How To Fix A Vacuum Cleaner That Overheats

Posted on 13 February, 2017 by


Seeing smoke? Smelling burnt hair? Hearing the desperate noises of a vacuum cleaner that’s on its last legs about to overheat? We’ve all been there: using one of our beloved appliances when it conks out and leaves us to perform some kind of mechanical miracle to get it going again. If it is your vacuum cleaner that is overheating and providing you with a challenge to get it back on track, here are some simple tricks and tips to fix the problem and potentially prevent it from happening again! The simplest thing to check is of course the bag or canister if your unit has one If the filter bag or canister is too full, it cannot pick up any additional particles and will simply jam or the motor will overheat and shut down. So, when you suspect your unit is about 75 per cent full, empty it! Don’t wait until it’s packed to the brim, clean it out and prevent the breakdown. Next, check all the openings and connections for lodged debris If there is something that has become…

Best Vacuums For People With Allergies

Posted on 23 January, 2017 by


If you are someone who suffers from allergies then you know how imperative it is to keep a clean home, free from dust, dirt, dander and other potential allergens. What you may not know is how to choose the best vacuum to suit your needs. We have done some legwork for you and have found the top vacuum cleaners for allergy suffers. The Shark Pet Perfect II If you are looking for a tool that is lightweight, affordable, and will help with day-to-day messes with ease–look no further than the Shark! Its impressive cleaning is good for both carpeted surfaces and hard floors alike. This battery-powered system can be stored on its charging mount and comes with a second battery to extend its life. It also features a spacious dustbin, and rotating brush that adapts for both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Love your pet but want to love your floors too? This vacuum may be for you! Eureka Pet Lover Oh! Another lightweight and easy to use vacuum with a low ticket price is Eureka’s Pet Lover Oh! This upright…

Advantages Of Wet-Dry Vacuum Cleaners

Posted on 10 October, 2016 by


Wet-dry vacuum cleaners, also referred to as shop vacs, have a simpler design than regular household vacuums, and have fewer features as well, but they have many advantages too. Their simplicity makes them a good tool for those who work with their hands, which is why reputable vacuum brands continue to manufacture them for sale online and at local hardware stores. Here are some advantages to shop vacs that you may not know about. They’re relatively cheap It’s tough to make comparisons between regular vacuums and shop vacuums, because household vacuums are designed with far more constraints (they must be quiet, filter the air efficiently, work with a variety of attachments, etc.)—but the range of prices of decent full-sized wet-dry vacuums on the low end is less than that of comparable household vacuums. They can tackle wet messes Whether you’re sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming, you’ll notice that dirt, dust, and crumbs are easier to remove if they’re dry and not sticky—however, not all messes are like that. For example, if you have a pet that sheds and it leaves behind…

How To Maintain Your Vacuum Cleaner

Posted on 03 October, 2016 by


The average lifespan of a vacuum cleaner is five to seven years, but the life span can actually be stretched longer with regular maintenance. If you fail to maintain the vacuum, it may break sooner than usual. Here are some maintenance tips to help you get the most out of your vacuum. Check the belt Some vacuums have a variety of heads that can be attached at the nozzle, but most upright vacuums have a motorized brush roll inside the powerhead to assist with suction and controlling the pace of vacuuming. The belt system works by connecting a motor with a brush roll using a flat belt, which can become damaged over time. If you vacuum daily, you may have discovered that this belt can become damaged within months, since it’s exposed to so much wear and tear. Replacing the belt is not difficult to do, but it requires the right screwdrivers and about 20 minutes to complete. Cleaning out the brush roll Sometimes there is a buildup of debris that stops the brush roll from spinning freely; this build-up…

How To Keep A Vacuum Cleaner Smelling Fresh

Posted on 25 February, 2016 by


Your vacuum cleaner sucks up all kinds of dirt and debris to keep your home clean, so it’s no wonder that it could get a little funky smelling from time to time. A bad odour from your vacuum cleaner can come from many things, including: Organic material (IE food) Pet hair Excessive dust We’re taking a look at some of the ways to keep your vacuum cleaner smelling fresh, and functioning perfectly. Check the bag If your vacuum cleaner uses a bag, changing the bag could be the key to eliminating any foul odours. Vacuum cleaner bags have “pores,” and the more you use the vacuum, the more clogged they become. These bags are disposable, and should be replaced as often as needed. Bags that become too full will also impede the functionality, and lifespan, of your vacuum cleaner. If you are using your vacuum for only regular household dust and dirt, the bag should be changed once it’s ¾ full. However, if you’re doing more heavy-duty cleaning, following a renovation for instance, the bag should be changed once it’s…

Your Guide To Finding The Perfect Vacuum Cleaner

Posted on 04 January, 2016 by


A good vacuum cleaner should last a long time, do its job properly, and be a safe and sensible addition to the family home. But you shouldn’t just pick a random one off the shelf – you should look at the design of your house and the frequency of your cleaning and choose one accordingly. Here are a few considerations you need to keep in mind when deciding which vacuum will be best for your home’s needs: Do you vacuum every day? If you do, you’re going to want an impressive, long-lasting and powerful vacuum model. Cordless vacs are very big right now as they spell an end to tangled wires, but not all of them provide enough power for a whole-house every-day vacuum without needing to be charged. When buying one, make sure it has more going for it than just 20-30 minutes of power. Do you have a big house with lots of carpets? Lucky you! But you’re going to need to put a lot of work into keeping them clean. An upright vacuum cleaner may be best…