How To Clean A Vacuum Cleaner


Most people often use their vacuum cleaners to remove the dirt or debris in their homes or office. However, it’s quite easy to forget to clean the vacuum cleaner itself. Well, if you want to increase the lifespan of your vacuum cleaner, you need to keep it clean.

Tips For Cleaning Your Vacuum Cleaner

If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, it needs proper airflow to work properly. Therefore, you need to keep the filters and canisters clean. For routine maintenance, you need to make sure the canister is emptied, especially when it halfway full. Here are some of the best cleaning tips to help you keep your vacuum clean and a few requirements for the cleaning task.

• Microfiber cloths

• Scissors

• Dishwashing liquid

• Grout brush

Cleaning The Vacuum Canister

Start by unplugging the vacuum cleaner then remove the canister. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe the inside part of the canister. Use warm soapy water to wash the canister. Make sure the canister is dry before replacing it.

Cleaning The Filter

Start by reading the manufacturer’s recommendations to determine whether you need to wash the filter or replace it completely. Start by removing the filter and tap it against a hard surface to remove any dust. Make sure you do this over a trash can to avoid spreading dust to other areas of your home.

Rinse the filter under some warm water. Avoid using soap or cleaners unless the manufacturer recommends doing the same. Leave the filter to dry overnight and make sure it is dry before replacing it.

Cleaning The Base Plate

First, you need to remove the base plate to make it easier to clean the beater bar. Remove any hair or threads to avoid damaging the bristles found on the bar. Use a dry microfiber cloth to wipe down the base plate. Finally, wipe down the outside part of the vacuum using the same microfiber cloth.


Cleaning your vacuum is important as using it to clean your home. Note that, you will increase the lifespan of your vacuum cleaner thus you can use it to remove any debris or dust build-up in your home effortlessly. Of course, you need to check the manufacturer’s recommendations before you dismantle the vacuum cleaner and start any of the cleaning tips mentioned above. That way, you will not use the wrong detergent or soap to clean the inside parts and make sure it’s completely clean for any further use.

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