How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

 

 

The first thing you need to do is determine which hose to use. Unless it is specifically stated, NEVER use an electric hose to vacuum up liquid. For regular vacuuming of dust and debris the electric hose is great. When you’re using the floor tool and when you’re cleaning up wet spills, the non-electric hose the one you should choose. It is also called the dry hose.

 

Once you have the hose type picked connect it to the vacuum.

 

If you have a D3, D4, or SE model you will simply push your tool of choice on and twist to the right to secure it. The newer E models use a button lock so the tool will snap into place. All of the onboard tools work this way, including the crevice tool, upholstery tool, and duster brush.

 

Let’s say you want to use your floor tool! Start by attaching the short straight wand.

 

Then attach the curved wand, making sure the two small bumps are at the unattached end.

 

Now you can attach your floor tool!

 

All of those instructions are for Rainbow’s genuine tools. What do you do if your Rainbow was sold with aftermarket tools? It works mostly the same. The tools will probably be friction fit.

 

The floor tool is where it may be different. Many aftermarket floor tools have a built-in swivel, unlike the Rainbow genuine floor tool. Because of this the wands will be a little different.

 

Usually there will be two short, straight wands.

 

You just simply attach the floor tool at the end and get to cleaning!

 

 

Want to know what Rainbow vacuum is best for you? Check out our Rainbow Vacuum guide!

 

Looking for more info? Check out our Education Center!

 

Need your Rainbow repaired? Send us an email at service@greatvacs.com

 

We sell Rainbow vacuums! We buy Rainbow vacuums! And we sell parts, tools, or anything else you need! If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email as service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

How To Use Rainbow Vacuum Attachments

Our customers often ask how to use their Rainbow vacuum tools and attachments. In this video, Dustin explains exactly how it works!

 

Important Safety Tips

  • Always make sure your machine is unplugged and the power button is turned off, before servicing your vacuum.
  • Always make sure your hands are dry and free from moisture before servicing your machine.
  • Be sure to wear gloves when servicing your machine to prevent any cuts or scrapes.
  • If you are uncomfortable working on your vacuum, please don’t hesitate to contact us at service@greatvacs.com and we can help you through the process or you can send it into us to fix it for you. 

 

Question #1: When do I need to clean my HEPA filter?

 

We recommend checking your filters once a month for regular use. If you are using your vacuum a lot more, you may need to bump that up to every two weeks. If you notice light dirt or dust on the surface of your HEPA filter, it’s a good time to clean it!

 

Question #2: How do I clean a HEPA filter?

 

You can vacuum the surface of the filter. If this isn’t enough you can run it under warm water and make sure you let it air dry completely before putting it back in the vacuum and using. We recommend having a backup filter on hand. That way you can still use your vacuum while the first filter is drying.

 

We also recommend blowing the HEPA filters out. You can use an air compressor or a can of air. This works well to get the dirt and dust out from deep in the grooves.

 

Question #3: When should I replace my HEPA filter?

 

With regular household use, we recommend replacing once a year. If you vacuum a lot more than average, you should replace them every 6 months. If you keep up with checking and cleaning your HEPA filter they will last a lot longer and you won’t spend nearly as much money replacing them.

 

 

Do you have a question we didn’t answer here? Email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos.

 

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How To Choose A Commercial Vacuum Cleaner

One of the questions we get asked a lot is “How do you pick a GOOD commercial vacuum cleaner?” In this video, Dustin tackles that very question!

 

 

The bad news is there are a ton of vacuum distributors out there that make commercial vacuums that really aren’t commercial. They just take a residential vacuum, add a three-prong cord, and slap “commercial” on the front. If you buy one of these it could very well be dead within a few months. For a vacuum cleaner to be truly commercial it needs to have been designed that way from the ground up.

 

The vacuum in this video is a commercial vacuum we sell a lot of called the ProTeam. This particular model is the XP-15. It has onboard tools and an extra-wide head to make cleaning simple and fast! We sell a lot of these to professional house cleaners because they’re lightweight, reliable, and have a 5-year warranty.

 

There are three things your commercial vacuum needs to have. The first is: simplicity! You may not know who is operating the vacuum and what their technical skill level is. Simple vacuums leave less room for error. This ProTeam can go from hardwood to carpet with the flip of a switch.

 

The second thing you need is a long, durable, three-prong cord. A typical residential cord is 20-30 feet in length, but we like to see commercial cords that are 30-50 feet. They should be extra thick, in case you run them over (we’ve all done it.)

 

The third thing is dependability! Can it stand up to all the hard use it’s going to get?

 

This room is carpeted with commercial carpet, which is low-pile. Most residential vacuums don’t do well on low carpet like this.

 

Now, you’ve heard us say not to use a residential vacuum for commercial use, but the other way around is fine. You can use a commercial vacuum for your home! We have lots of customers who use these at home because they’re lightweight, dependable, have HEPA filtration, and work great on pet hair. It has extra-large tubing since it was designed for commercial use, so it doesn't clog with hair very easily.

 

Are you looking for a commercial vacuum, but aren’t sure where to start? Email us at service@greatvacs.com with more information about your commercial situation or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

 

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How To Buy A Vacuum Made In The USA

Oftentimes, people in their 30s start to look back at how many vacuum cleaners they’ve owned in the last 10 years and then they start to think about all the money they’ve thrown away. When this happens, we get emails looking for guidance on how to buy a high-quality vacuum that will last for many years. This is what we specialize in – vacuums that last decades instead of just a few years!

 

Here’s a picture of what our trade-in room used to look like. These are all vacuums that customers had traded in! Looking through the pictures you’ll notice that there are hundreds and, unfortunately, most of these end up in landfills. They are made in China for $20-30 and are designed to be disposable. It’s great for the vacuum manufacturers, but not great for the consumer!

Every 2-3 years you’re spending more money to get a vacuum that doesn’t work that well. If you were to invest in a good, high-end, American-made vacuum, you could expect them to last 20-30 years and they have the added bonus of cleaning better. This translates to huge savings and an improved cleaning experience!

We actually contacted many of the manufacturers about recycling these old vacuums, but it costs them less to just make new ones in China and ship them over. It is a "good" business model, but not one we believe in.

 

 

If you've gone looking for a high-end vacuum you may have noticed that they’re more expensive than the ones you find in big box stores. To help this cost, we actually buy used vacuums, rebuild them, and then sell them with our own 5-year warranty! This way you can get a high-end vacuum without paying an arm and a leg! Here you can see a bunch of the brands we sell.

 

So how do you buy an American made vacuum cleaner? Start by going to our website – www.greatvacs.com – and use the search option. In this video Dustin searched for the generic term “vacuum.”

 

On the left you’ll see all these different options you can filter. At the bottom you can see “Made in U.S.A.”

 

Select that and you will get a bunch of different vacuum cleaners that are made in the U.S.A. Use these options to further narrow down what you’re looking for! And that’s how you can find a good, made in the US vacuum cleaner that will last you for many years and save more money.

 

If you need any parts, supplies or have any questions, email us at service@greatvacs.com or leave a comment! You can also head on over to our YouTube channel to see more educational videos on all of our different products.

 

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