Prevent Damage to Your Vacuum Cleaner

by Amy Gordon
(last updated August 18, 2017)

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Even though vacuums seem like they can suck everything up, certain things can really damage your vacuum cleaner. For the sake of your vacuum, you need to be careful what you vacuum up.

One of the first things that you need to be aware of is that the cord of the vacuum can be easily damaged. Running over the cord with the suction part of the vacuum can actually damage the cord, and could possibly lead to electrocution. Perhaps one day wireless vacuums will exist and be present in every home, but until that day comes, the best way to keep from running over your cord is to carry it in your hand. That way, if you have to move backwards or towards the cord, you do not have to reach over and move the cord, you can just move it with the hand that is holding the cord.

Another major hazard to your vacuum that is much more likely to occur is running over a metal object that will damage the vacuum as it is sucked into the bag. The worst kind of metals are sharp ones like pins, paperclips, and tacks. You need to be extremely careful that no such thing is sucked up either through the front of the vacuum or the nozzle. Since many times during vacuuming, we do not think too much about what we are doing or where we are going, we can inadvertently suck up something metal that will do hard-to-repair damage, or could even lead to having to buy a new vacuum cleaner.

A quick and easy way to resolve this problem is to buy a strong magnet that you can place at the front of your vacuum. Any potentially hazardous items should attach themselves to the magnet. This will cause a little bit of a hassle since you will have to clean off the magnet every now and then, but the hassle is well worth the protection your vacuum gets from it.

These powerful magnets can be purchased at a well-stocked school supply store or a scientific supply store. Go and buy one. It will be well worth it.

Author Bio

Amy Gordon

Amy Gordon loves keeping things simple, natural, and safe so she can spend more time having fun. Every day she learns new things about making life at home easier and she loves to share it with you! ...

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