Have you ever noticed when the bagless vacuum cleaner just is not vacuuming efficiently, perhaps even emitting abnormal sounds? The solution might simply be that it needs cleaning. If your vacuum’s inner workings are being hindered by a buildup of dirt and debris, the floors are not getting adequately vacuumed. With that in mind, we at Heart of Texas ChemDry would like to share some tips and advice on getting your bag-less vacuum clean.
How to Clean a Vacuum Cleaner that Smells
1) Collect the Tools:
– Compressed Air
– Dish Soap
– Dust Cloth
– New Filter
– Vacuum’s Manual
2) Disassemble Vacuum: Begin by removing all the washable and replaceable parts of your vacuum cleaner. This includes; the dust bin, secondary cyclone piece, all attachment accessories, pre-motor filter, HEPA post-motor filter, roller and other such pieces.
3) Wash & Dry Parts: Be sure to check the manual before diving into the cleaning; but wash the removable parts well. Most vacuum’s dust bin, extension wands, secondary cyclone, and pre-motor filter can all be washed with soap and water. Parts that cannot be submerged should only be wiped clean with a dust cloth. It is recommended by manufacturers that the vacuum’s HEPA filter be replaced every 6 months. Also, you’ll want to leave time to allow the parts to air dry before you put them back on the vacuum. Before reassembling, all of the parts need to be thoroughly dry. To be safe, allow them to dry overnight or longer if necessary.
4) Dust Inside Compartments: The dust bin isn’t sealed leading to the inner compartments of the vacuum can accumulate dust. Blast the areas with a can of compressed air. Lots of dust will fly. If you have allergies, wear a face mask or do it outside where the dust can spread out more quickly.
5) Remove the Rotating Floor Brush: Use the screwdriver to unscrew the compartment that holds the rotating floor brush. Once frees, clean the rotating brush, using the scissors to cut the hair and string wrapped around the cylinder. Grip the debris and pull out what you can with your fingers.
6) Check the Air Passageway for Clogs: Just behind the floor brush is a small circular air passageway, which is the primary passageway of the suction path for dirt and debris. To ensure efficiency, use a toothbrush designated for cleaning and make certain the path is free from obstruction. Do the same for the vacuum hose and clear any obstructions out of the path.
7) Reassemble the Vacuum: Following the completion of the total drying of the vacuums parts, the reassembling commences. Be sure to install the new post-motor filter at this time. After the vacuum is completely back together, give the exterior a wipe down and you are finished.
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Daily vacuuming is a great way to keep the carpet in optimal condition, impede deterioration, and improve the indoor air quality; along with annual professional carpet cleaning can extend the lifespan of your carpets. Call Heart of Texas ChemDry today to schedule your comprehensive professional deep carpet cleaning!