CLOSED Tuesday Feb 16 due to bad weather
CORONA VIRUS UPDATE
WE ARE NOW OPEN
We are now open our regular hours. We have cordoned off much of the store to reduce the possible spread of germs. When you enter please go to the left or right. This allows us to serve 2 groups of customers while keeping them separated. Please wear a mask (C-U Public Health has now MANDATED you wear a face covering, AND they have changed the rules so the business IS RESPONSIBLE for making the customer follow the rules or we can both be fined) and practice social distancing. If you don't want to come in you can call us from the parking lot & we can come to your car if you wish. We are attempting to exercise an abundance of caution. We are wearing masks. We disinfect the door handle frequently, and our pens for customer use are disinfected after each use. If possible please leave children home, as they tend to want to handle everything.
WHILE YOU WAIT REPAIRS TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED
In the past we have attempted to do minor repairs while you wait. BUT, due to the Corona virus, we are quarantining all machines for 3-5 days before we turn them on or take them apart, So you will have to leave your machine. We do not wish to spread any virus all over the store and on the other repairs that are in. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Maybe we are exercising more caution than some would feel necessary, but if you saw the dirt that spits out of many vacuum cleaners, you wouldn't want to breath it in even if there wasn't the chance of getting a fatal virus. I & many of our customers are over 60 and we wouldn't want to spread any virus to anybody. Hopefully there will be vaccines available in a few months and we can return to normal.
WHAT ARE WE DOING?
We are still selling new vacuums, parts, bags, filters, belts, etc. We will still special order parts we don't have, if it is available (unfortunately many machines sold in the Big Box Stores are not supported with repair parts anymore. Part of the criteria for vacuums we sell is parts availability [hand vacuums and sticks are an exception, very few parts are made available by the manufacturer for machines in that price range]).
WE NOW HAVE 2 NEW NECCHI SEWING MACHINES & 1 SERGER IN STOCK!! I don't know how long they will last or whether we can quickly replace them. Most suppliers are still back ordered. We are taking in repairs, but we are quarantining them for at least 3 days before working on them. As before, machines purchased from us will be done ahead of other machines and receive a discount on parts & labor. At the moment we have a few used vacuums & 2 used sewing machines for sale, but feel free to call, as used inventory changes constantly. All used machines have been serviced and are guaranteed.
3John verse 2 says, "Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers."
So have a blessed sheltering in place, prosper and be in health.
Not only do we have better new American & German vacuums, there's more to our service than repairs. Anyone can hand you a vacuum in a box. We help YOU choose the right product for YOUR unique situation read more
We sell and service vacuum cleaners and sewing machines, and have the largest stock of bags, belts, filters, and accessories in East Central Illinois. We are an authorised new ORECK, MIELE, RICCAR, SANITAIRE, ROYAL, LINDHAUS, CIRRUS, SIRENA, & METRO Vacuum dealer. We take trade-ins & service what we sell. In addition to our large selection of new vacuums, we sometimes have some used & reconditioned vacuums, such as Hoover, Kirby, Electrolux, Filter Queen, Eureka, Royal, Bissell & others. Our stock of these varies. In addition to repairing vacuums & sewing machines, we also will attempt to replace cords & switches on lamps. We never charge if we can't repair something.
Byers Vacuum is located on the SW corner of 1st & University and shares a parking lot with Manzella's Italian Patio.
PLEASE PARK IN A MARKED SPACE.
Sometimes people just pull in the drive and stop, blocking anyone else from getting in or out easily. read more
ALLERGEN BAG SPECIAL
Get $2.00 off any package of DVC or Envirocare branded synthetic ANTI-ALLERGEN bags ONLY if you mention "Bag promo 2"
Read about upcoming sales, special purchases, etc.
Aside from over 45 years experience, we have BETTER VACUUMS and BETTER SERVICE.
We ask a lot of questions and help you to get the right vacuum for your needs.
