Simple Ways to Maintain your Vacuum Cleanervacmaster
Since their inception, vacuum cleaners have made household chores easier. They keep everything including your hardwood floors, your carpets, and your blinds clean. In order for your vacuum to keep working to its full potential, you should perform routine maintenance on it. This is something you can do on a lazy Sunday afternoon with little effort. Vacuum cleaner maintenance doesn’t need to be done weekly or even monthly for that matter. Every 2-3 months is perfect for keeping your vacuum running smoothly and doing its job.
Before you perform maintenance, make sure your vacuum is unplugged. You do not want to accidentally turn it and cause serious injury to yourself. Here are simple ways to maintain your vacuum cleaner:
- Check your vacuum’s bag and replace it when it’s full. Depending on the age of your vacuum, bags that are only ½ can cause the device not to function property. Air has to pass through all the dust and debris that has been collecting in the bag so the less full it is, the better your vacuum will work.
- Read the directions before removing the bag. Most newer models allow you to easily remove the bag and provide instructions on how to do so in the owner’s manual.
- To feel how full the bag is, simply touch it with your hand. If it feels like there’s a lot of stuff in it, the bag is probably full (or close to it). You can also tell that the bag is full if your vacuum misses bits and pieces when you’re using it.
- You do not have to further clean the bag once the debris and dust is gone. Cleaning the bag with soap and water will only harm it. Consider your bag clean when there’s nothing in it.
- Most bagless vacuums come with trays or bins that catch the fragments it sucks up. These are easy to take out and empty. Be sure to read the instructions before removing the trays/bins from your vacuum.
- The filters on bagless vacuums can be cleaned and replaced if need be. These are generally found on newer models and are used to catch any remaining particles in the exhaust air system. Your manual will have instructions on how to remove and clean these filters. Usually, soap and water will do the trick if your filter is made out of plastic or foam.
Routine maintenance will give your vacuum cleaner a longer life and keep your house looking great and dust-free.