The smelling vacuum cleaner is a very common problem for most of the houses with pets. When you have a dog in your house it’s very common that your vacuum cleaner smells like dog. Even without having pets, those who are too lazy to clean their vacuum regularly can face this problem. You can follow some simple tricks to get rid of unwanted odor from the vacuum cleaner.
How to make your vacuum cleaner smell fresh:
Once you found where the smell is coming from and already cleaned that place, you can do following things to make your vacuum cleaner smell fresh.
Baking soda water
Baking soda is an amazing and natural way to get rid of any type of unwanted smell. Especially if your vacuum cleaner smells like dog or cat pee, it is the easiest solution you can try. Make a solution with 1 tablespoon baking soda and 2 cups of water. Now spray it in the dust cup and beater bar and wipe with a clean dry cloth. If the smell is hard then you can make the solution in a high amount and soak the dust cup and the other accessories which are washable.
Cleaning your washable vacuum bags is a good way to get rid of the damp smell from it. On the other hand, filters are more sensitive than the vacuum bags. Never wash a washable filter with anything other than water until it is mentioned in your user manual.
Cinnamon stick/ Baking Soda/ Orange Peel
If washing is not the option then you can put some baking soda or cinnamon sticks inside the bag or the dust cup. You can also use some orange or lemon peels in the same way. All of these are great remedies for the bad smell.
Deodorize with cat litter for less damp
If you want to prevent your vacuum cleaner to grow the damp smell again, pit some cat letter inside the bag or dust cup. Cat litters work like magic as a deodorizer. It also soaks the bad smell out of your vacuum cleaner.
Another good deodorizer is dryer sheets. Dryer sheets are most effective if the vacuum is smelling because if wet or damp. Just put few dryer sheets inside the dirtbag or dustbin when you are not working with the vacuum cleaner. Remove them before using and replace once in a while.
Vacuuming a Towel
If you are dealing with a small amount of smell or you just want to make the vacuum smell good, then this is a very easy trick. It does not need any cleaning or soaking with water.
Bring a towel and spray some vanilla or orange extract in it. You can also use lemon juice or any other kind of flavor, as you like. Now vacuum the towel with a low suction power. This is a very effective and easy way to keep your vacuum smelling fresh.
Vacuuming Ground Cinnamon/ Baking Soda
Another easy trick to keep your vacuum cleaner smelling fresh is this. Put some ground cinnamon or baking soda on the floor and vacuum it. It will deodorize the whole vacuum machine. Practicing it regularly can prevent developing any bad smell in the vacuum cleaner at all.
Regularly cleaning your vacuums dirtbag or dust cup will help to reduce the chance of any bad odors. These are the few very easy tricks that you can do to prevent developing or getting rid of any type of unwanted smell in your vacuum cleaner.