated with witches and witchcraft.
The push broom is the modern broom.
It consists of a horizontal brush made with stiff fiber bristles or nylon or plastic bristles similar to those found in toothbrushes attached to a handle.
It is commonly used for cleaning indoor floors.
It can sweep off small particles of dust and dirt, depending on the construction and gaps of the bristles.
It is commonly used together with a dustpan.
Choosing Brooms (Buying tips)
Bristles: Choose a broom with standard 18-inch bristles for sweeping asphalt or concrete surfaces as its bristles are far apart. Choose a broom with tighter bristles for use on wood and tiled floors.
Versatility: Look for a rugged scrub broom that can work as a sweeper and scrubber at the same time. It is usually chemical-, heat-, and water-resistant.
Size: Choose a wide broom that can cover a lot of space and gather many materials in one sweep. Make sure it can easily reach nooks and crannies.