The vacuum cleaner is one of the most essential household appliances. We all know that to get the best results from any appliance, there needs to be some maintenance involved. A vacuum cleaner is no different. Regular cleaning and maintenance and regularly changing your vacuum cleaner bags will go a long way in ensuring it lasts for a long time.
In this blog post, we’ll cover some helpful tips on how you can take care of your vacuum cleaner so that it serves you well for a longer time.
Install new bags regularly
Vacuum cleaners require a bag to collect the dirt that gets sucked in. If you don’t replace the bag regularly, your vacuum will start making loud noises as the dirt in the bag gets too heavy for it.
You can check the label on your vacuum to know what type of bag it needs. when you go to purchase replacement vacuum cleaner bags, many stores will list the type of vacuum on the sales label.
Clean the filter regularly
The filter catches all the dirt that gets sucked in by your vacuum cleaner. You’ll need to clean it regularly to ensure that it performs optimally. For best results, clean the filter every time you empty vacuum cleaner bags. You can also clean the filter after every few uses.
By performing regular vacuum cleaner maintenance and changing the filter will help you notice any damage to the filter early and get it repaired before it does any serious damage. Cleaning the filter is particularly important for robot vacuum cleaners.
Maintaining the belt and hose
Your vacuum cleaner may come with a belt or hose. Most vacuum cleaners with a power chord have a hose. Over time, the belt or hose may start to wear out. You’ll know this has happened when you start noticing reduced suction, or the belt or hose starts making weird sounds while running. If you notice any of these, it means it’s time to replace the belt or hose.
When buying a new belt or hose, make sure it’s the same model number as the old one. But before you replace it, check if the belt or hose is broken. You may be able to fix it with some glue. Make sure you clean the belt or hose before gluing it.
Check the brush and rotating cord
If you notice that your vacuum’s rotating cord is broken, you’ll have to replace it immediately. If it’s minor damage, you may be able to fix it by cleaning the cord. Check the cord to see if there are any broken pieces or fraying present in it. If it is broken or frayed, you should take it to a reputable appliance repair shop.
To check the brush, look for any signs of loose bristles. If you notice any, you’ll have to replace the brush. It’s always best to replace the brush when it’s still in good condition.
Dry vacuum after use
If you are using a wet/dry vac on a wet area, remember to dry your vacuum after each use if moisture accumulates. Leaving it wet may cause damage to your appliance.
For best results, use a cloth or a soft and clean towel to dry the inside of your vacuum. Avoid using paper or anything abrasive as it may cause damage to your appliance’s internal parts.
You may want to read your vacuum cleaner manual for more instructions on how to care for your vacuum and instructions on the correct vacuum cleaner bags and accessories.
A well-maintained vacuum cleaner will help you keep your home clean and dust-free. Follow the tips mentioned in this article and you’ll be able to extend the lifespan of your vacuum cleaner.