Vacuum cleaners like any other household products do have an expiry date. However, you can easily extend the life-span of your vacuum cleaner by properly maintaining and servicing the appliance. You can also take advantage of special “free inspection” offers. These free inspections can prove to save you a lot of money in the long run. Simple problems can be spotted by a trained service professional and often time’s pieces such as bearings, carbon brushes and fans in the motors can be replaced instead of ignoring the problem and dealing with it when the vacuum stops working. This type of work can save the owner of the vacuum some serious money.
Being a vacuum cleaner specialist I cannot tell you how many times I have gone to someone’s home and looked at their central vacuum, canister vacuum or upright vacuum and have been able to save them hundreds of dollars of future repairs. Often times people are not installing bags properly (will lead to dust entering the motor), not using a filter on their central vacuum (again dust build up in motor) or not using a filter on the exhaust (dust coming back into the air) a trained service tech will easily spot these problems and will offer you free advice on maintaining and servicing your vacuum cleaner.
I love the idea of comparing a vacuum to a car, as it is the one appliance in your home that is driven around by the owner taking care of dust buildup and keeping your home clean and healthy. If you think about it the other appliances (tv, fridge, washer, dryer etc…) sit there and are often times not nearly as abused as the vacuum cleaner. Again this is why I would urge to take advantage of a “free inspection” offer and ensure your vacuum cleaner is in good working condition.
So what goes into a free vacuum inspection, or a free service call?
Here is the basis of a free 16 point inspection being offered at your local Aerus Electrolux a company that has been around for 90 years and claims to satisfy almost 99% of their clients.
16-Point Preventative Maintenance Program
This program entails inspection and, if necessary, repair of any canister vacuum (excludes the power nozzle).
1. A Continuity Test is performed before servicing
2. Examination of motor and cleaning of all component parts (if applicable)
3. Inspection of fans
4. Inspection of bearings
5. Inspection of armature for wear
6. Inspection of carbon brush; a run-in procedure is performed
7. Operational and safety tests are performed
8. Mechanical operation checked
9. Inspection of spring assembly
10. Inspection of plug and cleaning of cord and cordwinder contacts
11. Electrical and safety tests performed
Front Trim Inspection
12. Inspection of carrying handles
13. Inspection of switches
14. Inspection of blower door operation
Cleaner Assembly Inspection
15. Inspection of wheels
16. Operational and electrical safety tests performed
Essentially if you want to be certain your vacuum is working properly and avoid any costly repair bills in the future it wouldn’t be a bad idea to take advantage of a promotional “Free Inspection” offer.