Repairing Your Vacuum, Should You Seek A Professional?

Congratulations! After years and years of cheap vacuums you finally bought a nice one. You didn’t go to a local discount box store.

Your search didn’t start off with a price range. You looked at reviews for months, compared features, and talked with friends, cleaning people, and the lady jogging down the street.

You made a wise purchase and you plan on keeping this vacuum for at least 20 years.

You’ve had your dream vacuum for a couple of months and all is going according to plan. You have changed the belt, cleaned the brush roller, brushed out hoses, emptied the bag or canister regularly, and replaced the filters. You are also careful to roll up the cord after each use because you don’t want to take a chance that Fido will destroy the cord.

But one day your spouse decides the surprise you (or you teenager if you are lucky) and vacuum the floor. Normally you would be ecstatic, but the cord was not wound up properly after vacuuming and your puppy found he really enjoys the taste of vacuum cord rubber.

You ranted.

You raved.

You probably threatened to replace your dog or maybe even your spouse.

(Of course, in order to have a mangled power cord, you don’t have to own a dog. Sometimes a few too many swipes over the cord with your vacuum can cause your cord to become a fire hazard.)

But all is not lost. You don’t have to go on buying cheap vacuum cleaners because your dog ruined your one chance at owning a good vacuum. Your cord can be replaced. It doesn’t matter if the cord was pulled out of its base, chewed through the middle, or is missing its power plug.

How do you fix it? Well, unless you have extensive experience in electrical work, I would recommend seeking out some help from vacuum repair professionals. Wires can be a pretty daunting repair and if you don’t replace them properly they can lead to electrical shock or fire.

So how much is this going to cost you? The cost of vacuum cord repair will vary from brand to brand. (When you bought your vacuum you remembered the check how much replacement parts cost, right?)

But if you bought a good vacuum, the cost of repairs is going to be much less than the cost to replace. See your local vacuum supply and repair professional to get a quote.

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