Vacuum Service Tips and Tricks

Every day at AceVacuum Sales & Service customers bring in their vacuum cleaners for maintenance and repair. Periodic maintenance to your vacuum is what keeps it running at peak performance; whereas repairs are usually the result of poor vacuum maintenance. When not properly maintained, not only will you vacuum pick up less and take more time to finish the job…damage to the motor, brush roll filters and even your carpeting may occur.

Change Your Vacuum’s Belt
Most styles of vacuum cleaner belts stretch and wear out. This causes the roller brush to slow down or not spin at all. We recommend changing the belt every year.

Clean the Roller Brush of Your Vacuum
Hair and strings wrap around the roller and bristles causing the belts to stretch and reduce agitation. They can also work their way into the bearings causing them to seize and in some instances melt the nozzle housing, permanently destroying the vacuum cleaner.

Replace the Vacuum Bag When Full
If your vacuum is not equipped with a “full indicator”, monitor its performance as you go. Typically a vacuum bag needs to be replaced when 70-80% full.

Keep Vacuum Filters Clean
If you have a bag-less vacuum like a Dyson or Shark, cleaning your filters frequently is essential to the health and longevity of the machine. If they are washable…every 3 months is the average for most users on when that should be done. Some filters need to be replaced. heavy use every 6 months, pet owners every year, and light use every 2-3 years is recommended.

Keep Watch On Your Vacuum’s Performance
If it’s not picking up, smelling, smoking, spitting stuff out….stop. Stop and find out the issue. Frequently we see burnt-out vacuum motors because machines were run long after they were clogged up. Clogs stop airflow and overheat vacuum motors. A little thing like a bobby pin can create a clog and destroy even a new vacuum if not equipped with safety shutoffs.

Properly Adjust Nozzle Height
Vacuums works off airflow. If the nozzle is buried in the carpet on the lowest setting you have no airflow and are probably damaging your carpet in turn. If your vacuum has a height adjuster, set it on high then lower it just to the point you hear the bristles make contact with the carpet pile. Once there, don’t go lower. This will allow for peak performance, long belt, and roller brush life as well as prevent damage to the carpeting.

Schedule Regular Vacuum Service
Start spring cleaning by having your vacuum fully serviced. You can do this at home; a shop vac or air compressor helps. Go through it, check the ducting, bristle length, replace belts and filters and test it out. We have the parts you need and are always happy to offer tips and advice. If you’re not into DIY, our Vacuum Service & Maintenance is fast and fairly priced.

Schedule A Service Appointment Today
AecVacuum Sales and Service has been keeping vacuums for homes or business running their best since 2001! Our service is quick and no appointment is needed. Stop in today or call us at 703-997-9292!

You can visit us at
11110 Lee Highway, Fairfax, VA 22030 (in Fairfax City, VA) or
300 Fort Evans Rd, Suite 104, Leesburg, VA 20176 (Leesburg, VA)

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