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While most people would remember when was the last time they’ve used their vacuum cleaner, very few of them would actually remember when was the last time they cleaned their vacuum itself. Do you remember the last time you’ve cleaned yours? We bet you don’t.

It’s very easy to forget that household cleaning tools require maintenance themselves.

Cleaning Your Vacuum Cleaner

Your bagless vacuum relies on a strong airflow to work effectively. This is why you should always keep its filters and canisters clean. One of your routine maintenance jobs should be to make sure you empty and clean your vacuum’s canister whenever it becomes halfway full. You should also perform regular cleaning of your vacuum using the following tips.

Things you’ll need:

– A clean and soft microfiber cloth
– Dishwashing liquid
– Grout brush
– Scissors

Main Steps To Cleaning A Vacuum:


Unplug the vacuum cleaner, remove the canister and empty it. Wipe its inside with a dry microfiber cloth. Wash the canister with warm water and dishwashing liquid. Rinse it well and let it dry completely before putting it back into the vacuum cleaner.


The filter needs regular cleaning, as well. Check out your user’s manual to see whether there are any specific instructions on cleaning or replacing the filter. Some filters aren’t washable, so you need to make sure you find out this little detail before you proceed.
Yo wash a filter, you have to remove it and to know out the dust by tapping it against a hard surface. Do this over a garbage can to prevent dust from spreading around.
Rinse the filter with warm water by holding it under the sink tap. Don’t use any cleaning substances unless your user’s manual says so.
Let the filter dry overnight. Only put it back when you’re sure it has dried completely.

Base Plate

The next thing to do is to remove the base plate, in order to have access to the beater bar.
If there are lots of hair strands or threads, cut them carefully, taking care to protect the bristles on the bar.
Use the grout brush to clean the beater bar.
Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down the base plate.
Last, use the same microfiber cloth to wipe down the exterior of the appliance.

Now that you know how to care for your vacuum, you’re ready to handle your maintenance cleaning like a pro. If you need a helping hand, contact a local cleaning company to reach out for help don’t hesitate to call.