Quality vacuum cleaners are made to last for a long time. Like other machines, they are more likely to do so with regular maintenance. It will not only extend the life of your vacuum, but it will keep it performing well too.

Unfortunately, most people know very little about vacuum maintenance. The good news is that most steps are pretty easy to learn.

Once you know what they are, you can incorporate them into your regular routine. Keep reading to learn how.


One of the easiest vacuum maintenance tasks––and one of the best things you can do for your appliance––is keeping it clean. The details of this depend on the type of vacuum you have, but there are some basic cleaning tips you can apply to most vacuums.

Clean the outside of your vacuum with a household cleaner. Wash the vacuum bag (if it has one) and the form or screen filters.

Also, clean the different parts, including the attachments. Ensure there are no clogs in the parts or the main hoses.

Carry out a thorough cleaning at least every few months. Doing so will help air flow easier through the device, so that it does not have to work as hard to get the same results. This will in turn cut down on cleaning times.

Inspect the Brush Roll

A lot of vacuum cleaners have a brush roll. This is the part that comes into direct contact with the floor.

Over time, string, hair, or other debris can become tangled in and around the brush roll. This can cause it to stop spinning or to operate less efficiently.

You may be able to dislodge anything wrapped around the roll with scissors. If necessary, remove the roll from the vacuum to thoroughly clean it.

Check Vacuum Belts

Belts inside your vacuum help operate the brush roll. Over time, they can become stretched or worn. This can impact performance or lead to a complete breakdown.

If belts look like they could use replacement, change them out. This could help save unnecessary wear and tear on other vacuum components, including the motor.

Schedule Regular Service

Like other machines, vacuum cleaners can benefit from routine maintenance. This can help ensure it is running like it should and catch minor problems before they become major ones. It also helps you avoid the hassle of replacing vacuum parts or having to check every component to ensure it is functioning as it should.

Consider scheduling a vacuum cleaner inspection about once a year. If your vacuum is not performing like it used to, a tune-up could get it back into proper working order. And vacuum maintenance costs are nominal compared to the price of having to replace the appliance.

Learn More About Vacuum Maintenance

Now that you know the basic steps of a vacuum maintenance routine, you can ensure yours is running as efficiently and effectively as possible. If you are uncomfortable performing any of the steps above, don’t worry. A professional technician will be able to assess any problems and recommend solutions.

Since 1964, Mars Discount Vacuums has been providing sales and service on almost every brand and model vacuum available. Our focus is customer service, whether that is repairing vacuum cleaners or helping you find one that better suits your cleaning needs. Stop in or reach out to us today.

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