The answer to the question: “what is the best vacuum cleaner?” might vary a lot among people with different needs and preference. There are many types and styles of vacuum cleaner for you to choose from.
And I have to say, when you finally come up with the model that you like, you have to spend a lot of time researching and looking for the best model. Moreover, you have to pay a lot of money to get one as well.
It also surprises me a lot when I see a lot of people fail to clean the vacuum cleaner frequently. Cleaning it on a regular basis is more important than you might think.
- As I mention above, you have to spend a lot of time and money to buy one so you might want it to last as long as possible. In order for it to last, you need to maintain a regular care and cleaning.
- In addition, a vacuum cleaner is responsible for cleaning your house. When it is dirty, it will not able to do so any more. Instead, it will lose suction and be unable to collect dirt. Sometimes, it even releases the dirt back into the air.
Therefore, it is very important that you clean it properly. Here are some things that you should know when you clean a vacuum cleaner:
Read The Manuals
Before you start to clean the vacuum cleaner, especially for the first time, you need to read the manual books carefully and follow their instructions on how to clean the vacuum cleaner. In the manual books, you will be able to read information about which part of the vacuum cleaner you can clean with water and which part you cannot.
In addition, reading the manual books will help you to know which component of the vacuum cleaner you should clean and which you should replace. This regards to the vacuum cleaners filer, which I will discuss about later on in this article.
Follow the manual books carefully and thoroughly will prevent you from damaging the vacuum cleaner and having to spend a lot of money to have it fix.
It is also worth mentioning that you need to know how to use the vacuum cleaner in a correct way. Once again, you can find a lot of good information about this area in these manual books.
Some of the things you cannot use the vacuum cleaner against are:
- Large and hard objects such as pencils or pens
Cleaning The Filter
When it comes to cleaning the filter, actually you have 2 options: cleaning it and replacing it. You should read the information regarding about this problem in the manual books.
In case you need to replace it, remember to take it out and change it as guided on the manual books. Replaceable filters are not supposed to be cleaned and used frequently. Normally, you should replace it about 6 months to 1 year.
When you need to clean it, you should check if you can clean it by hand or use the washing machine. In both cases, after you clean it with soapy water and hot water, you need to take it out and let it dry thoroughly before you put it back into the vacuum cleaner.
Proving that the filter of the vacuum cleaner is still wet, when you put it back into the vacuum cleaner, it will become an ideal environment for mold and mildew to develop.
Cleaning Other Parts
Other parts of the vacuum cleaner that you need to clean include the vacuum cleaner bag and brush roll.
With the brush roll, you need to take out all of the hair and big pieces of dirt that are stuck onto this part.
In case of the vacuum cleaner bag, you need to throw away fall of the dirt inside it and clean it. It is also common that many vacuum cleaners come with disposable bag. In this case, all you need to do is taking the bag out and replace the new one.
Check The Cord
Finally, before you start cleaning your vacuum cleaner, you need to play the power cord out. First of all, the cord will be easily broken if you accidentally pull it out from a far distance with a force. Secondly, cleaning with the cord on will increase your risk of getting electrical shock.
So make sure you turn of the vacuum cleaner and pull out the plug before you proceed to clean the vacuum cleaner.
Here are some of the most important things that you should know when you clean your vacuum cleaner. By proper cleaning and maintaining all parts inside the vacuum cleaner, especially the vacuum bag and the filter, you would be able to make the vacuum cleaner work as effectively as always and last for as long as you want.
My name’s Helen Macdonald. In fact, I often ended up with vacuum cleaners which were no good to me. Well, we learn from experience, right? And in fact, my long hours of research and intensive experience of buying and trying out vacuum cleaners have made me gain a wealth of information. I am more than ready to share this information.