Vacuum cleaners are an essential part of keeping the home clean, which is why it is important to keep them working smoothly. The easiest way to do this is to perform regular maintenance on them.
Some may neglect to do this because they are concerned that it will be too difficult, but there are a few very basic things that anyone can do that will make a big difference.
Never Put It Away Dirty
Many people have a bad habit of putting their sweeper away without cleaning out any debris or checking to see if the canister or bag is full. This is the number one cause of clogs and jams.
To prevent this from happening, a little basic Rainbow vacuum service will be required. Because these sweepers rely on a basin, they do need to be cleaned out thoroughly between uses.
Attachments and brushes should likewise never be put away without checking to see if they have any debris or residue stuck to them. This is very important if there are pets in the home as pet hair can quickly clog attachments.
Change Or Clean The Filter
Another easy way to keep the vacuum cleaner running well is to change or clean its filter from time to time. How often this happens depends on a lot of factors, such as how much it is used, or how old it is.
Access and remove the filter according to the owner’s manual. Be careful when doing this to avoid any accidental damage to the filter itself, or to any of the other parts.
If it is a reusable type, carefully shake it over a trash can to remove any large clumps or debris that may have built up on it. Some may find a light tapping may also help remove heavy build-up.
The next step is to rinse the filter with plain water. It is often best to do this in a kitchen sink, or in a utility sink if one is available. Those with concerns about allergens may prefer to use a hose outdoors.
While rinsing, be careful not to use too much water pressure, and never use any type of rough or sharp tool on the filter as it may cause damage to the material.
Another important step while cleaning it is to inspect it for any holes or damage. If any tears or holes are found, do not reuse the filter.
Once it has been thoroughly rinsed, allow it to dry completely before putting it back in the vacuum. Never put it back in while it is still wet as this may permit water to drip or leak inside the unit.
Those who have non-reusable filters do not need to go through the above steps. Instead, they need only to remove the existing one and replace it with a brand new one. This is often much easier, but can be more expensive.
Those who do prefer non-reusable filters may find it is best to always keep a spare one on hand. The reason for this is that it makes it much easier to replace it without having to wait on a new one to be shipped.
Always Use The Right Products With It
One last tip is to always use the right products when using the vacuum. For example, use a deep cleanser for those tough spills and stains, or a shampoo for basic carpet cleaning.
It is often best to choose products that are made specifically for that brand, as other options may be too strong, or may not work properly. This leads to wasted money, and might even cause problems with the unit.
Other products, such as fragrances, should also be selected carefully. It is important to only use fragrances that are approved for that model or brand. Never try to use regular fragrances or perfumes in the unit!
Following these easy Rainbow vacuum service tips will help to keep your vacuum running smoothly, and may help minimize the overall amount of repair it needs due to wear, tear, and improper handling.
Author: Steve Morgret
Master Technician for RainVac.