While we are authorised sales & service for Miele, and Riccar, we are also authorised to sell Sanitaire, Oreck, Lindhaus, Cirrus, Sirena, Metro, and others. While we are not warranty centers for these we also service them. In addition we repair Kirby, Dyson, Hoover, Kenmore, Bissell Dirt Devil, Electrolux, Filter Queen, and more. click here for a list
In new sewing machines we now sell Necchi & American Home.
And of course we will service in warranty any machine purchased from us, regardless of brand, whether new or used.
We carry the largest selection of vacuum cleaner bags, belts, filters, and parts, in town, including Kenmore, Kirby, Hoover, Oreck... read more
We also sell and service some SEWING MACHINES. read more
and why? read more
SHARK LOSES FALSE ADVERTISING SUIT TO DYSON
ORDERED TO PAY OVER $16,000,000 FOR FALSELY CLAIMING SHARK CLEANED AS WELL OR BETTER
WARNING ABOUT "HAND LOOMED" RUGS read more
EUREKA BOUGHT BY CHINESE CONGLOMERATE read more
READ ABOUT ORECK'S 2013 BANKRUPTCY & PURCHASE BY CHINESE. read more
LOCAL CUSTOMER WINS $400 VACUUM. read more
JOHN BYERS APPEARS ON CILIVING TV SHOW. read more
THE FIRE UPSTAIRS
The minor electrical fire in the apartment upstairs in the wee small hours of Dec 18, 2014 did not seriously affect the store. A small amount of water dripped down and damaged 2 cardboard boxes and 1 computer printer. I couldn't even smell any smoke. read more
We take trade-ins & donations of sewing machines and some vacuums. read more
BYERS VACUUM now has brand new sewing machines again. read more
I am creating a series of articles and videos on how to do belt changes and other maintenance on vacuums. The first article, how to change a belt on a Kirby, is available to read at http://ezinearticles.com/?Kirby-Vacuum-Belt-and-Nozzle-Changing&id=7315568.
Another article on what vacuum is the best vacuum can be read at http://ezinearticles.com/?What-Is-the-Best-Vacuum-Cleaner-for-Your-Individual-Needs?&id=73 59319
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Today my faith in God and in His Son Jesus is strong, but it hasn't always been like that. I had no idea of what God was really like, or whether He even existed when I was growing up. I came to a saving knowledge and faith in Jesus and Father God when I was 29 years old. my faith
The Bible say, "For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind". While we shouldn't be afraid of Covid19, we can act in love towards others by not doing things that might spread the disease(many healthy people can have Covid19 without manifesting symptoms). We can also pray for wisdom for our leaders. The Bible says we are to "lift up all those in authority". This was written at a time the Roman emperor was killing Christians, so whether or not one agrees with our leaders, we should pray for them to make the right decisions.
LIFE IS A LIFE OR DEATH MATTER
Jesus said "no one comes to the Father except through me" Many people say there are many ways to heaven, but that isn't what God's word says. Christ died for my & your sins, and rose from the dead so that we might have Eternal Life. Do you have eternal life yet? If you're not sure, this page from Campus Crusade for Christhttps://www.cru.org/how-to-know-god/would-you-like-to-know-god-personally.html may help.
JESUS IS THE REASON FOR THE SEASON
I am a member of Living Word (the geodesic dome building by the interstate in St Joseph). We are blessed with a pastor who has the gift of teaching. Services are normally at 9:30 on Sunday morning. Masks should be worn while entering & leaving. Ushers will seat you & social distancing is practiced. Due to the Corona virus, Wednesday night live services are temporarily on hold, but there is a new message from Pastor Mike available to watch every Wednesday (or later at your leisure). Sunday's service is live streamed and also watchable later. and 7:00 Wednesday night. Living Word also emphasizes children's ministry, so bring the kids and ask an usher which classroom your child will be in. They'll learn Bible stories and memorize scripture.