If you recently had your office vacuum cleaner repaired or bought a new unit for your commercial space, it’s only natural that you want to make sure it runs perfectly for as long as possible. Fortunately, extending the service life of your vacuum cleaner is easier than you may think. Here are a few tips to help you prevent damage to your office vacuum cleaner and help it last for a longer period of time:
Use the Right Vacuum for the Job
There are many different types of vacuums available on the market today. However, not all vacuums are the same. Some vacuums are specially designed to suck up certain debris, and knowing what your particular vacuum is designed for can easily help you avoid punctured dust bags, damaged hoses, and more. If you are unsure about what type of vacuum you have, do not hesitate to call a trusted janitorial supplies retailer, such as Leonard Brush and Chemical, and ask them about the model you have on-hand.
Avoid Vacuuming Spilled Liquids
A small spill in the pantry might not seem like a big deal for your vacuum cleaner. However, liquids can easily cause the electrical components inside your vacuum to short-circuit. You also put yourself at risk of being electrocuted! Unless you know you vacuum is a wet/dry model, it’s best to use a mop or a rag to clean up spilled liquids.
Empty the Dust Bag as Necessary
When it comes to vacuuming up debris from your carpets, make sure you don’t have an “out of sight, out of mind” mentality. Keep track of the contents of your vacuum’s dust bag as you go about cleaning. Allowing your vacuum to keep running while the bag is full can easily lead to overheating that may damage the internal components of your vacuum.
Don’t Neglect Your Maintenance Schedule
Your vacuum’s manual should state how often you should have your unit undergo a maintenance check-up. It’s best to follow this as best you can. Regular maintenance is the key to extending the service life of your vacuum. Similarly, regular maintenance can also help you identify issues with your vacuum before they become bigger problems. This helps you get your unit to a vacuum repair service quickly and keep your repair costs down.
10 Life-Changing Vacuum Cleaner Repair and Maintenance Tips, MarthaStewart.com
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