Vacuuming is one of the most effective ways to keep your home clean. However, it can be difficult to keep your hoover clean and in good condition if you don't take the time to maintain it regularly. By following a few simple steps, you can keep your hoover running smoothly, improve its performance and even extend its lifespan. This will ensure that your hoover is always ready to get rid of dirt and dust, so you can always enjoy a fresh and clean home.
Why regular maintenance of your hoover is important
A clean hoover helps you keep your home clean. A completely clean hoover lasts longer, is easier to use and has fewer breakdowns. Most problems with hoovers are related to clogs, worn parts and poor airflow. Dirty filters in particular can cause problems as they restrict airflow and prevent the motor from running in optimal condition, reducing suction power.
By keeping your hoover clean, you reduce the risk of these problems, extend its lifespan and improve its performance. A clean hoover also helps you prevent allergies, as it better captures allergens and other substances, such as pet dander.
A clean hoover can also help you be more environmentally friendly. By reducing power consumption and improving airflow, you can prevent your hoover from overloading and overheating, consuming more power than necessary.
A clean hoover also doesn’t spread allergens in the air, which could trigger allergies of you and your loved ones. This is why it is important to clean and maintain your hoover on a regular basis.
How do you prepare your hoover for cleaning?
Before cleaning your hoover, make sure the plug is unplugged and the vacuum hose is disconnected. If your hoover has a bag, remove it before cleaning. Remove loose dirt from the floor brush, pistol grip and suction tube. Also clean all other external parts and attachments of the hoover.
How do I clean the filter of my hoover?
The filter is an important part of your hoover as it prevents large dust particles and other contaminants from entering the internal parts of the hoover. Therefore, it is important to clean the filter on a regular basis.
A clean filter improves airflow and allows the motor in the hoover to run optimally. This will improve suction power and reduce the risk of overheating. Follow these simple steps to clean the filter:
- Remove the filter from the hoover and clean it with water or detergent (only if the filter is water-resistant)
- Let the filter dry thoroughly before placing it back into the hoover, as wet filters can cause short circuits.
- Filters that cannot withstand water or cannot be cleaned anymore should be replaced.
How do I clean my hoover's dust container?
The hoover collects all the sucked up dirt and dust in the dust container. This is why it is important to clean the dust container regularly. If you see the dust container getting too full, clean it before it gets too full.
Step for cleaning the dust container:
- Remove the dust container from the hoover.
- Was the dust container with warm, soapy water.
- Let the dust container dry thoroughly before placing it back into the hoover.
If your hoover does not have a removable dust container but uses dust bags, wipe the container with a damp cloth. Then let the reservoir dry thoroughly before using the hoover again.
How to clean the vacuum hose and fittings (swivels)?
The hose of your hoover is a part that can easily get clogged with dirt and dust. Therefore, it is important to clean the hose and swivels (fittings) regularly. To clean the hose and fittings:
- Disconnect the hose from the hoover and clean it with warm soapy water.
- Clean the hose connections with a soft brush, soap and water.
- Let the hose and fittings dry thoroughly before attaching them back pm the hoover.
The perks of a clean hoover
A clean hoover helps you keep your home clean. A clean hoover lasts longer, is easier to use and has fewer breakdowns. Most problems with hoovers are related to clogs, worn hoover parts and poor airflow. Dirty filters in particular can cause problems as they restrict airflow and prevent the motor from running optimally, reducing suction power.