Vacuum cleaners and, consequently, vacuum cleaner bags in NZ are an essential part of most households that keep our air clean and allergen-free, as well as reduce dust and other particles. Vacuuming should be done multiple times per week, varying according to the type of flooring in your home to ensure a safe and healthy living space. This is especially important if you have pets or small children, which create an extra mess. 

Should You Be Reusing Vacuum Cleaner Bags?

The short answer is no, as many unforeseen complications can occur that you may not initially think of. To reuse a vacuum cleaner bag, you need to open it and clean out the dirt. This releases millions of tiny dust particles into the air that you may not even see. These are bad for our lung health and will also cause you to need to vacuum more frequently. Additionally, mould, soil, pet dander, bacteria and pollen are also in the bag, which are, quite frankly, extremely unhygienic to be released into the air. Reusing your vacuum cleaner bags will also make the cleaning regime less effective because as dust is sucked up, it gets stuck in the pores of which the bag is made of. This causes the vacuum cleaner to have less suction power the more clogged they get, making cleaning less effective.

Longevity Of Your Vacuum Cleaner

Vacuum cleaner bags are an essential component in the lifespan of your vacuum. Using the wrong bag or not replacing them often enough can cause strain on the motor, making the appliance more likely to break sooner. It is, therefore, important to keep your bag from getting too full and clogged, as this dust overflow can enter the motor and cause strain. Vacuum cleaners can often be a pricey investment, so taking the time to care for it correctly will ensure you get your money's worth.

What To Consider When Replacing A Vacuum Cleaner Bag in NZ

Firstly, you need to figure out the make and model of your vacuum cleaner, as different appliances require different types of bags. Second, you should determine the type of vacuum cleaner you have, for example, canister, upright, stick, or handheld. You will also have to match your bag to your vacuum type, as they come in different shapes and sizes. 

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