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How do I look after my vacuum cleaner?

All our student properties come with a vacuum cleaner to help you keep all the floors and furniture in the house clean. From time-to-time these also need a good clean to keep them working properly and stop them from smelling. Here are some quick and easy steps to keep your vacuum cleaner in good condition.

  1. Canister
    1. Unplug the vacuum cleaner and remove the canister.
    2. Wipe the inside of the canister with a dry micro-fibre cloth.
    3. Wash the canister in the sink with warm soapy water.
    4. Rinse away all soap suds.
    5. Let the canister dry completely before replacing it.
  2. Filter
    1. Now you’ll move on to your filter (check your manufacturer’s instructions to determine whether the filter is washable or needs to be replaced).
    2. To wash a filter, you first need to remove it and tap it against a hard surface so that any dust is knocked out. Do this over the bin.
    3. Now rinse the filter under the sink tap using warm water. Don’t use soap or cleaners unless your manufacturer’s instructions specifically say to do so.
    4. Let the filter dry overnight. Check to be certain it’s completely dry before replacing it.
  3. Base Plate
    1. Next, you’ll remove the base plate so that you can clean the roller.
    2. Cut any threads or hair away taking care not to damage the bristles on the roller.
    3. Use a brush or cloth to remove any debris from the roller.
    4. Wipe down the base plate of the vacuum with a dry micro-fibre cloth.
  4. Finally, you’ll wipe down the outside of the vacuum with the same cloth.

Top tips:

If your vacuum cleaner uses a bag always remember to check this before use and replace when full. If you find that you have poor or no suction, check that there is nothing stuck in the head or tube.

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