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Tips for Cleaning and Maintaining Your Vacuum Cleaner

Views: 157     Author: Site Editor     Publish Time: 2020-07-31      Origin: Site

For a person who really hate sweeping, vacuum cleaner is definitely one of the greatest inventions. With a vacuum cleaner, you don’t have to stoop down and inspect all the small corners attentively, all you need is plug it in and it will do its work perfectly. But like any machine, it needs regular cleaning and maintenance for them to work properly. So here are some tips for vacuum cleaner maintenance.


Step 1 – Empty and Clean the Dust Cup

The dust collection cup should be emptied at a regular time because if  you operate the machine with the dust cup full, the vacuum cleaner will have smaller suction power and the vacuum cleaner motor may be damaged. Emptying the dust cup won’t take much time, but it can extend the service life of the machine. Apart from regular cleaning, you should also give your vacuum cleaner a thorough cleaning once in a while. Just wash it with soapy water and rinse it under the tap water. But remember to air dry it before reintalling it inside the machine.


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Step 2 – Replace or Wash the Filters

Most vacuum cleaners are equipped with one or more filters, but many people don’t know that filters need to be cleaned or replaced on a regular basis. If you do not clean them regularly, chances are that these vacuum cleaner filter will get clogged up and lose the ability of filtering the dust and dirt.


Step 3 – Inspect Brushes, Belts, and Hoses

The brush on the bottom of your vacuum cleaner can pick up hair, string and all sorts of other things. So you should keep the vacuum cleaner brush clean to make sure that it works effectively.


And while you are dealing with the brush, you can also inspect the vacuum cleaner belt that turns the brush. If it is tearing or breaking, it should be replaced.


Besides, the vacuum cleaner hose should also be checked on a regular basis to make sure it is not clogged up.


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Step 4 – Wipe It Down

Once you have checked the dust cup, filter, brush, belt and hose of the vacuum cleaner, you can start to clean the outside of the vacuum cleaner. Take a cloth, cotton cloth will be better, wet it with detergent and wipe down the surface of the vacuum cleaner. You can also use some rubbing alcohol to disinfect the exterior of the machine.



If you do as the tips indicated, I am sure your vacuum cleaner will stay productive and useful for a long time. Nevertheless, if you ever run into an issue you don’t know how to deal with, such as a vacuum cleaner motor burn-out, turn to the professionals for help! Some failures can really cause injure, so you had better leave the tricky failure to vacuum cleaner shop or repairman. 




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