A clean house brings peace of mind, comfort, happiness. That is a fact! You probably have already read a bunch of house cleaning tips, techniques, and guides to drive those clutter away and bring your private space back to its pristine condition. And congratulations if you’re applying all of what you’ve learned. However, we sometimes forget to clean the cleaning materials. Otherwise, it doesn’t serve its purpose as a cleaning tool. One best example is the vacuum cleaner that we have in our own house.
A vacuum cleaner is such an effective house cleaning equipment to take off the dirt and small debris stuck on the surface and on the floor. However, it doesn’t matter which brand or how expensive it is if at the end of the day you don’t find time to clean it. If it remains uncleaned, sooner or later, it won’t function properly anymore which will lead to not being useful for cleaning your house.
In this blog, we would like to share with you an effective way on how to clean a vacuum cleaner.
How to Clean Your Vacuum Cleaner
- Clean the canister
Did you know that a routine of just simply emptying the canister doesn’t actually clean it? That’s right. The canister needs more than that. The grime can actually build up over time because of the dirt left.
A detergent powder can do the trick by washing the canister gently. But make sure to air dry completely before putting it back.
- Wash of replace the filter
There are vacuum cleaners that have a foam filter. You should wash it! And once you finish cleaning it, make sure to dry it before putting it back.
On the other hand, please be mindful that there are vacuum foam filters that cannot be washed. Check the manual or instructions guide of your vacuum cleaner to be sure. There’s also a specific instruction there if a replacement is needed and on how to do it.
- Remove the dirt in the hose
There is dirt that doesn’t actually get into the canister when you’re using the vacuum. Some of them are stuck in the airway or the hose because over time it causes blockages. Make sure to inspect the hose also to wash and clean it. To do this properly, check the manual guide.
- Never forget to clean the brush or beater bar
Most of the time, long hair is stuck in this area. And this causes the beater bar not to work properly. Cut the dirt, like hair, or whatever is tangled on the brush carefully. The best way to do this is by using a scissor or a seam ripper. Please do not pull the hair or yarn tangled on the brush all at once as it may break it!
Lastly, once the dirt in this area is removed, wipe it with a microfiber cloth with alcohol. There are vacuum cleaners that are sensitive where this part cannot be directly washed or soaked with water.
Make it a Habit
Make it a good habit to clean the vacuum cleaner monthly. This can extend the life of this cleaning equipment. Let’s admit it, a vacuum cleaner is pricey. The best way you can do is clean it so you can use it longer to clean your house.
Make sure to let each part of the vacuum cleaner dry first after washing before putting it all back together. Disregarding it may cause mildew, mold, or an electric problem so please be mindful of that part! While our tips are applicable to most vacuum cleaners, always check the manual guide that came in with it. Each model is different!