Follow these Maintenance Tips to Avoid Costly Vacuum Cleaner Repair

Your Vacuum Is Not A Sink Hole

If anything good that can be said about a sink hole, the one positive yours truly can think of is that anything unsightly that was there vanishes never to be seen again.

As much as one would like the vacuum to be the medium by which dirt, debris, dust, and other messes are swept up and taken away forever more, the unfortunate reality is quite different.

Miele Blizzard CX1We at Think Vacuums know cleaning machines and we want to help you ensure you have the right machine for the job and to help you avoid costly repairs. The operative word is repairs. No one wants to spend money on avoidable mends on a damaged machine.

Maintenance costs are not repairs but they are monetary payouts to help maintain and prolong the life and service of a machine. Be it a car, a boat, a washer, a pressure washer, a mower - nearly any machine necessitates routine inspections for wear and tear that is not a problem yet but could become one.

The first step is to make sure the right machine is used for the job. Liquid spills or water are not the jobs for a typical vacuum. They can cause the electrical system of a model to short-circuit and electrocute the user. Sand, tiny rocks, and stones are not a good job for the average machine because the weight can cause a bag to rupture.

Paying attention to what is going into the bag can help in two ways avoid repairs. Once you have the right machine for the task then there are ways to help the machine perform at its best, one, and to do it for as long as possible, two.

What’s up with this, you may be thinking. I thought the vacuum was supposed to eliminate or mitigate work, not create it. As much of a grouch as it is, every machine needs care or it will end in avoidable repair expenses. Would you ever instruct a daycare worker to put a bottle in one hand of your toddler and a diaper in the other, cross the fingers and hope for the best? No.

Miele Blizzard CX1Care begins by cleaning the attachments. Monthly or so wipe them down with a damp, not wet, cloth. After each use, vacuum the floor or rug sweeper with the crevice tool. Know where to look for blockages. Cutaway threads and fibers that become wrapped around the roller bar. Check the bag frequently instead of relying on the bag full indicator. Remember it will activate only when the bag is full. Before the machine reaches that point, though, the airflow and suction can be impeded by a bag over half full. If your bags are cloth, empty them outside to reduce the pollutants being reintroduced to your home interior. Clean the bin with a dry cloth if your machine has one. In addition to the bag, make sure the filter is clean. Some can be cleaned without replacing, others not. The need to move the sweeper over the same place several times can be indicative of a motor belt that needs replacing. Store your machine in as dry a place as possible so the belt does not become brittle and crack.

Sounds like a lot of effort. Not what you wanted to hear, right? We at Think Vacuums cannot eliminate the need to care for a machine but we do believe the most sophisticated machines can make that care as painless as possible.

For example, consider the Miele Blizzard CX1 Turbo Team. Its high flow velocity enables soil and dust to be separated into different containers and, thus, emptied separately. It also has a lifetime filter that removes even the smallest particles and pollutants. It has a self-cleaning feature that measures the air and activates or can be manually activated. These machines have a temperature limiter that helps prevent overheating. This one has a motor that starts gently instead of starting at full speed. There are even more features all geared toward durability.

Contact Think Vacuums for your lifestyle and equipment analysis, your first step toward a cleaner yet less costly living space.