Vacuum cleaners are used to clean a lot of items and surfaces: in floor cleaning, curtain cleaning, blinds cleaning, even kitchen cabinet cleaning. Choosing the right vacuum cleaner is of tremendous importance for a family. There are different vacuum cleaners on sale, with different features, and each family knows what combination of features conform to their needs. But whatever the vacuum cleaner brand or model, people should take good care of their vacuum cleaners to be able to keep them in good condition, always ready to be used in any type of cleaning.
To be able to use their vacuum cleaners efficiently, people should observe the rules that manufacturers state, and there are some well known rules that help to keep vacuum cleaners in good order; they are summarised below. Most people are aware of them, but it is useful to summarise them once again, and point out why observing them is essential.
First of all, care should be taken to avoid damaging the power cord. It is a weak spot of a vacuum cleaner; getting it hang on any obstruction may damage it.
While vacuuming as part of the regular cleaning, it is important not to vacuum up larger objects such as coins. They should be picked up with the hands, or if they are numerous, a broom should be used to get them in one place. The vacuum cleaner should never be run to the end of the power cord, because the plug may come out of the socket while the cleaner is operating. In that event, there may be an electric arch, and it may damage the plug prongs. The cord may be damaged as well.
The maintenance of the vacuum cleaner should be carried out regularly in order to prevent the risk of large problems arising. When some vacuum cleaner parts need to be replace, the local repair shop appointed for the specific vacuum cleaner brand should be visited.
If people hear some struggling noises, or if they accidentally run it over items that it is not supposed to vacuum, they should turn it off immediately. If there is an abrupt change in the loudness of the vacuum cleaner sound, that may indicate a serious problem. After unplugging the cleaner, people should remove any obstructions. Then the vacuum cleaner should be plugged on again, and hopefully it should operate without problems.
It is impoprtant to note that some vacuum cleaners are equipped with a device that stops them in the event of overheating. If the vacuum cleaner stops immediately, it should be unplugged, and the manufacturer’s information should be checked. It is best to wait for a period of about 30 minutes, before the vacuum cleaner is turned on again.
Cleaning the brush roll is also essential to keep both the vacuum cleaner in order and enable people to continue their cleaning efficiently. In the course of cleaning, different particles such as lint, thread, string, etc. clog up the roll, and they will lead to the faster wearing out of the engine, and more electricity consumption.