To ensure the carpets are efficiently vacuumed, homeowners should thoroughly clean the vacuum once a month. With an effectively operating vacuum, you are able to vacuum the carpets well on a daily basis. In conjunction with professional cleaning, the carpets can last well into the years ahead. With that in mind, we at Steam Magic Carpet Cleaning have put together some basic steps how to clean a bag or bagless vacuum. Please keep in mind that vacuums have some differences and the owner’s manual should be read over to ensure compatibility with the steps suggested below.
Supplies & Equipment Needed to Clean Vacuums
Acquire the following supplies:
– Vacuum’s Manual
– Sink Filled with Warm Soapy Water
– New Filter ( filters should be changed every 6 months)
– Dust Cloth
– Compressed Air
Detach Removable Vacuum Parts
Remove all the detachable parts of your vacuum cleaner that includes; all attachment accessories, HEPA post-motor filter, the secondary cyclone piece, the dust bin, the pre-motor filter, roller, and other such components.
Wash and Dry Vacuum Parts & Attachments
As mentioned before, to ensure none of the pieces will be compromised check with the manual before submerging any pieces in the soapy water. Generally, the vacuum’s secondary cyclone, extension wands, dust bin, and pre-motor filter can all be washed with soap and water. The parts that cannot be soaked need to be wiped clean with a dust cloth. Manufactures recommend that the vacuum’s HEPA filter be replaced every 6 months, in addition to monthly cleanings. Allow the pieces air dry over night, or if need be longer, as they all need to be completely dry before reassembly following the completion of washing all of the components.
Wipe Down Inside Vacuum Cleaner Compartments
The interior of the vacuum collects dust due to the dust bin not fully sealing. Blast the areas with a can of compressed air to effectively remove the dust. Be sure to wear a face mask if you have allergies, and do this step outside as an explosion of dust will occur and then settle on the surfaces.
Clean Rotating Floor Brush
Use the appropriate screwdriver to unscrew the case to reach the rotating floor brush. After you have freed the cylinder, use the scissors to cut loose the tangling of strings and hair from the rotating brush, and simply grip the debris and pull out what you can with your fingers. Be sure the cylinder is clean and dry before you reattach it and screw the casing back together.
Check for Clogs in Vacuum & Hose
Just behind the floor brush is a small circular air passageway, which is the primary path of the suction for dirt and debris. Use a toothbrush designated for cleaning and make certain the path is free from obstruction. Follow up by cleaning the hose out of any existing clogs as well.
Once the parts are fully dry (it can take all night) and the vacuum is completely clean, install the new post-motor filter at this time and reassemble. Once you have it all put together, wipe down the entire exterior of the vacuum.
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