Carpet Cleaning Tulsa | Episode 334

Speaker 1: (00:00)
This is episode 335 we are complete carpet, Carpet Cleaning Tulsa is and our fiber. Give us a call today at (918) 494-7093 or check us out on the web at complete carpet, tulsa.com this episode I want to talk to you about vacuums and good vacuum maintenance. Uh, I think that every store that sells vacuum should have a guy there to described each customer exactly where all the filters on new vacuums are. Any Times I’ve had customers use a vacuum and they have no idea that there was, uh, one filter. Most of the last two or three filters in most modern vacuums and a lot of times they think just that canister that holds the dirt is the main filter though that’s just the place, I guess you could call that the fourth filter. Also at the main container of where all the debris gets held. But there’s one, two, three post filters that filter out the air as it exits out of the machine after the collected all of the dirt.

Speaker 1: (00:59)
And so this filtration process can really slow down the air flow through the vacuum for a vacuum to work. It needs to blow air out one direction so it can suck air in the other direction, uh, once it can no longer throw out of the machine, it can no longer bring air in it. And a couple of ways that we tell our customers to keep an eye out to know when your vacuum is starting to get worn down. Carpet cleaning Tulsa. Since 1998, we’ve helped thousands of different customers to be able to help maintain and keep the health and longevity of their vacuum at which in turn really extends the life of your carpet. At the same point is that you need to keep the filters in your vacuum clean. So one of the telltale sign that you’ll see when doing a using your vacuum is that you’ll vacuum and if it smells like you have vacuumed than one of your filters are getting dirty.

Speaker 1: (01:47)
Typically this is because it’s reducing the amount of air flows of the vacuum is trying hard to blow air out of the vacuum. But it can’t get it out so it’s creating heat that’s getting trapped in the vacuum that he is warming up the debris and dirt that you’re sucking up, creating a smell, kind of creating this sensee candle like effect to your vacuum sealed vacuum up and it’ll smell like like kind of a warm dog or a wet blanket or something like that that you’ve got this hot vacuum smell. If you got to hop back and spell it and he’s one of your filters are clogged or dirty or the the filter itself isn’t absorbed. A lot of smell. An odor cause as being cleaned. Manufacturers typically recommend every two to three months to wash and clean the filters or replace them in a vacuum.

Speaker 1: (02:27)
A lot of times people have gone a year and they didn’t realize those filters need to be cleaned on such a frequent basis. Carpet Cleaning Tulsa is in our fiber. One of the things that the customer is also will notice that we’ll tell them about is that if your vacuum is now starting to shoot cheerio’s across the floor instead of sucking them up, if you go over something you feel like you have to go over it two or three times to get it to the vacuum, pick it up or did it draw it up, that means that the airflow of the vacuum has reduced significantly. So it’s no longer sucking things up off the ground, but it’s kind of just shifting or pushing them across the ground. Um, this typically is a sign that your filter is getting clogged. Now, of course, uh, on an a more obvious side, the, uh, this may be just a sign that your wastebasket is full inside the filter.

Speaker 1: (03:13)
Most modern vacuums have a canister that will hold dirt and if that dirt gets full to the air, can’t get through the dirt and get out of the machine. And so the, you will have a people who have just know, let that thing feel all the way up. And most of the time you want to get about half full or it’s best I think is just a good rule of thumb is just to empty the um, the bagless canister each time you vacuum, that way the dirt and debris is not just sitting there from one vacuum mean to another. Uh, you don’t have to empty that. There’s virtually nothing in it, but if it gets a quarter to half full to empty it out, then that way you’re not creating more. You want to have a nice free suction flow through there because nothing’s more frustrating than pulling a vacuum of the vacuum something up off the ground and it not be able to pick it up off the ground.

Speaker 1: (03:59)
It just distributes it around or kind of just grinded into the carpet more. So, uh, those are probably your two main evidence things is one, these smells like you vacuumed or two, it’s not vacuuming up things the way that it feels like it should. Um, so what you want to do is typically on most bagless vacuums, so you got a little canister that holds all the dirt. You pull that whole canister off and underneath the canister, the bottom, there’ll be some type of a sponge or felt filter. This filter is what they call a prefilter. It’s a touches the first dirt that comes through that’s trapped in the canister, so it doesn’t get blown out into the room. If you took all the filters out when you go to vacuum and blow a puff of smoke out everywhere because the dust would go right through the vacuum and come out the exit side. Carpet Cleaning Tulsa

Speaker 1: (04:44)
So you want to take those. Typically they can just be bought in bulk from Amazon and just replaced on a regular basis. Carpet cleaning Tulsa since 1998. Uh, they’ve come down a lot in price since they originally started making them, but a lot of them are washable. You can just take them with a little bit of light amount of dawn and some hot water and just thoroughly rinse it through until it looks like it’s a nice white filter. Again at the filter looks gray or Tan or brown or black, then it’s definitely way past its expiration dates. You want to go back and really give it a good thorough cleaning and let it dry out sufficiently before you put it back into the vacuum again. And then either before or after that big sponge filter, there’ll be uh, a thinner, um, cloth filter. This will help to further reduce the particles that get shot out of your vacuum until you want to clean this on.

Speaker 1: (05:34)
This one typically can be cleaned with just soap and water though it does need to be probably replaced once a year or once every three, six months just depending on the manufacturer recommendation on the last part you’ll have on a vacuum is it typically will have actual pleated air filter, an exec filter. So a lot of times that’ll be sitting straight on the front of the vacuum. There’ll be a little grill looking thing that snaps out and typically the whole thing can just be replaced. You don’t want to clean it every now and then, but it typically is just replaced once every six months or once a year. And that ones normally not cleanable. It’s more of a, um, just buy a new replacement one. Carpet Cleaning Tulsa. Since 1998 we are complete carpet. Give us a call today at (918) 494-7093 again, that’s (918) 494-7093 Carpet Cleaning Tulsa is in our fiber. We are complete carpet.