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Tips for Commercial Vacuum Maintenance

Having a regular maintenance schedule is essential for your commercial cleaning equipment.

Without proper machine maintenance, downtime and repair costs can become significant. Over time, this can have a real impact on a company’s bottom line. Not to mention, commercial vacuums and cleaning equipment are expensive investments that should last a long time.

Call a Professional

For companies with a large number of commercial vacuums and machines, it’s beneficial to have a professional inspect and maintain your equipment and perform regular maintenance. The cost to replace machines due to poor maintenance is much more than the cost to simply maintain them.

When To Change Vacuum Filters

Aside from your professional maintenance schedule, in house weekly maintenance should include checking the vacuum filters to ensure they are clean and working.

If the vacuum filters are not replaced properly or when they should be, the vacuum will not work as efficiently as it should. Be sure to check them for damage or dirt build up before operation.  Generally, for commercial vacuums and cleaning equipment, a filter should be changed approximately every three months. If the vacuum is being used in areas with heavy dust or debris it will need to be changed more often.  There are filters to protect the motor and to filter the air. Follow your user’s manual for the locations and proper maintenance requirements. HEPA filters will have a recommended replacement timeframe to ensure proper filtration. Consult the user’s manual for clear direction on how often the filters should be changed.

Cleaning Your Equipment

Empty the Dust Bag or Canister

Check the filter bag regularly.  Over filling the bags can lead to operating failures, vacuum damage and poor efficiency. Change the filter bag and dispose of them properly to avoid transferring the dust back into the air.

Wash the Inside of the Vacuum

When you change the vacuum bags and filters, also take some time to wipe out the inside of the canister or upright with a damp cloth to get any dust residue.  This will keep residual dust from entering the engine.

Check the Vacuum Brushes

It’s easy for dust, hair and debris to get caught in the vacuum base and around the brushes.  Brush debris can clog bearings and inhibit the performance of your vacuum. Bristles on the brushes should be touching the floor.  Check the bristles regularly and replace the brushes if the bristles no longer touch the floor. Follow your owner’s manual for clear instructions on brush maintenance.

Check and Clean the Cord

Just like the rest of the vacuum, the cord will get dirty. To clean it, unplug the cord and stretch it out completely. Use a damp cloth with cleaner to wipe the entire cord down and allow it to dry. This will help prevent dirt and dust tracking around your clean space.  Always check the power cords on your vacuum prior to operation. Cuts and kinks in the cord can be hazardous. Replace damaged cords for safety.

Wipe Exterior Parts

The exterior of the vacuum should always be clean. All parts should be wiped down or cleaned, including the handle, the wheels, the bumpers, and the frame.

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