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Four Tips For Extending The Life Of Your Vacuum

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Vacuuming on a regular basis is extremely important for the cleanliness of your carpets. If not for regular vacuuming, the dirt and other loose debris in the carpet will become embedded and cause stains in the carpet. However, in order to be sure that you are vacuuming properly every time, you need to have a properly working vacuum. Here are four tips to help you extend the life of your vacuum and prevent problems that can make vacuuming less effective:

  1. Get Professional Deep Cleaning: The first important tip is to be getting regular professional deep carpet cleaning done at least once a year. Otherwise, you are putting too much wear and tear on your vacuum if you are expecting it to clean your carpets completely every time. With regular deep cleaning, you are removing all of the stubborn dirt and debris that a vacuum won't be able to get easily. 
  2. Don't Vacuum Over Wet Spots: Don't use your vacuum on any spills on the carpet until the area is completely dry. Otherwise, that moisture is going to ruin your vacuum. On top of this, vacuums tend to have dirty on the bottom, so when you're going over the wet spot, that dirt is going to stick to the moisture and cause this area of the carpet just to become worse. 
  3. Clean Bag and Filters: Cleaning and replacing the bags and filters regularly is really important for proper maintenance of your vacuum. If you aren't doing this, the airflow in the vacuum won't work properly and thus won't suck up any dirt and debris in the carpet. Be sure that you read up on your owner's manual on how to clean the bag and filters regularly. Also, keep in mind that with regular deep professional carpet cleaning, you won't have to worry about cleaning the bags and filters of your vacuum as often.
  4. Replace the Brushes: What many people don't realize is that you may, at some point, need to replace the brushes underneath the vacuum to help ensure that dirt and debris is being picked up properly. Over time, the brushes lose some of their length, which is a problem since it won't any longer pick up any dirt and debris. On top of this, the brushes sometimes become too hardened, which can ruin your carpet. 

When you consider these four tips, you can easily extend the life of your vacuum and ensure that your carpets are extended in their lifespan, as well. For more information, contact companies like Steam  Local Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning.