Professional Carwashing & Detailing

Vacuum tips and tricks

June 22, 2011

Here are some tips to help in making a vacuum run better and more efficiently:

  • Empty your garbage container to increase suction and control dust inside the unit.
  • Empty and shake the bags weekly to create more room. Make sure the bags are filled before emptying as part of your efforts to “green up” the carwash.
  • Check for worn or dried gaskets that can cause the airlock malfunction.
  • Blow out your motors with air to prevent overheating and improve longevity.
  • Check the motor brushes periodically for wear.
  • If at high altitudes, consider a three-motor vacuum as a two-motor works harder to operate and uses more energy.
  • If your unit has a sealed door, check to see if the seal is airtight to avoid leakage.
  • Check your claw attachment to make sure it’s secure and not leaking air.