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Take Better Care Of Your Vacuums

Considering the low capital and running costs, vacuums at your car wash could be considered top performers in the earning stakes.

Why not reward these hard workers with a makeover for the New Year? New, clean decals and hoses attract customers and if they perform well you will generate repeat business for years to come.

For optimum performance, vacuums need to be cleaned regularly and properly. At Prowash we recommend you empty waste buckets and brush out vac filter bags twice a week. Simply emptying the waste bucket is not enough, as dust and debris builds up inside the filter bag which works the motors harder and reduces suction. It’s a dirty job but using a vac filter bag brush is the most effective way to clean the bags and ensure good suction. Further to that we recommend removing the filter bags on a monthly basis and washing them thoroughly in the self serve bay before hanging them to dry in the plant room. It is helpful to have one or two spare sets of filter bags that allow you to change them over on a rotational basis while you wash and dry others.

Regular inspection of the door seals and vacuum motor gaskets will show up areas that are damaged or worn that can reduce effectiveness. Door seals are easy to replace. Some are self adhesive, whilst the pinchweld on Prowash iVac and Dilling Harris vacuums simply needs to be cut to length. Ensure you push the seal tightly into the corners and don’t cut it too short. It takes approximately 2.5 metres of pinchweld to replace the seals on a Prowash and Dilling Harris vac.

When you replace a vacuum motor it is advisable to replace the vacuum motor gasket at the same time to ensure good suction. Replacing worn, dirty hoses and cracked vacuum nozzles is a cheap and easy way of giving customers a better experience and ensuring repeat business. Along with ensuring good performance, a well presented vacuum will attract customers and provide great revenue.

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