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Restoring Vacuums for Commercial Use

Most household appliances have an impressive life span. According to Women’s Day magazine, the average refrigerator or cook top can last for more than a decade. With proper maintenance, a washer and dryer can clean and dry clothes for ten years or more. Even a garbage disposal lasts 12 years. Vacuums, on the other hand, have a much more modest outlook for life expectancy, and there are no guarantees. Why are vacuum cleaners the household problem child?

Ongoing maintenance and upkeep of vacuum cleaners is required to extend their usable life. Bags must be replaced at least once a month, depending on the frequency of use. They should really be swapped out more often in areas with high concentrations of hair or fur. Belt maintenance is even more important, because the machine’s belt will largely determine the life of the motor.

Since vacuums move large volumes of air through their working parts to remove dirt, maintaining airflow is crucial to their effectiveness. This means that keeping air filters clean and clear of debris is paramount. Should a filter get clogged or so dirty that no air is able to move through the motor, a vacuum will no longer be effective. It will also create a strained operating environment for the motor, decreasing its working life span.

If you operate a vacuum at significant volume as a part of your business, then you might consider restoring vacuums that you or your team use frequently. By taking a few calculated steps, you will improve your machine’s performance and make your jobs more productive, all while reducing energy waste and leaving cleaner air behind you.

Replace your filters. Locate the filter in your vacuum and swap it out for a new one. For HEPA filters, you would now plan to do this every couple of months.

Check and change your belt. The belt is the lifeline to your motor. If it is worn out, you run the risk of it snapping and damaging the vital components of your vacuum. When you do this, be careful to achieve an ideal tension. If your belt is too tight, you will wear out the motor on your machine a lot faster.

Replace the brush roll. Most vacuums sweep dirt away from carpeted surfaces by rolling a brush across the surface at a rapid rate. Over time, the brushes will wear down. If your machine has removable brush strips, simply replace them. If it doesn’t, you might need to replace the roller entirely.

With routine maintenance, you will be able to keep your machine running at top performance. The more durable your machine, the less likely you are to have to repeat the restoration process. There are significant differences between residential and commercial floor care machines. When you are purchasing a vacuum, make sure you buy right the first time. Industrial machines have sturdy metal chassis and fans, as opposed to cheaper plastic counterparts in consumer lines.

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