Nowadays almost every house has a vacuum cleaner for your cleaning needs. In the market there are various types of vacuum including some of the popular models like upright, canister, robotic and handheld cleaners.
For the cleaner to last longer, periodic maintenance is needed to ensure it’s always in the tip-top condition. That’s why we need to perform regular check and maintenance to the vacuum.
Perform maintenance proactively to prevent more severe problems on your vacuum cleaner now! Following are some of the five useful tips for you when performing the vacuum maintenance.
1. Don't vacuum up large objects. Pick up trash, pennies, etc. with your hands or use a broom.
The power cord is a weak point on vacuum cleaners, so avoid getting it hung up on furniture, or other obstructions. Also avoid running over it with the roller brush.
2. Never run the machine to the end of the cord so that the plug pulls out of the wall outlet while the machine is running. This will cause an electric arc which will damage the prongs on the plug. It could also damage the cord.
3. Turn off your vacuum cleaner immediately if you hear or feel it struggling or if you accidentally roll over anything you shouldn't. An abrupt change in the loudness or the tone of the noise usually indicates a problem. Unplug it, check for and remove any obstructions, then plug it back in and listen carefully when you restart it.
4. Some vacuum cleaners like canister models have a device that stops the machine if it overheats. If your vacuum cleaner cuts out, unplug it, check your manual and wait for a period of time (perhaps 20 or 30 minutes). Then, check for obstructions or other problems, and carefully turn it on again.
5. On an upright vacuum cleaner with on-board tools, always insert the hose securely into its place when vacuuming floors. Any leak of air at this point will cost you cleaning power.
Visit your local vacuum cleaner repair shop for replacement parts or look online.
If you older vacuum cleaner works and you like it, keep it and take care of it. Vacuum cleaners are definitely one of those things that they don't make like they used to. (Also, despite the shiny, new packaging, there is very little new technology available.) If you decide to replace your vacuum cleaner, do your homework. Many of the vacuums on the market are not built very sturdily or strong. Visit here for more tips.