How to deep clean your vacuum

How to deep clean your vacuum

We all know that a vacuum is a handy tool to keep your home clean and tidy, but it will need a little attention itself from time to time. Premature damage can be avoided with some TLC, including cleaning. Cleaning your vacuum parts in Ottawa can be done easily and quickly and will prolong the life of your vacuum.

How to deep clean your vacuum.


Grime can accumulate on the inside of the canister even when you are very good about emptying it regularly. Make sure the vacuum is unplugged and remove the canister. Wash it out using warm (not hot) water and gentle soap. Allow it to air dry. When it is completely dry, replace it in the vacuum and you are set.


There are different types of filters depending on the make and model of your vacuum. Some filters are washable, and others must simply be replaced. Check your owner's manual or check online. If your filter is washable, remove it from the vacuum and gently tap it against a hard surface to dislodge the dust and dirt. Rinse the filter under running warm water but don't use any soap or cleanser. Allow the filter to air-dry overnight. Return the filter to the vacuum.


The base plate holds the powerhead motor and agitator brush. This is a likely spot to accumulate debris and has string or hair clog. Remove the base plate. Carefully cut away any hair or string, avoiding the brush bristles. Remove the side cap to remove anything stuck in the bearing. Use a grout brush or old toothbrush to clean the bar. With a microfibre cloth, wipe down the base plate. Replace all items appropriately.


At least every few months, deep clean to hose. For non-electrical hoses, remove the hose from the vacuum and run hot water to loosen any dirt or debris. Shake one-half cup of baking soda through the hose to cover the inside. Pour 2 cups of white vinegar into the hose. When the fizzing stops, rinse thoroughly with hot water. Hang the hose, so the air dries completely. For electrical hoses, use the same process, except be sure no water gets onto the wire contacts, permanently damaging the hose.


Use a microfibre cloth to tidy up the exterior.

If you have any questions, contact a vacuum specialist.

If you have questions about how to clean your vacuum or feel like cleaning is not enough, and you need new vacuum parts in Ottawa, contact our specialists or check out our online store. With our wide selection of vacuum parts, we are sure to have what you need to get your vacuum working like new again. So why wait? Shop now!

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