How to Clean a Canister Vacuum – The Correct Way!

Vacuums are no cheap machines; they are quite costly household cleaning appliances. Like all the tools need cleaning and maintenance, vacuums are no different. If you would not be able to keep it clean, then you would encounter reduced efficiency.

In order to keep this heavy investment safe, you need to follow some tips for cleaning a canister vacuum. These tips would take only few minutes before and after vacuuming in order to keep your appliance and floor safe and clean.


Cleaning Before Starting to Vacuum

Cleaning After Using Vacuum

There exist bagged and bagless models of canister vacuum. In order to develop a good cleaning habit and to keep your canister clean; empty bags (for bagged) and containers (for bagless) of canisters outside. Most of the new models of vacuums are appointed with switches that enable you to clean the bags/bins directly to the trash. Hold your breath while emptying to prevent from inhaling any allergens or dust.

In case you have lift-off canisters, the bin bag will be tightly held across the rim of machine and you would need to invert it carefully to empty it. It would take few seconds for the dirt to drift out of the bag so leave the bag in the same position for all the dirt to get away.

We recommend you to empty the bin as it reaches half full. Do not wait for it to be completely filled as vacuuming performance may drop away with bag bursting with debris and dirt. For removal of bags for disposal of dirt, follow instructions mentioned in your product manual. In case the bag is not sealed, hold it tight from the top to avoid any dust to get away on the floor again.

Vacuums with dust bin must be emptied after each use in order to get the same efficiency and power of suction with which you began vacuuming at first. Once you are done with emptying bins/bags, wipe down your canister. Use a clean dust free soft cloth for cleaning after each use as your appliance would surprisingly be a little dusty and dirty while collecting all such particles that it encounter on your floor.

Periodic Cleaning


Whether you have an expensive thousand dollar vacuum or a relatively less expensive canister vacuum, using these tips for cleaning would give your vacuum a longer healthy life span and would keep you worry free. The tips here mentioned can be easily followed and would consume only a small amount of your time while offering you comfort of a lifetime.

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