Three Tips for Making your Vacuum Cleaner Work Better

5 Tips for Making your Vacuum Cleaner Work Better

Vacuum Cleaner Maintenance Boosts Performance

There is no doubt or question that the vacuum cleaner is one of the most important pieces of equipment in your home. It keeps your floors clean and helps keep the house more sanitary. It needs to be inspected, emptied, and cleaned regularly to be effective. You want your vacuum cleaner to be available the next time you have that holiday celebration or an impromptu party.

We’ve put together a comprehensive list of tips for making the unit work better whether you’re doing a quick cleaning or doing an entire house cleansing. Follow them to make sure your cleaning machine is not only working but working well.

Empty the Vacuum Cleaner Bag

Empty the Bag to Increase Vacuum Cleaner Efficiency

If we’re going to be honest, most people put off cleaning out their vacuum bag until the last minute. If it’s out of sight then it’s out of mind, so why should you even worry about it? In our opinion, you should clean the bag when it reaches half capacity, because it will begin to reduce the suction of your device. It may not happen at first, but you can rest assured that at some point you’re going to experience problems.

You can avoid overfilling the bag or canister and damaging the motor by checking the bag level. Remember, some vacuum cleaners are bagless and you only need to empty a container instead of replacing the bag.

Examine the Filter When Checking the Bag

Emptying or cleaning the bag or canister is not enough to ensure efficient operations of your vacuum. Remove the filter, tap it against the inside of a garbage can, and wipe it with a damp cloth. Let it dry and reinstall to help keep your home’s air cleaner.

Check The Hoses and Attachments

The vast majority of vacuum cleaners on the market today rely on hoses, and when there is a problem with them the entire setup will fail. You must make sure the hose is clog-free and clean it out if there is an obstruction. If you seem to be losing suction, look inside the tube and determine whether or not you can see through to the other side. If not, use a tool or broom handle to push the clog out so that the hose continues to work at full efficiency. If it becomes completely clogged, you may think the motor is not working or there is some other mechanical fault. Remove the clog as soon as you notice it, or you may end up buying another vacuum cleaner.

Keep extra bags, filters, and a belt on hand to prevent running to the store or ordering online at inconvenient times

Check the Roller Brush Before You Sweep

Roller brushes can become clogged with many household objects, including:

Removing Debris from a Roller Brush to Clean Better
  • Hair and pet dander
  • Food crumbs
  • Toys and toy parts
  • Batteries and string
  • Aluminum foil and plastic bags
  • A myriad of other small objects

When the brush is clogged tightly it will stop turning and you will lose suction. For any small or large object stuck in the mechanism turn the vacuum off and unplug it. Pull the obstruction out or cut it with scissors that may make it easier to remove. Use tweezers or pliers to pull the stuff out and promptly discard it. In extreme cases, remove the roller brush to unclog it and then wash it. Watch this video for more great ideas on how to maintain your vacuum.

Clean Before You Vacuum

Don’t make the mistake of sweeping the floors with a broom before vacuuming because it will stir up dust everywhere you use it. Also, don’t take chances by running over questionable objects on the floors. Walk through the house first and pick up anything that may clog the roller brush, hose, tool, or attachment, or damage part of your vacuum cleaner.

TIP: Dust the ceilings, walls, and furniture before vacuuming and wait for 15 – 20 minutes to let it settle on the floors before vacuuming. Otherwise, if you vacuum first and dust last you will miss much of the airborne particles that are settling to the floors.

Keeping your household vacuum in good shape doesn’t have to be a tough or arduous endeavor, and doing so will ensure that you HAVE a vacuum for many years to come. Keep that in mind and make sure you are practicing these precautionary maintenance techniques. Most importantly, if you feel that there is a problem with any of your vacuum cleaner parts or the unit as a whole, don’t hesitate to call for vacuum cleaner repairs. There are professional services that will help you to get your unit back into action as quickly as possible with a warranty. Keep your vacuum up to par and keep your home clean! Check out these maintenance tips including wiping your vacuum down to keep it sanitary.

Keep Extra Bags, Filters, and Belt On Hand

Vacuum Bags, Filter, and Belt Enhance Performance

Keep extra bags, filters, and a belt on hand to prevent running to the store or ordering online at inconvenient times. You don’t want to miss a vacuuming session when you plan to entertain friends and family. Make sure you purchase the correct bags and filters by checking the model number of your vacuum. You can find it on the vacuum plate, \in the instruction manual, or on the warranty. If you can’t find it, give us a call or send an email asking for assistance.

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