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Commercial Vacuum Maintenance Guide

Commercial vacuums are an investment in the cleanliness of your facility. Not only do vacuums, sweepers, and other floor care products keep your building looking clean, they also improve air quality and protect the durability of your floors and carpets. Whether your cleaning team uses upright vacuums, backpack vacuums, or canister vacuums, it is vital that maintenance is done as needed. The correct maintenance today can prevent you from needing to buy all new equipment tomorrow. Here is a quick guide on how to maintain your commercial vacuums.

Have Backup Equipment

If at any point your vacuums break or are unusable. You do not want to wait for replacement parts of new equipment to ship. This is especially true for janitorial companies. Commercial cleaners should always invest in back-up equipment of all essential equipment. Having a few vacuums in storage or in the van, are good ways to prevent downtime and avoid losing hours of work.

Clean The Outside Of The Vacuum

As you vacuum and clean an area you will likely kick up some dust and dirt. And if vacuums sit in storage they can also get a layer of grime. A dirty vacuum can add to your workload as it spreads more dirt while you are cleaning with it. It is particularly important to clean the cord. The electrical cord is dragged across floors and carpets and can pick up dirt and dust. It can then spread that to the next room or an area that was already cleaned.

Disassemble The Base Of The Vacuum

Between cleanings you should disassemble the base of the vacuum and remove and dirt and debris from the bristles. Carpet strings and threads can wrap around and get tangled. This can cause the engine to seize or the belt to break due to extra stress. Removing tangled string can prevent damage to the vacuum over time.

Check Hoses & Filters

Depending on the model of your vacuum, it may have external hoses. Improper storage or use of a vacuum can cause cracks and holes that decrease the efficiency of a vacuum. Hoses will need to be replaced in order to improve efficiency. Additionally, attachments that utilize hoses should be checked for damage around the attachment connections. If threading gets damaged this can prevent an airtight seal. Vacuum filters should also be checked between cleanings. If needed they can be replaced or simply cleaned out depending on the model of vacuum.

Learn How To Maintain Bissell Vacuums From The Bissel Experts

If you own Bissell commercial vacuums and need replacement parts, attachments, or back-up equipment we can help. Additionally if you have questions about your Bissell equipment please feel free to send us a message. A member of our team would be happy to answer your question.