Cleaning Out Your Vacuum Cleaner

Owning a properly working vacuum cleaner is a necessity in life because it’s the only way we can keep our homes clean. However, it’s just as important to clean your vacuum. In fact, if you fail to properly clean your vacuum, it won’t run at its full potential. For this reason, these steps must be followed.

The first step is to always remember to remove the dirt compartment as soon as it’s 3/4 full. This is an obvious step because if the vacuum is full it won’t collect any dirt. In addition to emptying the dirt, you’ll also need to clean the filter. To clean the filter you’ll need to remove it and clean it manually. Then, to remove the collected debris, clean the filter with dishwashing soap. Once you’ve successfully cleaned the filter, wash it in cold water and let it dry.

Second, you have to remember to clean the attachments as well. Many people forget that the attachments get as dirty as the vacuum cleaner. So, once you’re ready to clean them, remove them from the vacuum. Then, soak the attachments in a bucket of water with Lysol, for about 15 minutes. This process will get rid of anything you don’t want, and it will get rid of any foul odor. Plus, while you’re cleaning the attachments, you can also clean the exterior of your vacuum. To do this all you’ll need is an appliance polisher and an old rag. This process will get rid of any dirt or grease on the outside of the machine.

For those who use an upright vacuum cleaner, the brush roll will also get very dirty. So, the third tip is too always clean the brush roll properly. To do this you must first remove the roll, and then carefully remove the collected hair. Plus, if you come across pet dander or fibers be sure to remove them as well. And, if the roll smells funny to you, you can also rinse it in soapy water. This is a good idea anyway, as soapy water will get rid of any lingering residues.

Finally, to make your cleaning experience more enjoyable, consider buying a robot vacuum cleaner. You’ve no doubt seen a few of these products recently, and it’s true that they’ll make your job a lot easier. For the purpose of this article, the main benefit of products like iRobot and Scooba is that they’re easy to clean. In fact, all you’ll have to do is remove the cleaning brush and wash it manually. Plus, products like Roomba are fully automatic. So, instead of cleaning your house yourself, you can push a button and let the machine do the work for you.