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How To Clean The Filter From Your Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

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Vacuum cleaners help keep our home clean and keep away dust and debris that can affect our health and well-being, but they also need a little bit of help to keep them running just like the first day we bought. To help you with this task we have collected a set of tips on how clean the filters from your bagless vacuum cleaner.

The first thing need to know is that most bagless vacuum cleaners have multiple filters, not just one:

  • Air entrance filter
  • Air exhaust filter
  • Foam filter
  • HEPA filter
  • Microfilter
Cleaning The Filters From Your Bagless Vacuum
How To Clean The Filter From Your Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

The first thing need to know is that most bagless vacuum cleaners have multiple filters, not just one:

All of these filters can be cleaned or replaced with new ones when they have begun to deteriorate or break down. Below we will try to explain to you how to best do it quickly and simply and just one reminder – don’t put them in the washing machine or dishwasher.

Periodically it’s essential to clean the air entrance and/or the HEPA filter and to remove their dust. And not only this filter but the foam filter the additional entry and air exit exhaust because they are the first and principle line of defense in protecting our bagless vacuum cleaners systems.

To clean the filters, we need to wash them with running water and pay particular attention to the filter ridges. Usually, the water pressure from our tap water is enough to remove the accumulated dust and debris that remain the filters. If some of the dirt and debris remains in the filter, it is OK to place the full pressure of the water in those specific spots, and if you have a very soft bristle brush, you can use it in those remaining dirty sections.

Before reinserting the clean filter in the machine the filters need to be completely dry, it’s always recommended to wait at least 24 hours before reinserting the filter.

  • It’s typically recommended to clean the air entrance/HEPA filter after six months of use.
  • Also never use your vacuum cleaner without the air entrance/HEPA filter installed since this can cause damage to your vacuum cleaner sensitive interior parts.

Now let’s repeat the same cleaning method to the microfilter normally placed in the backside of the vacuum cleaner.

Rinse Filter with Water, Dry for 24 hours

To clean the chassis and the interior of the vacuum cleaner it’s always good a damp cloth or paper towel to make sure there’s no dust or dirt left behind.

With these cleaning tips you will be able to extend the life of your vacuum cleaner and at the same time having a cleaner home day in and day out.


Some tips and advantages of using a bagless vacuum cleaner

Once you have cleaned your bagless vacuum cleaner, you’ll be able to use it just like you did purchase the new. Some bagless vacuum advantages are:

  • Never having to replace a bag

With bagless vacuum cleaners, you won’t have to spend the extra money in buying bags and since some bags only hold between one and 2 quarts of dust and debris and it can be costly and depends on the amount of dust and dirt your home accumulates. This capacity is limited by the size of the machine; some garage/shop vacuum cleaners have a much larger capacity. With bagless vacuum cleaners, all you have to do dump the dust bin and continue cleaning. It’s that easy.

With these bagless vacuum cleaners you won’t have to buy or replace bags again.

  • Trap the dust and help reduce the chance of allergies

Some of the bagless vacuum cleaners come with great filters called HEPA filters. These HEPA filters are designed to reduce 99.98% of interior dust and bacteria associated with allergies. This way you and your family can sleep comfortably knowing that your home is as clean as can be.

  • Bagless vacuum cleaner accessories and head

The majority of bagless vacuum cleaners come with cleaning heads for different types of surfaces. It’s important to use the correct brush for the type of flooring your home has and never interchange the brushes since they can harm your flooring. Example using a tile brush on a wood floor might scratch it. Also many new machines include brushes for furniture. These are great since our couches and chairs can really absorb dust.

  • Size

It’s always crucial to know how much weight we want to carry around. If you have multiple floors in your home carrying a heavy vacuum up and down can be a pain. So remember to evaluate the type of home you have and remember that carrying and moving around with this vacuum every week for many years to come is an import point to keep in mind when you are looking for the ideal bagless vacuum cleaner for your home.