Posted on June 19th, 2013 in Comments Off
Purchasing a vacuum cleaner can be a big investment. Some of the better models can cost several hundred dollars or more. While a vacuum cleaner is designed to last for several years for this price, the length of enjoyment that you will get out of the machine is largely dependent upon how well you take care of the machine. If you want to get the longest lifetime out of your vacuum cleaner and prolong the life of the machine, take a look at these suggestions.
Read The Owner’s Manual
The owner’s manual is given to you for a reason- it contains valuable information inside that you need to know. Familiarize yourself with the information inside and you can ensure that you are getting the cleaner serviced as it should be as well as have access to part numbers should something need to be replaced. If you do not have the owner’s manual chances are it is available online. Search the web and find a copy. It is worth the trouble and the time. Read these vacuum cleaner reviews to know more about what other consumers are purchasing.
Keep The Bag/Cup Cleaned
If you have a bagged vacuum cleaner that catches the dirt and debris picked up out of your floors, make sure that you change those bags as needed. When you allow the bags to overfill it causes more work on the motor, which lessens the life of the motor and can even cause it to blow. If you own a bagless system, make sure that you keep the cup emptied as it should be, as the same problems can occur.
No matter what type of vacuum cleaner you have there is a filter inside of it that must be replaced on a regular basis or cleaned often. The filter provides air flow into the system which allows the motor to breath, extending the lifetime of the machine.
Clean The Machine
It is also important that you clean the internal parts on the vacuum cleaner, as dirt, hair and other debris can easily attach themselves to these parts and affect how well your cleaner works. Usually you can visually check to see if these parts and brushes need to be cleaned.
While there are also other things that you can do to maintain the lifetime of your vacuum cleaner, these are among the most important. Make sure that you take the time to complete all of these steps so you can get the longest lifetime with your vacuum cleaner.