Extend The Life Of Your Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners may not be the most expensive piece of equipment in your closet, but for many it is the most used and abused. Just like your own patience and tolerance has a limit, vacuum cleaners do too. While you’re a faithful carpet cleaner, you may not realize that excessive vacuuming on your own is actually shortchanging its life span.

Here’s what you need to know about your vacuum, so that you know when you need to give it a rest and call in a professional carpet cleaner to deep clean your carpet.  The investment could save you money and time, along with the life of your vacuum.

How to Extend The Life Of Your Vacuum Cleaners?

Change Bags

One of the easiest things you can do to keep your vacuum cleaners running efficiently is to empty or change the bags - even when they're only half full. It's not a good idea to keep the vacuum running until the bag is full because it's hard on the vacuum. If it is being used on a daily basis, then it's a good idea to get in the habit of emptying or changing the bag at the end of the day.


Moisture in your carpet can destroy your vacuum cleaners.  If you have a habit of vacuuming your floors several times a week, or even just once a week, your vacuum could be about to give up the ghost.  Why?  Because even small spills and floor leaks can damage your vacuum by leading to mold, mildew and even erosion of your subfloor.  Is this unavoidable?  Not when you call a professional carpet cleaner to handle the cleaning that your vacuum isn’t intended to do.

Clean Filters

Another easy task that will keep your vacuums running efficiently is to clean the filters regularly. Most back pack vacuums have one or two removable filters. Depending on frequency of use, filters should be cleaned weekly. Clean filters in water and then air dry. Replace the filter in the vacuum the next day.

If you're using an upright vacuum with a beater bar, inspect the bar daily. Remove hair and carpet fibers that are wound around the bar. Also check the brushes. When brushes are at half their normal length it's time to replace them.


Check the belt for cuts and wear. Keep an extra belt on the handle of the vacuum and replace as needed. Before replacing the bottom cover, wipe it down to keep it free from soil and dust.

Deep Clean Carpet

Your vacuum isn’t designed to suck up those annoying allergens that lead to sneezing and itchy eyes, nor is it designed to clean deep into the carpet fibers, where pet odor tends to linger.

Keeping your home really healthy is a two step process.  For regular cleaning, vacuuming is an excellent way to keep your carpets looking good.  For the kind of cleaning that gets way down deep into the carpet fibers to get all the dust, dirt, pet dander and other yucky stuff that your vacuum can’t get, call a professional.  They’ll get it done fast, and extend the life expectancy of both your carpet and your vacuum.

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