Vacuum repair is repairing America

In a time where the economy is slowly on the rebound, and large production assembly jobs are shipped overseas, the vacuum industry is bringing it home! American Companies like Oreck, Hoover and lesser-known Riccar all have manufacturing plants in America. Additionally, Swedish-owned company, Eureka and Sear’s Kenmore (owned by Japanese company, Panasonic) all manufacture in the states. The beauty of buying American-made products is that you are making an investment in yourself and the economy by keeping profits and jobs at home.

Riccar is based in California and has its main manufacturing facility is in Missouri, but it wasn’t always that way. In 2003, the company made the commonly unpopular decision to move manufacturing from Taiwan to the states. The organization prides itself on selling world-class vacuums with an emphasis on quality over quantity. Riccar vacuums are only sold through Authorized Retailers, each of which the company has vetted and found that they hold up to the standards of excellent service and ethics. The company does use some parts imported from China, but every box comes with a large “Made in USA with globally-sourced components,” and each vacuum is assembled here.

In 1908, the first upright vacuum was invented in Canton, OH by a cousin of the Hoover family. Hoover, which is owned by Maytag, was started in Ohio and continues to thrive there today. In 2007, they ran with the marketing campaign, “America loves its Hoovers.” Three of their five plants are still in Ohio, one is located in El Paso, TX, and admittedly, they do have a plant in Mexico, so be sure to check your labels to make sure you’re Hoover is made in the USA!

Although we have left the era of door-to-door vacuum salesmen, there is still a thriving business for vacuum service and repair here in the United States. Many companies will offer a 5-7 year warranty on their products, but after that, consumers are on their own. No one wants to buy a new vacuum every seven years, so you do not have to look far to find a vacuum service shop.

All Ray’s Vacuums, a family-oriented company located in Denver, CO, is a multi-service vacuum repair and sewing machine repair shop where “Service Still Counts!” With over 40 years of experience, All Rays Vacuums is dedicated to providing the highest level of vacuum sales and repairs. They can handle servicing any vacuum cleaner and their customers know to expect prompt and excellent service. Also, true to Colorado’s earth-friendly nature, they even offer a recycling program where you can trade in your old vacuum for a new one!

Vacuum-oriented websites suggest getting your product serviced or repaired before buying a new one. Many shops will fix your vacuum, even if it isn’t american made, which saves you a significant chunk of change that you would spend on a new one, and also keeps local small businesses working. Additionally, at vacuum stores you can often by used or refurbished vacuums, including premium products like Dyson! So even if the Dyson isn’t America-made, you can still get your hands on one and feel good about re-investing money locally.

All Rays Vacuum Cleaners knows vacuums! days, finding a store that works to repair something you already own is a rarity. In our quick fix and instant gratification society, we mostly are content when we find a replacement or a change that will meant less money and faster service. We rarely take the time to sit down and understand what exactly is wrong and what might be the best approach to take; we are simply too busy. For those who value taking the time to understand what is going on rather than rushing to the next big thing, visit All Rays Vacuum Cleaner for all your vacuum repair and purchase needs. The great thing about All Rays Vacuum Cleaner is that they will sell you a new vacuum cleaner, when you need one that is. Their staff is well trained and knowledgable about a vast variety of different vacuum cleaners as well as other machines. You know your grandmother’s old sewing machine that has not worked in years? All Rays Vacuum Cleaner has the only sewing machine technician in Colorado on staff to help you fix that old machine so that you too can sew as well as she did; or at least try to! When you have a vacuum store, you want to know that they will not just sell you a machine that you do not need. You want to know that they will work with you to fix what is broken rather than rush to a replacement. Replacing things is both unnecessary and wasteful, which is why choosing All Rays Vacuum Cleaners to help you make a savvy decision is the best choice.

All Rays is an authorized factory warranty repair station for a number of different brands. This includes your Dyson vacuum that cleans better than anything but is need of a little bit of work! As a Dyson vacuum repair center and many other brands, you know that when you take your vacuum to All Rays, they will be able to fix it. Best of all, if you are not sure if they can fix your specific brand of vacuum cleaner, just give them a call and see! Their technicians have so much experience that they are likely to be able to solve your problems or find someone who knows how to solve them. All Rays Vacuum Cleaners has repaired vacuum cleaners for many years for the wonderful people of Denver and the Denver metro area. Located on South Broadway, All Rays Vacuum Cleaners has seen Denver grow and change over the forty years they have been in business. A lot has changed in the area since 1972, but one thing is constant; Ray’s dedication to his business, to vacuum cleaners, and to you, his customers. All Rays Vacuum Cleaners can handle just about any vacuum cleaner issue, and they do so promptly and with care. There is no question that the factory certified and caring technicians at All Rays Vacuum Cleaners will make you and your needs a priority. Do not wait; visit All Rays Vacuum Cleaners for your vacuum cleaner needs!

