HI, it's Allie from Crucial Vacuum!
Vacuum maintenance is basically a general procedure and requirements for all units, but your Eureka Altima Vacuum can be easily maintained and by doing so properly you will make sure your unit performs at it's maximum capacity and to last longer.
After every use, make sure to empty your unit's dust cup. Allowing for fine dust and debris to rest in your unit's dust cup for a long period may cause your unit to become clogged.
It is recommended to wash and clean your unit's filter screen weekly. To do so, tap your filter screen outdoor to take off any excess dirt and debris and then clean under running water until the water comes out clean. Allow the filter screen to fully dry before inserting it back into the unit.
Foam and cloth filters should also be washed and dried weekly, by following the same steps from cleaning the filter screen. Do not use any soap, dishwasher, dryer or washing machine to do so. Allow your filters to air dry for 24 hours before re-installing them in your Eureka.
Replace your HEPA filter and belts every 6 months. Last, make sure to clear your roller brush of any tangles hair strands or debris monthly and to replace at least every year.
You can purchase direct your replacement belts and HEPA filter from Crucial Vacuum with free shipping and an exclusive 10% coupon for Fixya.com readers, use code: FIXYA10
I hope this was helpful. If you would like further assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 877.750.9239. We have helpful and friendly customer care representatives on the line ready to assist you.
Alejandra (Allie) Sepulveda-Rivera
Crucial Vacuum Customer Care