Vacuum Repair Help & Advice

Vacuum Cleaner On Wooden Floor

Crumbs, fluff and dust don’t stand a chance against your vacuum cleaner. A quick weekly whip round with the vacuum does wonders for your floors, but are you using your appliance to its full potential? These handy accessories will make sure you are!

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4 Vacuum Cleaner Tools to Help You Clean

Did you know your vacuum cleaner only removes about 80% of dirt from your floors? Other dirt is able to remain loose and hide in the corners of your room. But, by accessorising your vacuum cleaner with the correct tools there’s no reason why you cannot provide your home with a deeper clean.

To help you pick the best vacuum tools for your vacuum, below we look at the 4 which will help you get a deeper clean.

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Stop Your Vacuum Cleaner from Stinking

80% of dirt on your floors is removed by your vacuum cleaner. But what happens when your vacuum begins to stink, making it difficult to use without unpleasant odours wafting throughout your home?

Surprisingly, this isn’t an uncommon problem in the UK, but it is one which is easy to rectify – if you provide your vacuum cleaner with the TLC it deserves, and to help we explain in this post the 3 most common reasons a vacuum smells and how to combat it.

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Loss of Suction in a Vacuum Cleaner

Since being invented in 1901 by a British engineer, Hubert Cecil Booth, vacuum cleaners have become vital in the battle for keeping homes clean. As more of us strive to remove as much dust, dirt and allergens as possible vacuum cleaner manufacturers have been improving their models to offer us a better clean.

Yet, despite the advanced technology vacuum cleaners faults can (and do) still develop faults, with a common fault being a loss of suction.  Such a fault will see your vacuum leave dust, dirt and various allergens such as pet dander, dust mites and pollen in your home – meaning your home isn’t as clean as it may appear.

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Keep Your Vacuum Cleaner Running

In the daily fight of keeping your home tidy, the vacuum cleaner is an invaluable appliance to have in your cleaning arsenal. Previously, we have looked at “How to Pick the Right Vacuum Cleaner”, the “4 Must Have Vacuum Cleaner Tools” and “How to Change a Vacuum Drive Belt”, enabling you to make the most out of the appliance.

In addition to following the advice outlined within these posts, there are other steps we recommend you take if you want to ensure you keep your vacuum cleaner working to its full potential. These include:

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How to Change a Vacuum Cleaner BeltAt BuySpares we get asked a lot of questions relating to a number of appliances and specific faults. Some appliances seem to pop up in questions more than others. To help you repair rather than replace those household appliances over the coming days, we’ll be looking at three of the more common questions and answering them.

In the first post, we look at how to change a vacuum drive belt.

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Must Have Vacuum Cleaner ToolsWhen it comes to vacuuming, many of us will understandably believe that whizzing the vacuum cleaner over the floors will remove all dirt, dust and debris, leaving our homes clean. However, dirt can hide in areas where the standard vacuum cannot reach, which is why it is important to make sure that your vacuum is tooled up.

Some of the vacuum cleaner tools we recommend ensuring you have to utilise your vacuum cleaner include….

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How to Pick The Right Vacuum CleanerThe vacuum cleaner is the one household appliance which we rely on to clean the home. Unfortunately as with all household appliances wear and tear through general use can take its toll and prevent the vacuum from working; as discussed in our previous post “Prolong the Life of Your Vacuum Cleaner”.

If your vacuum cleaner has recently stopped working, before you go and purchase a new one there are a few things which you’ll need to consider. To give you a helping hand we’ve highlighted three key areas below.

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How to Stop a Vacuum Cleaner From SmellingDue to their regular use and as a result of the pressures they are put under, from time to time our vacuum cleaners emit unpleasant odours. The main reasons for your vacuum cleaner often emitting unpleasant odours is a build up of dirt, dust and debris in the bag or cylinder.

The first stage of eliminating odours from your vacuum is to regularly empty the bag, if using a bagged vacuum. If you’ve got a bagless model, it’s important to make sure that you regularly empty the cylinder and clean the filter in warm water, allowing it to dry before placing it back in the cleaner.

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Prolong the life of your Vacuum CleanerLike many household appliances, a vacuum cleaner can often be taken for granted. Unfortunately, as with all household appliances, constant use takes its toll and can lead to faults occurring. But this doesn’t mean you need to go out and buy a new vacuum. Instead you can save some money and do your bit for the environment, by regularly cleaning and maintaining your appliance.

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