Vacuum Store Associates Help You Find the Right Sweeper

             I am often tempted to linger over the bigger expenditures in life. Those big, flashy additions to my stuff are the ones that get a lot of the attention. There is some irony in this, I think, because it is the little things that I get the most use out of. And these little things ought to get a lot of attention and maintenance, too. The point I am trying to illustrate is easily shown in the difference between getting a new paint job on your car (big, flashy) and getting your oil changed. The oil is the workhorse of your car. It does its job diligently but goes unnoticed. But that is no reason to neglect it, even though the paint job gets all of the attention. The same applies to vacuum cleaners. They may not be the biggest, coolest addition to your home, but they are the workhorses that get the bigger tasks in your home down without complain. Give your vacuum cleaner a spa day. Go take your vacuum cleaner in for a repair. In the same way that a car simply must have an oil change in order to function properly, a vacuum cleaner just is not going to function properly without an occasional tune up.

In Dyson, vacuum repair is the name of the game, and you can get your home back to smelling good and looking good when your sweeper is working as it should. Consider how much precision goes into a vacuum. You can easily consider this when you break down the word for it. “Vacuum”. While it may not be a vacuum in the sense of a laboratory, it is the same basic idea. And in order to create a vacuum, there can be no leaks or places where the pressure is being released. It has to be airtight or at least close to it. Any kind of leaks or loose spots are going to make your vacuum lose power. The leaks and loose spots cannot be simply repaired with a bit of duct tape, either. These sweepers are more sophisticated than some people realize, and it takes a professional to be able to create that airtight lock so that you can remove all of the most stubborn grime and dirt from your carpet. Even if you do not see it, it is probably there. It is stuck way down in the fibers of the carpet. But if I cannot see it, then why should I care? The reason is because it will smell to high Heaven. People forget that carpet cleanings and vacuums can also make your home smell better.

It is also good to have them tighten up some of the interior machinery, too. (As a side note, some vacuum cleaner repair shops will also be able to perform sewing machine repair too because of their ability to work with the internal gears.) Just as you would take your car in for a tune up, you should also consider getting a tune up for your vacuum cleaner.

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Things to Avoid Doing to Avoid Wrecking Your Vacuum Cleaner

Most American households have vacuum cleaners, regardless of whether there is carpet flooring or not. Most people opt to have one or two types of vacuum cleaners as they are useful not just for carpet cleaning but for upholstery cleaning, as well.

It is just unfortunate to note that most of us do not really pay particular attention to the proper use and maintenance of our vacuum cleaner. It has grown to be a staple in our household that we normally do not think about what would happen without having one. We just assume that it will just be there for us all the time, continually functional, with need for neither care nor maintenance.

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But, alas, how wrong we could be. Vacuum cleaners still need proper care and maintenance. Do not just assume that just because it is meant to take dust and grime off things that it can be sturdy all the time by itself without us properly taking care of it.

So, how are we supposed to take care of our vacuum cleaner, then?

Let’s start with the Don’ts.

Do not vacuum over the cleaner’s cord. Although the cords of your vacuum cleaner are tough enough to stand some degree of trauma, you should NEVER run your vacuum cleaner with its spinning brush over its own cord lest you are ready to get some vacuum repair done on it. The suction from the vacuum will most likely damage or fray the exterior of its cord. When the cords will show some damage, it will already be unsafe to use your vacuum cleaner.

Do not vacuum hard objects. Vacuum cleaners are meant to suction off dust and small items that cannot just be simply picked up or sweep off. It is not meant to suction off relatively big hard objects. Then, do not just run over the vacuum cleaner over a small rock, penny, or toy part. The rule of thumb is, if you can pick it up, pick it up. Those hard objects can seriously damage the interior of your vacuum cleaner or they can get lodged inside areas of your vacuum cleaner that is difficult to reach.

