Many homeowners go through several different vacuums over the years. A good deep cleaning can increase a vacuum’s life and prevent the unnecessary cost of prematurely buying a new one.
Tasks can be done by: Homeowner, cleaning company, or handyman
How To Deep Clean Your Vacuum | Task Steps
Step 1 – Inspect Vacuum
- Inspect your vacuum by reviewing the owner’s manual and familiarizing yourself with the vacuum’s various parts.
- Break down your vacuum by taking apart all the easily removable parts. You want these parts to be either washable or replaceable. Check the owner’s manual for which parts are washable.
Step 2 – Clean Vacuum
- Fill an empty sink with hot, soapy water and submerge the washable parts.
- All the parts that aren’t washable should be wiped clean with a cloth. Allow all the parts you washed to dry before placing them back in the vacuum.
- Take the vacuum outside to use the can of compressed air because it will generate a lot of dust. You want to get all the dust out of cracks and crevasses that are hard to reach.
- Now take a screwdriver and unscrew the bottom compartment and remove the rotating floor brush to clean it. Use scissors to cut around all the tangled hair to free up the bristles.
- Also, check the vacuum drive belts because they can wear over time. If there are tears, cuts, or stressed areas, they should be replaced. Replacements can often be found online.
- Check the air passageway behind the floor brush for clogs and remove any obstructions.
- Lastly, change or clean the filter before reassembling the vacuum.
- Tool List: screwdriver, scissors
- Supply List & Costs: cleaning cloth – damp/wet, compressed air can, dish soap
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