Steps to Clean the Vacuum Cleaner:
The user manual that comes with your vacuum cleaner is the first thing you need before cleaning your vacuum. The manual will show how to remove all the parts from the main unit, which parts are washable and which are not.
Now remove all the parts apart from the vacuum cleaner. You may want to do this job outside of your house. Because it is going to be messy. If you have asthma or dust allergy then use proper masks while doing the job.
If your vacuum contains a dust cup, empty it in the bin. If it contains a dirtbag, then remove the dirtbag from the unit and clean it by dumping the dust in the bin.
- Make a Baking soda solution
To clean your vacuum cleaner properly and make it smell like new, you can use this baking soda solution. Mix 2 cups of water and 1 tablespoon baking soda. Now put it in a spray bottle. This solution can get rid of the unwanted smell out of the vacuum cleaner.
Spray the solution in the dust cup and wipe with a fresh cloth. If not using the solution, you can also clean the dust cup by cleaning it with soapy water and leave it to dry.
If your vacuum comes with a bag, soak it in soapy water and clean it properly. Leave it for at least 24 hours, so it is completely dry. In the case of un-washable bags, replace it if it is needed.
To clean the filters of your vacuum cleaner you need to check the filters are washable or not. In the case of washable filters, you can clean it with cold water and rinse it. Then leave the filters for at least a day to completely get it dry.
If the filters are not washable then clean the loose dust out of it just by carefully tapping it. You can also use air compressor blowguns to clean up these types of vacuums. Never soak an un-washable filter into water, because it will completely ruin the filter. Check if the filter needs to be replaced, do it if needed.
- How to clean a vacuum hose
Cleaning the hosepipe of the vacuum cleaner is very important so that nothing gets stuck and your vacuum does not lose suction power. Take a broomstick and wrap a paper towel with duct tape around it. Now spray the baking soda solution on that side of the broomstick and clean the long hose pipe with it.
- Cut hair out of the brush roll
Remove the brush roll from the beater bar. Don’t worry if there are a lot of tangled hair in the brush roll. Take a scissor and cut the hair out of it carefully. Just make sure you do not go to the bristles of the brush roll while cleaning the hair. Take a cotton swab and put some rubbing alcohol in it. Bow clean the beater bar with the cotton swab.
- Use Rubbing alcohol to remove scuff marks
To make your vacuum cleaner look as new take the cotton swab and rub with it. The places with scuffs and scratches can be cleaned with alcohol rub and it will look much better and cleaner than before.
- Clean all the other tools
Clean all the other extra tools and accessories like the crevice tool or the upholstery tools with soapy water or the baking soda solution.
Let your vacuum cleaner parts to dry for at least 24 hours. Finally assemble them and your vacuum cleaner is ready to go.