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Vacuum Cleaner Storage and Regular Maintenance

Tips for Proper Care and storage of Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum cleaners will give maximum cleaning efficiency when they are maintained and stored correctly. Housekeeping staff' need to be trained in the proper care, usage and maintenance of these machines.

  • The wheels of the machine need to be oiled periodically.

  • After each shift the dust bags should be checked and emptied if required.

  • If the machine is operated with the dust bags full then the cleaning will not be good as expected, and also the machine may heat up too much and the bags may get damaged.

  • Wipe the casing daily and check the hose and flex before use.

  • Clean the attachment heads after each use. Check the filter after use.

  • If the machine is meant for dry suction only, never use it to clear even a little amount of water, else the dust bags will get damaged. 

  • In case of wet vacuums, the bucket should be washed, rinsed and dried.

  • The squeegee should be wiped clean and replaced whenever necessary.

  • The hose needs to be rinsed out, the casing and wheels wiped and the filter checked after use.

  • The wheels need oiling periodically. 

  • The hoses should be stored hanging on hooks.

  • The tubes and attachment heads of a dry vacuum cleaner should be stored in boxes, drawers of shelves.

  • The hoses and attachment heads of wet vacuum cleaners should be stored off the ground on a rack, in a well-ventilated place.

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