When you invest in a new vacuum cleaner, you want to make sure you understand how to take care of it. Most issues that arise with a vacuum cleaner you can take care of yourself with the right knowledge.
1. Clean Your Attachments
When you finish using your vacuum cleaner, take a few minutes to clean the attachments. Make sure the vacuum cleaner is unplugged before you clean them.
Cleaning the attachments is really simple; all you need to do is take a damp cloth that has a little soap on it and wipe down the casing of the body of the vacuum cleaner, the hose, and each attachment you used to vacuum your floor. Dust can build up on your vacuum cleaner and cleaning everything after you use it will help extend the life of your vacuum.
2. Clean the Beater Bar
The better bar is the bar that spins on the bottom of the head of your vacuum cleaner. The roller on the beater bar often gets covered with fibers and strings.
You should sit down and clean the beater bar after you vacuum. The easiest way to remove the threads and fibers that get wrapped around the bar is by cutting them out with scissors and then pulling them out. Or you can use a seam ripper instead.
3. Check the Vacuum Bag
Make sure you keep an eye on the vacuum bag. It is easy for the vacuum bag to fill up and reduce the suction from the vacuum cleaner. The truth is you should change the vacuum bags when they are about three-fourths of the way full. If you wait for the bag to fill up all the way, the operation of your vacuum will be compromised.
It is best to empty your vacuum bags outside if you can, as dust will be released. If you can't empty the vacuum bag outside, put the vacuum bag inside of a garbage bag to reduce the spread of dust in the environment and avoid making a mess.
4. Clean the Bin
If your vacuum has a bin instead of a vacuum bag, when you empty out the bin, you should also clean the bin as well. Rinse the bin out with some water and allow it to completely dry before putting it back. Don't use soap to clean the bin.
Make sure you don't get the inner cone wet. Use a cloth or brush to remove the lint from the cone.
5. Take Care of the Filter
Finally, you need to make sure you take care of the filter on the vacuum cleaner. Many vacuums use replaceable paper filters. After every few times you vacuum, take the filter out, rinse it, and allow it to fully dry before putting the filter back in place. When the filter starts to get really dirty or torn, replace it.
If you want your new vacuum cleaner to last, you need to take proper care of your vacuum cleaner. Cleaning your vacuum cleaner on a regular basis is the best way to avoid unnecessary repairs. When you purchase your new vacuum cleaner, the vacuum cleaner dealership should provide you with insight on how to take care of your vacuum cleaner.