Welcome to our first ever newsletter blog!! We have exciting things going on and we wanted to share them with all of our fabulous customers. So without further ado...drum-roll please.... DiscountVacs.com in addition to Oreck, is now an official distributor of Perfect and Koblenz Vacuums!!!
Perfect products have been a leader in the commercial vacuum industry and are now branching out into residential vacuums as well. They have taken their commercial technology and applied it to their residential vacuums.
This technology includes:
- Laser balancing
- Hepa filtration
- CRI (carpet & rug institute) approval -Green Label Certified
- Ametek 21st century technology –using less energy with 30 % more power than most home vacuums
- ETL tested and approved
- CSA tested and approved
- Highest quality complete tool kits and air driven tools
Koblenz has been in operation since July 15, 1959! They have over 2,000 full time employees including a complete engineering staff, state of the art test labs, and prototype facilities. All this operates in a main manufacturing plant of over 300,000 square feet. They have been developing vacuums and shampooers since the 1960's. With that kind of experience behind them, you know you are getting a quality product.
What this means for you as our customer is that we offer you some of the best cleaning products available on the market today! Please visit our site for all of these great products, and don't hesitate to ask about anything you might not see on our site! We can get parts even in they aren't listed on our website.
Bold Facts About Belts
When was the last time you checked and/or changed your vacuum belt? Is it one of those things that just gets put off until it's too late? Here at DiscountVacs.com we want everyone to know the importance of changing your vacuum belt on a regular basis. But how do you know when it's time? Keep reading and you'll be a belt expert in no time!
There are essentially three different kinds of vacuum cleaner belts. They can be referred to as Geared, Grooved, and Smooth.
A Geared vacuum belt has what appears to be teeth on the inside. This type of belt is usually found in canister type vacuums . This type of belt can last for years. Most people don't change this type of belt until it breaks, but it's a good idea to check it at least once a year for wear.
A Grooved belt (the inside of the belt has grooves "engraved" on the inside of the vacuum cleaner belt). It is becoming more popular, but hardly commonplace at the moment. Like the geared belt, it doesn't stretch substantially and you should check it at least once a year for wear.
A Smooth vacuum cleaner belt may be round or flat. Either way it is smooth on the inside. This type of belt should be replaced every six months to a year. It is important to change this type of belt to maintain the performance of your vacuum cleaner. Many people will wait until this type of belt breaks, but this can be a mistake.
A Smooth vacuum belt will stretch over time, which means your roller won't spin as often or possibly at all when it's on a carpeted surface. Your carpet pays the price for this, as sand, dust, dirt, and whatever else find its way into your carpet remains in your carpet. Your carpet will not be as clean as it should be.
Another benefit to changing the vacuum cleaner belt is the opportunity to clean the roller. This is a perfect time to remove everything that has wrapped itself around your roller. Cleaning a vacuum roller now might prevent you from having to buy a new one down the road. If you change the vacuum belt yourself, make sure the vacuum switch is off and please be sure to UNPLUG THE VACUUM CLEANER.
Changing a belt can range from being a very simple to an almost difficult task, depending on the vacuum. Changing a belt also demands a little bit of hand strength. If you aren't comfortable changing a belt in your vacuum cleaner, go to a local vacuum repair store. This service is usually inexpensive and really needs to be done as part of your vacuum cleaner maintenance. Just remember to check your belt often keep some extras on hand!!
DiscountVacs.com offers a wide variety of belts. If you do not see your vacuum cleaner models belt, please email us at CustomerCare@DiscountVacs.com and we will do our best to find the right belt for you!