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Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Old Vacuum Cleaner

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Old Vacuum Cleaner  |  House of Vacuums repairs units, sells replacement parts and accessories, and also offers brand new units when your old one gives up the proverbial ghost. But how can you know whether it’s time to replace an aging vacuum cleaner and when you can breathe new life into the machine with a little service?

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Old Vacuum Cleaner  |  House of Vacuums repairs units, sells replacement parts and accessories, and also offers brand new units when your old one gives up the proverbial ghost. But how can you know whether it's time to replace an aging vacuum cleaner and when you can breathe new

  • How much to you like it? Sometimes, you simply fall in love with a new appliance. Other times, you have a rocky relationship from beginning to end. If your current machine is acting up, and you’ve wanted to replace it since the day you brought it home, maybe it’s time to let each other go. But if you simply adore the machine, repair it as long as you can. Good relationships are hard to find.

 

  • How much did you pay for it? As a general rule, if the repair is going to cost less than half the cost of a new vacuum cleaner, it’s best to go ahead and get it repaired. When the service tops half the price of a new machine, it’s probably best to invest in a newer model.

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Old Vacuum Cleaner

  • The problem keeps recurring. Unlike people, all vacuum cleaners are not created equally. Some have brilliant designs that rarely clog. Others manage to stop up on a single mote of dust. Similarly, some machines experience repeated electrical issues or breakage of a particular part. If the machine undergoes the same trouble time after time, it’s most likely a design flaw or a faulty unit. Try to diagnose these issues before the warranty is up, but if your warranty is expired, go ahead and replace it rather than spending a gazillion bucks over the next few years fixing the same issue over and over.

 

  • It sucked up a lot of liquid. If you come home from date night only to discover that your babysitter used your vacuum cleaner to suck up an 8-ounce glass of Kool-Aid, it’s probably toast. Liquids tend to destroy the motor and circuitry, meaning you’ll most likely need a whole new machine. And a new babysitter.

 

  • What’s your budget? Frankly, a broken vacuum usually happens at the worst possible time. If you’ve already busted the bank for a bad transmission, leaky roof, and emergency heat pump replacement, House of Vacuums will do everything we can to get your machine working again, to get you through until things settle down and you can afford the vacuum cleaner you want. If you own a nicer machine, this is probably a better option than getting a super cheap unit when money is tight.

Deciding Whether to Repair or Replace Your Old Vacuum Cleaner

We invite you to stop in House of Vacuums to talk with our experienced staff to evaluate whether it is in your best interest to go another round with repairing your old vacuum or whether it’s time to replace your old vacuum cleaner.  With our large inventory of major brands, makes and models, you can browse as well as see a demo of new vacuum cleaning equipment and discuss a plan that works for your particular cleaning needs AND budget. House of Vacuums can help you as you are deciding whether to repair or replace your old vacuum cleaner.  What’s it going to be…a new vacuum cleaner or try to get a little more life out of your current vacuum cleaning system.  With over 30 years experience, let us assist you!

House of Vacuums Irondale serves the greater Birmingham, Alabama area including Homewood, Hoover, Mountain Brook, Cahaba Heights, Inverness, Greystone, Gardendale, Trussville, Crestwood, Southside, Leeds, and beyond with central vacuum installation and repair as well as upright and cannister vacs | Located at 1700 6th Avenue South, Irondale, Alabama  35210 | 205.956.8950