Do not let the vacuum cleaner run when it is overfilled. You must empty out the dust bag or bin of your vacuum cleaner when it is filled to its capacity. Not doing so will drastically reduce the performance of your vacuum cleaner.  Additionally, you will also run the risk of overheating, or, worse, damaging your vacuum cleaner. When you notice that the your vacuum cleaner suction seems not to be working, open the bin or bag to check if it has already filed up. Chances are, emptying your vacuum cleaner will drastically improve its performance.

Do not vacuum water. Regular vacuum cleaners are not designed to suction off water. If you do so, you run the risk of seriously damaging your vacuum cleaner, or worse, getting electrocuted. Even when you won’t get electrocuted or the vacuum cleaner won’t get damaged in the process, you still have to deal with the mess when you empty out your vacuum cleaner bin or bag. If you don’t want to have some vacuum cleaner repair done when you damage your cleaner due to water intrusion, just get a dry/wet vacuum cleaner instead.

I took our old vacuum to the repair shop

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Here is a pro tip to anyone that has a long haired dog: You should check the rollers on your vacuum to make sure that there is no hair built up around the drum. I’ll wait while you check it now…

Dog hair can be one of the main reasons why you got a vacuum cleaner in the first place but it’s also one of the main culprits that can cause damage to your vacuum cleaner and cause it’s performance to go down. This is exactly what happened to me and my story of how it all got fixed.

I am probably a lot like you in that I can’t really fix too many things that break around the house. I’ve learned to do the basics like paint, unclog the drain and even how to check for clogs in the dishwasher, but when it comes to things like the lawnmower or vacuum cleaner, I leave that up to my husband or to professionals. The same can definitely be said for cars, I don’t know the first thing about cars and I don’t even pretend to.

So since I am not able to give you tips or advice on how to fix a broken vacuum cleaner, the least I can do is point you in the direction of an amazing vacuum repair store in Denver where you can have it looked at. If your vacuum is so bad that you already have your eyes on a new one do not fear, the place I am endorsing also has a wide variety of new and used vacuum cleaners to choose from. They can even take trade ins if you are hoping to get some money for that old thing and put it towards the price of a new one.

The store is called All Ray’s Vacuum Cleaners and I have known about them for years. All Ray’s is the place where I bought our last vacuum about six years ago and it’s actually a store that my parents used to go to back in their day. I think All Ray’s has been around and open for business for the better part of half a century and that speaks to their great selection and excellent customer service. In fact, All Ray’s prides themselves on focusing on the customer and making sure they are happy every step of the way. The same family that owns and operates the store now is the same one that always has. This means their level of commitment to the customer will never waiver since it is tied to their family pride, not just a corporate philosophy.

All Ray’s also has one of the largest selections of Dyson vacuums in Denver. There are several amazing products that Dyson has come out with recently and they all hold their value really well. Dyson vacuum cleaners are known for their excellent construction and materials used and of course the claim that their vacuum cleaners never lose suction. The price might be a bit higher but worth it if the vacuum lasts for a long time.

Anyone know of a good place for vacuum repair?

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I’m not exactly expecting a question like this to generate enough interest to the point where my inbox will be full, but hopefully one or two of you has had to get your vacuum repaired in the past and can help me narrow my search before I begin. I should point out that at the moment my vacuum seems to be working fine but it has been quite a while since it has ever been serviced so I think in order to keep it working perfectly for the next few years I should go and have it checked out. I don’t know much about vacuum sales or service so I really have no idea what to expect as far as the price goes. The way I see it is you might as well put some time and energy into maintenance rather than a lot of time and energy into replacing or fixing things that you neglected to take care of. I have been like that with every car I have ever owned and it might be the reason why so many of my cars last for such a long time. I think the vacuum repair man would have to take the bag out and clean out the hoses and lines to make sure there is no dirt or debris stuck inside. If this happens you can lose a lot of power and suction which makes the vacuum ineffective. I think I pass a vacuum cleaner repair shop on the way home from work, I will check them out.

I need to take my vacuum to get repaired

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I have a very long “to do” list of things I need to get done before I leave for my teaching abroad adventure. It is a teacher exchange program so I will be going to live in England in another teacher’s home and they will be coming to live in mine. For that reason I am going through my house with a fine toothed comb to see what things I could improve on and what things need to be removed or replaced. One thing I’ve noticed while doing my final run of cleaning is that the vacuum cleaner is broken. So, seeing as I know nothing about repairing a vacuum cleaner and I don’t have any mechanical ability whatsoever, I need to call a vacuum repair store and have them come and help me out. I don’t know if they  make house calls but if they did that would be amazing because my car isn’t running so well at the moment either.

