Things to Be Consider For Enhancing the Performance of Your Vacuum
You need to maintain a vacuum cleaner periodically if you want to use it for a long
duration. These vacuum cleaners are not designed in a way that it lasts for long time.
There are several reliable vacuum cleaners out there, while you may also encounter
cleaners that fail to work due to poor maintenance.
If you notice an abrupt decline in the vacuum cleaner’s performance, then you need
to check the problem and start maintaining the machine properly. Here are some
useful tips that can help you in maintaining the vacuum cleaner.
Examine the Vacuum Filter
Usually, the modern vacuum cleaners come with post-motor and pre-motor filter.
You need to check both the filters and find whether they need to replaced or cleaned
properly. If you see any dust or dirt accumulated, make sure that you wash filters in
soapy water. You can also use a soft-bristled brush in order to remove the debris
accumulated. If you see that the machine is equipped with disposable filters, then it
should get replacement filters.
Inspect the Machine Motor
If the vacuum cleaner comes with an airflow system that is connected straight to the
motor, you need to check the motor consistently. Since you see that air is passed
through motor, there is a possibility of motor area getting damaged. If a large object
such as coin is picked in the motor, the fan in the motor can get damaged very
To avoid picking larger objects, you need to clean the motor frequently and get the
accumulated debris away.
Replacing Dirt Bag
Most of the modern vacuums come manufactured with 'bag full indicator'. It tells you
when to remove the dirt collected inside the dirt bag. You need to dispose the older
bag and start installing a new one. However, most of the indicators are not that
reliable. Additionally, it is recommendable to dispose the waste bag when you see
that it gets filled 3/4 th of its volume. Make sure that the bag doesn’t get completely
Clean Dirt Brush and Attachments
Remove dirt brush from the cleaner. Make sure that you remove all the associated
attachments. You can also try soaking them in a mixture of warm water and Lysol
cleaner. This certainly disinfects the parts.
If you own an upright vacuum, make sure that you examine the rolling brush present
under the machine. Eliminate the hair and dirt collected
Replace the Vacuum Belt and Vacuum Bearings
Replacing the vacuum bearings and vacuum belts depends on the usage of cleaner.
If you are using it frequently, the bearings and belts get deteriorated faster. You need
to find out the right replacement parts for your machine for durability.
Other Things to Consider
Make sure that you do not strain the vacuum cord. Use the right kind of narrow
space attachments, so that you do not over work the machine cord. Whenever you
use upright vacuum for cleaning the carpets, you just need to follow single forward
motion. It certainly prevents the machine from moving to and fro. Brush roll should
be lubricated properly. You can make use of appliance lubricant or machine lubricant
for getting the job done.