Why Is Your Vacuum Losing Suction?

December 1, 2017 Emily Gamble

For those times when there is a single dust bunny left behind your couch, and your vacuum cleaner simply can’t find enough life to suck it up—we understand your struggle.

In fact, we understand it so well that we can not only explain the reasons behind this happening but we can help you fix the problem eliminating that stubborn dust bunny permanently!

Leak or block?

If your vacuum is losing suction, it’s either a leakage or blockage.

The first thing to do is check your power unit and the attached canister. Sometimes it’s as easy as emptying out your canister or replacing your filter to clear a blockage. We recommend emptying your canister at half full, and checking your filters, cleaning them and removing excess dust on a regular basis. Prevention first

If you are still experiencing reduced suction, there may be a blockage in your system. The best remedy is always prevention! Attaching an elbow fitting to the back of the inlet valves during installation will prevent large items from getting too far into your pipes. It’s also a best practice to avoid vacuuming dust from drywall during construction. Most power unit warranties won’t cover replacements if dry wall dust has been vacuumed.

If items still manage to get past your elbow fitting, you may have to search for the blockage, and in worst case go in through the drywall to access the pipe and clear it.

Another possible reason for reduced suction may be that your pipes are leaking. If the pipe is broken or the connection has come loose, it will be a more difficult fix. The homeowner will

have to call an expert at this point to look for the leakage and go in through the drywall to replace it.

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