Wet-dry shop vacuums are becoming more and more common in households, especially in urban areas. For a long-lasting vacuum cleaner, today I will introduce you to some simple tips for using and preserving the wet-dry shop vacuum in the article below.
Use the right wet-dry shop vacuum
Besides careful testing, use a properly functioning vacuum to ensure that the machine works efficiently and has the longest life span.
First of all, the wet-dry shop vac according to the name used to vacuum. So do not arbitrarily suck other things such as ink, building materials … or objects with a diameter too large compared to the machine’s nozzle that easily clogs the machine and reduces the suction, wastes power, even fire machine.
Note also that you should not smoke objects with high temperatures, sharp objects can cause damage and fire.
Household vacuum cleaners are usually dry vacuums, so you should not suck water stains or in areas where water is stored such as water floors, bathrooms, etc., which can cause electric leakage, engine failure and danger to users.
Before buying the device, you should find out and consult clearly whether the machine can dehumidify or suck construction materials to avoid damage. Often when these types of waste are sucked, it is an industrial machine, specifically designed and dedicated.
With the time to use the wet-dry shop vacuum, the machine should operate for about 15-20 minutes to stop, rest once. The continuous operation will overheat resulting in a fire or fire. Also during use, you should note whether the engine generates strange noises or not.
The power cord of the vacuum cleaner is usually designed to be rolled up inside the machine by a zipper. Therefore, when using you should pay attention to pulling the power cord to use, do not pull all. Especially, when pulling is heavy, you should stop to avoid excessive pulling causes damage to the cord collector (Note that the red line on the cord is marked by the manufacturer as the end of the zipper).
Wet-dry shop vacuums have handles on the body to move so you do not hold the nozzle or nozzle to move the machine because they are usually made of plastic or rubber that can be brittle or rotten, shot, or broken when used to move.
Some tips for using and maintaining a wet-dry shop vacuum
To ensure durability, firstly focus on product testing from the beginning and periodically, regularly during use.
- Check and replace trash bags regularly
Check trash bags or drawers, replace or empty as soon as half or 2/3 full, or when the bag is torn for efficient vacuuming.
A bag or a dust container will fill the airways. It will do reduce suction power, make the machine work more and use more electricity, or may cause a fire. With a soft paper bag machine, the bag should be reused many times to avoid tearing.
- Attach the garbage bag correctly
Each type of vacuum cleaner will fit different types of garbage bags so you need to buy the right type by comparing the reference numbers on the machine and the same bag.
If the garbage bag is not properly attached, the debris does not go into the bag but fills in the vacuum cleaner damaging the machine. And it is difficult to remove this debris from the vacuum cleaner.
- Clear out internal waste after each use
Empty the contents of the bag or trash box as often as possible, preferably after every vacuuming. Some types of vacuum cleaners use a litter box with a marker that indicates when to clean the box, but you should not leave the litter to this marker, and to be as clean as possible you can also remove the box. Wash with water.
When cleaning the garbage box, you should also clean the filter attached to the vacuum cleaner to operate most effectively.
- Clean the brush, nozzle
Occasionally, you should check the cleaning brush, nozzle of the wet-dry shop vacuum. Over time, some things may get caught in the nozzle making it not work as well as usual. These are dental floss, hair, etc.
- Check the belt
After inspecting the suction brush, you should check the holder. Make sure the brush holder is secure, the nozzle is in place. If you feel the brush, the nozzle loosens you to check whether the belt is broken or not.
Depending on the frequency of use and the type of machine you replace these belts, usually 6 months to 1 year. You can manually replace according to the instruction manuals included with the vacuum cleaner.
- Check filter and suction hose
Most types of vacuum cleaners, especially the new model, have filters, which filter out tiny dust particles in the air to help make the living space fresher. For the best performance of this filter, you need to check it regularly or replace it regularly.
Vacuum cleaner sometimes works ineffectively because of something stuck inside, you check by using small and long hooks to hook the nozzle, the stuck objects could be socks, small toys, handkerchief.
- Maintenance when something goes wrong
When the wet-dry shop vacuum has a problem and you are unsure of the cause. When this, you should call a professional repair service and do not disassemble the machine yourself, it may cause worse damage.
If the machine screeches or produces strange sounds, poor suction power or stop working, it may be due to a motor problem, over-performance or congestion in a certain position (due to hair, thread, foreign objects; maybe dust is too full) influences suction. You should check, repair early to operate well and avoid causing power waste.
Using the right wet-dry shop vacuum and regularly checking carefully is the best way to maintain the durability of your vacuum cleaner. Moreover, it is also a way to increase safety when using modern electrical equipment. From this article, I hope that you will know how to use as well as tips for using the wet-dry shop vacuum effectively.