I just don’t want to leave the incoming teacher without a means to clean up the place when she feels fit. I have loaded a bunch of other cleaning supplies into a plastic bin under the sink so she will have convenient access to them whenever she needs them. I just can’t forget to take care of this vacuum repair before I get too busy and it slips away from me. The last time I did that I forgot to clean out the oven before Thanksgiving and it turned out to be a mess.

Posted on November 15, 2013, in vacuum2.

Vacuum cleaner revenge

It is not normal for families who do not live together to have weekly dinners but that is exactly what my family does. Every week it is some twisted mess that no one is particularly excited about but neither is anyone particularly damaged by the events. At least so far no one has been forced to begin therapy. The big spill of last weeks dinner was my sister’s husband making some stupid, sexist remark about how he was going to buy her a vacuum cleaner for Christmas. Vacuum cleanerIt wasn’t so much what he said exactly but rather how he said it. It was laced with connotations of a woman’s place in the home type of thing. With Christmas coming up fairly soon I figured instead of blowing up at him at the table like I wanted to, I would start in with some planning to make my point in a bigger, and hopefully funnier way. So a few days later I went down to the vacuum store and searched for admittedly too long trying to find the perfect vacuum cleaner to fit my brother-in-law. It has been such a long time since I had bought a vacuum cleaner that honestly I forgot just how many options there are. Finally, I decided that since this is more of a prank gift than anything, the functions don’t so much matter so I just found the ugliest one I possibly could.  Now it is wrapped under the Christmas tree just waiting for my sexist brother-in-law. Hopefully now he will think more before he disrespects my sister.

Is it worth taking your old vacuum to a vacuum cleaner repair shop?

I had a sewing machine that I was getting fixed and so I took it to my local sewing machine/vacuum store.  There are not very many of those around anymore.  I had been having problems with my sewing machine for a long time and decided to take it in.  I did not realize how bad it was until I started sewing with it again.  It was amazing how much better it worked.  While waiting for my sewing machine I was talking to them about my vacuum cleaner as well and they mentioned how important it is to keep that maintained.  vacuum cleaner repairSo in the next couple of months I took my vacuum cleaner in to be serviced by a professional technician.  WOW!  I didn’t realize how bad it was working.  I have to be so careful now.  It sucks up everything that gets too close.  It’s wonderful and amazing!!  I can’t say enough about it.  I use my vacuum cleaner a lot more than my sewing machine.  I just always figured that after you had used a vacuum for a certain amount of time and it started not working very well you would get rid of it and get a new one.  Not this time.  It wasn’t that expensive and it works just like new, maybe even better than new.  So glad I took the time to get it serviced at a nearby vacuum cleaner repair shop.  It’s made the entire difference in the world with cleaning the carpets and how clean they are.

A Dyson For Christmas

Dyson vacuums DenverSally Robertson had a strange request for Christmas last year. She implored her husband, Tom, to get the one of the Dyson vacuums in Denver she’d seen when she was in the city. The vacuum cleaners have a great reputation for quality, and the store she visited downtown was having a great sale on some of the older models. Sally knew it was a great opportunity and began dropping hints immediately. Tom may have seemed oblivious to everything, but he had already picked up one of the vacuums when she first mentioned it to him. He hated Christmas shopping and was happy have it out of the way.

You wouldn’t think people would get excited about a vacuum cleaner, but with a Dyson it’s more common than you probably realize. When Sally unwrapped her Dyson on Christmas more, she flipped out. She was so excited that she ignored the rest of her presents and started vacuuming the house! Talk about excited. Tom had to yell at her to get her to turn the vacuum off and join the family to open the rest of the presents.

As you can see, people get pretty serious about their vacuum cleaners. With a Dyson, at least it makes a little bit of sense. They are truly great cleaning machines, fit for any mess. There are very versatile too, since you can use them to vacuum almost any surface. If you’re like Sally, you probably already know all about them. Why not start saving a few extra dollars now and buy ones as soon as possible. It’s a quality investment.

All Rays Vacuum

3740 South Broadway

Englewood CO

(303) 781-7448