Vacuums are great when they work, but they can be quite uncooperative if they aren’t in the best shape. Even the best vacuum on the market will lose suction and efficiency over time according to Mike & Corina, managers at the Oreck Stores and More located in Hendersonville and Franklin Tennessee. Don’t let your cleaning tools become a burden; follow these tips for keeping them in peak operating condition so that you never have to deal with an underperforming machine. And, if you don’t have the time or patience, The Oreck Store & More has factory-trained staff plus all of the vacuum parts, filters, bags, and more to maintain your vacuum cleaner in one of our full-service repair departments. Just in case your vacuum cleaner needs a little more than general maintenance or service, The Oreck Store and More not only does major service and repairs, but they also offer trade-in discounts if you decide it’s time to purchase a new machine. They carry one of the largest inventories of vacuum cleaners and floor care equipment at very competitive prices. Best of all, you can try it before you buy it. All equipment is available for hands-on demonstrations by our friendly staff.
Change the Filter Regularly
- Change the filter regularly. This is an obvious one but often overlooked. Filters need to be changed every 1-2 months depending on use and can be cleaned and reused per manufacturers’ guidelines. If you notice that your filter is damaged or stained, replace it right away with a new one. You can find HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters at most home improvement stores. Look for a replacement that has the same size and model as your original filter.*
Replace the Bag Often
- Replace the bag often. Vacuum bags can clog up over time and cause your vacuum to lose suction, so it’s important that you change them when they are full. If you don’t have a bagless vacuum but do have a bagged one, be sure to replace the bag every 3 months (or sooner if it becomes worn or torn). Since bags lose efficiency, cutting off airflow the more debris you pick up, your vacuum will clean better the more often you change the bag.
Keep the Brushroll Clean and Lubricated
The brushroll is the part of the vacuum that helps to remove dirt from your carpet. It’s important to keep the brushroll clean and lubricated to ensure a long life for your vacuum. Brushrolls work best when they’re brand new with long stiff bristles. They also assist with making the vacuum glide over carpeting with ease. Overtime, the fibers in the brushroll wear down and become soft. This not only can have a dramatic effect on how well your vacuum cleans, but also can also affect how easy your vacuum pushes. Most people will notice that their vacuum pushes much easier with a brushroll replacement. Some vacuum cleaner manufacturers recommend changing your brushroll every two to three years.
If you have any questions about how to clean or lubricate your brushroll or change your brushroll, don’t hesitate to give us a call The Oreck Store and More at (615) 771-9399 in Franklin or (615) 860-6888 in Hendersonville.
Replace the Belt Before It Breaks
Replacing a belt is no easy task, but certainly something that can be done by most people. It requires you to open up the machine, remove the old belt and replace it with a new one and sometime stretching these belts in place can be a bit difficult. If you’re not comfortable taking apart your vacuum or feel that this is something that you would rather not do yourself, bring it into the professionals at The Oreck Store and More. We have replacement belts in stock for most machines and the right equipment to install your belt and get you back to cleaning in just a few minutes.
When your vacuum is in peak condition, it will make cleaning your home easier.
In the long-run, keeping your vacuum in peak operating condition will save you time and money, making your vacuum last longer and not have you buy new vacuum cleaners as often. Your vacuum will be more efficient after proper maintenance and cleaning debris in fewer passes. Finally, and most important for people with allergies and other respiratory problems, the exhaust air will contain far less dust that exacerbates breathing problems. And of course, lest dust to settle on your furnishings and back onto the floor.
When your vacuum is in peak condition, it will make cleaning your home easier. The key to keeping it that way is to keep up with maintenance. It doesn’t take much time and effort to keep things running smoothly, so don’t put off replacing belt, bags, and filters as well as keeping all the airways clear and clean.
If you would like to know more about maintaining your vacuum cleaner, don’t hesitate to call Mike or Carina at The Oreck Store and More location near you.