3 Reasons Your Vacuum Doesn’t Suck

Rocky Mountain Manpower

It only make sense that a cleaning tool requires a good cleaning itself now and then. If you didn’t know that, you’re welcome. Your life might be about to improve dramatically— vacuum cleaners are no exception. It’s no secret that things don’t always last as long as they should, and being able to replace your household appliances on a regular basis is a luxury not everyone can afford. Whether you’re saving up your money for more exciting purchases or you have more pressing bills to pay, getting more mileage out of your vacuum cleaner is simple and easy. So long as you don’t let things get out of hand first.

The Filter is Your Friend.

Your vacuum’s filter is what allows it to take dust from your carpet and trap it inside the machine. When the filter goes unchanged for too long, the vacuum’s circuits begin to fray, the performance starts to suffer, and before you know it, you’re covered head to toe in fine dust. The good news, though, is that changing the vacuum filter is easy, and you don’t even need to do it all that often to avoid wear and tear. Check your filter every ten times you empty the bag to make sure it continues to operate safely and efficiently for years to come, and if you’re so inclined, you can check it after every use to ensure things work smoothly next time.

Clear the Brush.

The filter is not the only place where things can get caught; the spinning brushes at your vacuum’s base can easily become entangled with any number of household items. Use your fingers to lift off any attached particles, and if that doesn’t work, use a pair of scissors to cut tangled threads, hair, and strings that have managed to snake around the brush. The longer you wait to do it, the more of an uphill climb it’ll be when you do.

Don’t Cut the Cord.

Not only is a tangled vacuum cord a tripping hazard—and a frustrating exercise to unravel—letting knots develop can cause electrical shortages and lead to cuts and exposed wires. If you don’t want a date with the electrical tape, make sure the cord doesn’t become too jumbled. And, after a grueling cleaning regime, it might be tempting to cut corners and yank the plug out of the electrical socket in the kitchen while you’re standing all the way in the master bedroom, but take the time to gently unplug it from the wall to prevent unnecessary damage.

These are some of the simple things you can do to avoid stress down the line. So when you and your vacuum cleaner do sadly, sweetly part ways, you’ll know that you’re not to blame, and that it’s only a vacuum cleaner. But if you’ve got problems that can’t be solved the easy way, give Rocky Mountain Manpower a call at (403) 375-9980! We solve problems and end messes both big and small.

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