Prolong the use of your Vacuum Cleaner
When you buy a vacuum cleaner, you are making a small investment towards your housekeeping. Prolonging vacuum cleaners can saving you money by increasing the performance of the machine and reducing future replacement/repair costs.
Vacuum tips like not using your standard upright vacuum to vacuum wet spills, can seem mundane. But you’d be surprised how many vacuum cleaner shops have had serious damage when users vacuum up feverishly. The following tips will increase the life span of your vacuum and potentially save you money.
If the Vacuum Cleaner is Clogged
When your vacuum is clogged it simply means that something is obstructing the flow of the hose to the motor. Whether it be a hairball or something more tangible. You need to turn off the vacuum, then flip the vacuum cleaner upside down, now undo the hatch that protects the roller brush and the belt (the thing that turns the roller brush).
If you don’t see the object obstructing the vacuum then you the clog is in the hose of the vacuum itself. Take the hose off (like you are going to use a wand to clean a crevice) and start hitting it mildly hard against the service to drop the object.
Don’t: Use a screw driver or other sharp instruments near the hose as you might puncture a hole in the vacuum and need to repair it. You can use screw drivers on hard surfaces like metal frames, and strong plastic but be careful, there can be serious damage with plastic machines.
Using the Vacuum Cleaner
- Never pull the cord out of the electrical socket with a firm grasp on the plug.
- Never vacuum over some object that is larger than one-cubic- inch. (for the risk of being clogged)
- Try not to vacuum over the cord, as you could soon be needing to replace it.
- If you are using a wet/dry vacuum cleaner then you need to empty the dirt canister regularly, of if using a vacuum cleaner if you vacuuming something that can potentially clog the vacuum. Things that are naturally sticky or can dry inside the vacuum and clog the machine (note: If you are using a bagged vacuum cleaner then you can avoid this tip.