How often should I service my vacuum cleaner?

Most people don’t fix things until they have to. As in, only when they break or start billowing smoke or making a terrifying noise. Now, that’s really not a good idea.

A survey in the USA, carried out a couple of years ago revealed….

“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 6 weeks is the average for most users on when that should be done.  All filters need to be replaced at some point.  For heavy use, every 6 months, pet owners every year and light use, every 2-3 years is recommended.”

Here are four key signs that it’s time to have that vacuum cleaner serviced.

  1. The whole idea of investing a significant amount of money in a good, high-quality vacuum cleaner, is that it should do an exceptional job and last for many years, or even a lifetime! In order to enjoy this type of long-lasting performance from your vacuum cleaner, it is important that you make sure that it is always running smoothly. Be nice, get it serviced.
  2. When you notice those little tell-tale signs that your vacuum needs some attention then it’s time to take action and call PHC on 0333 533 7220.
  3. Just like your car, your vacuum cleaner will stay in excellent working condition if you have it serviced regularly. A regular service will also help the motor to last longer and prevent it from breaking down prematurely.
  4. In addition to an annual regular service, you should also do routine maintenance yourself, according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Keep it clean, remove hairs from the brush roll, store it somewhere dry. Be kind to your vacuum cleaner.

Here are a few of the warning signs that your vacuum cleaner needs some care & attention:

Power issues – if your vacuum cleaner won’t switch on, or stops and starts all the time, this is usually because of something simple like a loose connection. It could also be the cleaner’s internal protection feature that is turning off the power to prevent overheating.

Overheating – several things could cause your vacuum cleaner to become hotter than usual and should be looked at by a professional as soon as possible.

Loss of suction – this could be a sign of a bigger problem and means that your vacuum requires attention.

If there is still no suction after checking these things, then please get in touch with us here at PHC. You can book an appointment with one of our professional sales engineers to visit you in the comfort of your own home, at a day and time to suit you and diagnose, repair and service your vacuum.

Now we can’t say better than that.

In fact, we can. If you refer a friend to PHC, then we’ll give you a coffee voucher for two and you can go and sip lattes whilst we repair your vacuum cleaner.