We use vacuums in our daily home clean-up sessions and so it is vital for the vacuum to be able to do its job properly and for this you need to maintain it well. And here is why you should do that:
Either clean or replace the bag regularly
Do not wait until your bag is full to replace it as this will slow down the vacuum (And if you are wondering whether you can reuse a vacuum bag the answer is yes, however it is best not to). There needs to be enough and more space for the dirt to enter the bag, because if it gets clogged you will have a very hard time removing the debris. These days you can get vacuums that enable you to see whether or not the bag inside is full since they come with a see-through or glass canister. But if you have the option stick to vacuums that have a canister and not a bag as they tend to be far easier to maintain. And remember to always make sure that your bag is properly secured to the vacuum (most people tend not to know how to do this which can cause issues with the vacuum).
Check if the filters are doing their job
Filters protect your vacuum. Your filter blocks all the bad stuff, including everything that might make you sneeze. But as the filter collects more debris and dirt it starts become weaker because the air will still try to force its way out even if that means ripping through the filter. Once the damage has been done, your filter will be useless effective immediately. So ensure that you clean it every-so-often at least every two months depending on how much you use your vacuum. Be meticulous and check that everything is clean not just the filters. If you still feel like you have not done a satisfactory job, then you can simply call some good cleaning services and they will take care of it for you.
Google to the rescue
If you are struggling to use something like a small handheld vacuum that is of a certain brand to do the upholstery cleaning, then just check the internet on how to do it right with that specific kind of vacuum. And you will find a plethora of tips and tricks that enable you to use your vacuum properly.
A cleaner vacuum will work better and ultimately will give you better results with less energy on your part. So strive to keep your vacuum in the best possible state. Do not be lazy and just try to put in a little extra effort to keep it clean.