The filters of bagless vacuum cleaners play an important role in the cleaning of the floors in your home.
They ensure that dust and dirt particles are picked up and directed to the dirt cup, keeping it away from the motor. They also ensure that dust and dirt do not get released back into the air.
Therefore, it is vital that you clean the filters on a regular basis so that they do not become clogged up. This causes the vacuum to lose power or to break down completely that you will need to buy a new one.
So asking the question of how to clean a bagless vacuum filter is understandable.
In this article, we briefly explain the different types of vacuum filters. We also explain how often should they be cleaned and the best ways to clean them.
Types of vacuum cleaner Filters
Lately, the majority of bagless vacuum cleaners are fitted with more than one filter. You will need to find and clean them all. Here are the different types that you can expect to find:
How often should you clean your vacuum’s filter?
There are many different types, makes, and models of bagless vacuum cleaners on the market. With that said, there are different types of filters and different ways of cleaning them. Some are disposable and need to be replaced ever so often and others that can be washed and re-used.
The manufactures of each type of vacuum cleaner will give you their own advice about how and how often you should clean the filters. They should mention this in the included manual that comes with each vacuum cleaner.Generally, how often the filters should be cleaned would depend on the type of filter you have and how often your vacuum cleaner is used. On average, most filters should be cleaned or replaced every three months. But if you use your vacuum cleaner a lot it then should be more often. For example:
Consult the vacuum’s Manual
It is extremely important that before we get into how to clean a bagless vacuum filter, you grab the manual for your vacuum cleaner. Make sure you know how many filters your vacuum cleaner has and whether the filters are washable or not.
While you are busy going through the manual of your vacuum cleaner. It is also worthwhile to take note of how to take the vacuum apart to gain access to the filters.
Now that you have an idea of the different types of filters and have consulted the vacuum cleaners manual. You also know if they can be washed or not. It is time to look at the different ways that the filters can be cleaned.
This can be a messy job to do, so it is best to clean your vacuum cleaner and filters while outside in your garden. This way the dirt and dust do not mess all over your clean floors or pollute your breathing air.
How to clean a Non-washable filter
To clean a non-washable filter there are a few tools that you could use. These tools will help to clean the filter like a soft paintbrush or an old toothbrush, hairdryer, or another vacuum cleaner if you have one.
Remember with a non-washable filter, you should not use any water or liquids at all, as this will damage the filters.
Then follow the steps below to clean a non-washable filter:
If the non-washable filters are damaged in any way, it is then best to replace them with a new one.
How to clean a washable filter
To clean a filter that is washable, follow the simple steps below:
How to clean a bagless vacuum filter will depend on the types of filters your vacuum has and whether they can be washed or not. To know for sure, it is best to consult your vacuum cleaners manual and follow the easy steps that we have provided to clean them.
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