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How to Clean Vacuum Cleaners in Danville, CA; Filters, Hoses, Bags, Attachments & More

Carpets need routine vacuuming to stay in tip top condition; along with professional deep cleaning and other care, your carpets can last far beyond its years. But part of regular carpet maintenance includes ensuring the vacuum is operating at its full potential. With monthly cleaning and changing the filter every 6 months, your vacuum will not only last, but it will efficiently vacuum the carpets. We at Carpet Care 2000 would like to share some steps on cleaning your vacuum.

Tools & Equipment Needed to Clean Vacuum

You will need the following items:
– New filter
– Dust cloth
– Toothbrush designated for cleaning
– Vacuum’s manual
– Screwdriver (Compatible with your vacuum)
– Scissors
– Sink filled with warm soapy water
– Can of compressed air

Remove Hoses & Detachable Parts of Vacuum

Remove the detachable parts the vacuum. Review your vacuum’s manual and remove the detachable parts accordingly. Generally, in a bag-less vacuum, you can remove the following components: HEPA post-motor filter, the secondary cyclone piece, all attachment accessories, the dust bin, the pre-motor filter, roller, and any other parts specific to your vacuum.

Wash & Dry the Detachable Component

Be sure to consult with your vacuum’s manual before submerging any pieces you removed in the soapy water. All of the following parts are generally safe to soak in the soapy water; secondary cyclone, extension wands, the vacuum’s dust bin, and pre-motor filter. Any pieces that are not water friendly should be wiped with a dust cloth. Allow the recently washed pieces to air dry over night or longer if necessary; just make certain all parts are thoroughly dry before you put it back together.

Rotating Floor Brush Cleaning

You will likely need to use a screwdriver to unscrew the casing to retrieve the rotating floor brush. Once you have freed the cylinder, remove the debris. Take the scissors to cut the tangled mess of strings and hair loose from the rotating brush, grip the debris with your fingers and pull it off. If it is not permitted to be submerged and scrubbed in the soapy water, wipe it down with a damp cloth. Screw the casing back together after the cylinder is clean and dry.

Clean Your Interior Vacuum Cleaner

The interior of the vacuum collects quite a bit of dust because the dust bin doesn’t completely seal in bag-less vacuums. Be sure to wear a face mask if you have allergies and take the vacuum outside or in area where you can clean off excessive dust. Blast the can of compact air to clear out the dust; keep in mind the dust will explode off the vacuum and spread out settling on surrounding surfaces.

Unclog Any Obstructions in Vacuum & Hose

Located just behind the floor brush is the primary passageway for the suction path of dirt and debris to pass through. This small circular air passageway can be easily cleaned with a toothbrush designated for cleaning to ensure the path is free from obstruction where. Be sure to clean the hose out of any existing clogs in the same manner.

Put the Vacuum Back Together

Install the new post-motor filter at this time and put the vacuum back together when all the parts are completely dry and you are satisfied with the vacuum’s cleanliness. Manufacturers recommend that the vacuum’s HEPA filter be replaced every 6 months in addition to monthly cleanings as previously mentioned, so replace the filter if it is due. Be sure to wipe down the entire exterior of the vacuum once you have it all put together.

Carpet Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

When your carpets are due for a comprehensive carpet cleaning, contact Carpet Care 2000 and let our specialists get your carpets deeply cleaned, sanitized, and deodorized quickly and efficiently!

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