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It would feel natural to reach for the vacuum to help with the cleanup during the holidays, but we urge you not to on the following.

1. Pine Needles; Both artificial and real, pine needles should never be vacuumed up. Short pine needles get stuck in the hoses, bags, air passageways, and filters.

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2. Fireplace Ashes; It can be a fire hazard when mixed with dust and debris in the vacuum bag these warm ashes are the perfect storm for re-igniting inside your vacuum. Aside from that, ash particles are much finer than dust particles and can wreak havoc inside your motors and filters.

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3. Christmas Present Debris & Tinsel; While it seems faster to vacuum up little bits of gift paper, ribbon, even tinsel its very bad for your vacuum. Gift paper can clog up and reduce suction power which causes the motor to overheat. Ribbon and Tinsel get wrapped around the spinning brush which will lower the chances to beat those carpet fibres to release debris from the carpet.

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4. Broken Ornaments on Carpet; While it may be tempting to use your vacuum to clean up broken glass we advise against it. The razor-sharp glass shards can break through your vacuum bag, scratch up the inside of the vacuum. We suggest using tape to pick up as much of the glass as possible, then when you can't see anymore you can use your vacuum to vacuum up the finest of particles.

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If you have found yourself falling into temptation and doing any or all of the above better bring in the Vacuum into the store for a tune up or have Paul come out to service your central vacuum system. 

Happy Holidays! 

Paul and Karen Jones!