Vacuum Cleaner Performance Checkup
Vacuum cleaners have mechanical components that wear with use, reducing their performance. As a courtesy, Ristenbatt Vacuum will perform a FREE in-store Annual Vacuum Cleaner Performance Checkup on most household vacuums, typically while their owners wait. Appointments are not needed.
The checkup does not include repairs, parts or supplies which may be needed to improve the operation and performance of the vacuum. When such are recommended we strive to give a fairly accurate estimate of costs involved for approval before the work is done. Many smaller repairs can be done within ten minutes while the customer waits.
The Annual Vacuum Cleaner Performance Checkup typically will include the following that are applicable to the vacuum cleaner.
Performance Aspects Checked
- Vacuum Air Flow
- The air flow velocity in the vacuum's nozzle is a major factor that determines how well it cleans. Clogged filters and/or almost full bags can reduce the air flow significantly. Our trained technicians can easily check the air flow through you vacuum.
- Suction (Pull) Created by the Motor
- The suction motor pulls or push the air through the vacuum's system. This can be easily checked on most vacuums. Typically motor performance isn't reduced much over the years but it is still important to check.
- Restrictive Dirt on Filters
- Dirt tends to coat and reduce air flow on most filters with use. Clogged filters are a major performance problem, especially in most bagless vacuums, significantly reducing air flow and performance. We will check the condition of the various vacuum filters.
- Belt Performance
- Most belts stretch over time and with use, reducing the power transfer from the motor to the brush roll. As a result, the roll spins slower, reducing the cleaning performance substantually. Most belts should be replaced at least once a year due to stretching.
- Bristles on Brush Roll
- Bristles wear short or soft with use, reducing cleaning performance. Fortunately most wear slowly so brush roll replacements are infrequent. Our technicians can check the length and softness of the vacuum's bristles.
- Brush Roll Rotation Ease
- Many brush rolls are prone to having threads and hair wrapping around them as well as into their ends and bearings, making them harder to rotate. This reduces performance and is harder on the belt which drives the brush roll. Unattended, this can lead to melting of the roll mounts and roll housing.
- Smoothness of Bearings
- Our technicians can tell a lot by listening to a running vacuum including the condition of the motor and brush roll bearings. While noisy bearing affect performance only slightly, they can cause motor or roll failure when they get worse.
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- Two-Motor Upright Vacuum Cleaner
- Two-Motor Power Team
- Canister Vacuum Cleaner
- Hand Held Vacuum Cleaner
- Electric Broom Vacuum Cleaner
- Wet/Dry Utility Vacuum Cleaner
- Central Vacuum System
- Steam (Hot Water) Extractor
- Vacuum Cleaner Performance Aspects - Menu
- Vacuum Cleaner Performance Checkup (You Are Here.)
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- Filtration Efficiency: HEPA, Micron, etc.
- Dustbag Performance and Filtration Efficiency
- Power of the Vacuum Cleaner Suction Motor
- Air Flow Through the Vacuum Cleaner System
- Cleaning Nozzle Design Considerations
- Effects of Vacuum Cleaner Brushing Action
- Loss of Vacuum Cleaner Performance
- Vacuum Cleaner System Components - Menu
- Removing Allergens from Your Home - Menu
- Specifications that can Mislead You - Menu
- Glossary of Terms
- Manufacturer Contact Information
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