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What To Do If Your Vacuum Leaks

You rely on your vacuum cleaner to pick up the dirt and dust that accumulates in your home. But what do you do when your trusty vacuum cleaner begins to break down, and you notice a leak in the hose? You’ll notice the vacuum doesn’t have as much suction power, leaving dirt on your floor that would usually get sucked up by your vacuum. Should you take it for professional vacuum repair in Calgary or buy replacement vacuum parts?

In today’s post, we discuss what to do if your vacuum leaks.

Vacuum Repair For Leaks

Identifying Leaks

Most vacuum leaks appear on the hose, as they can crack and tear over time. But how do you know if you have a leaky hose or a faulty vacuum? Here are the three most common indications that your vacuum has a leak:

  • The air seems dusty while the vacuum is in use
  • Reduced dirt collection in the vacuum cup or bag
  • Loss of suction

Once you know there’s a leak, you need to find it. You will usually be able to find the leak by running your fingers up and down the surface of the hose. You are searching for a bump, rough spot, or slit. If you can’t find the leak with your fingers, you can remove the hose and fill it with water. You should be able to find the leak by watching to see where water leaks out.

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Repairing Leaks

If you’re into DIY, you can repair the leaky hose yourself. Fortunately, fixing a leak in a vacuum hose is fairly simple. For leaks located near the end of the hose, you can use a utility knife to slice off the end of the hose (the part that had the leak). As long you keep the plastic connector, you can put the connector on the freshly cut end.

If the leak is located in the middle of the hose, clean the area well and let it dry. Then all you need to do is cover the leak with some duct tape.

Repair or Replace?

Fixing up your leaky vacuum is the most cost-effective way to get your vacuum cleaner back to sucking up dust at full capacity, but that doesn’t mean it’s the best option. Home repairs are quick and easy, but you can’t guarantee how long your DIY vacuum repairs will last. You always have the option to buy a replacement hose or a new vacuum at a vacuum store in Calgary.

At The Vacuum District, we are dedicated to bringing you the best products to clean your home, and our professionals will do their best to do any repairs and recommend the best products! Contact us today at (403) 454-4822 or send an email to [email protected].

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