Keep your Simplicity vacuum in tiptop shape by following these helpful tips.

Change your vacuum bag when it’s 2/3 full or once a month, whichever comes first. An overfull bag reduces your vacuum’s ability to pick up dust.

Change your vacuum filter(s) every 12 months. If someone in your home suffers from allergies, change filters every six months to help themem breathe a little easier.

Always use HEPA media bags to maximize your vacuum’s filtration effectiveness.

Check your brushroll periodically by turning the vacuum over and making sure the brush turns freely. Clean out thread, hair, and string by gently cutting it with a seam ripper or small scissors.

Unless your vacuum has a Lifetime Belt, check your belt periodically for any signs of damage.

Avoid running over your power cord. This big “no-no” is a top reason for cord replacements.

Don’t yank the power cord from the outlet or let it whip into place using the cord rewind button. Love your power cord and treat it kindly.

Before you start vacuuming, straighten up the area you’re cleaning. Pick up anything that could get stuck in the brushroll and avoid liquids or hard metal items that could damage the vacuum.

Use Genuine Simplicity replacement parts like bags, belts and filters. DIY bags, such as old socks or plastic bags, can get stuck in the motor and reduce filtration. Simplicity bags and filters are made specifically for the best fit and performance of Simplicity vacuums. Plus, using makeshift parts will void your warranty.

Store your vacuum in a clean and dry location, such as a closet, and avoid places with great humidity or extreme temperatures, which could affect the plastic and wear the rubber parts faster.