How To Keep A Vacuum Cleaner Smelling Fresh
Your vacuum cleaner sucks up all kinds of dirt and debris to keep your home clean, so it’s no wonder that it could get a little funky smelling from time to time.
A bad odour from your vacuum cleaner can come from many things, including:
- Organic material (IE food)
- Pet hair
- Excessive dust
We’re taking a look at some of the ways to keep your vacuum cleaner smelling fresh, and functioning perfectly.
Check the bag
If your vacuum cleaner uses a bag, changing the bag could be the key to eliminating any foul odours. Vacuum cleaner bags have “pores,” and the more you use the vacuum, the more clogged they become. These bags are disposable, and should be replaced as often as needed. Bags that become too full will also impede the functionality, and lifespan, of your vacuum cleaner.
If you are using your vacuum for only regular household dust and dirt, the bag should be changed once it’s ¾ full. However, if you’re doing more heavy-duty cleaning, following a renovation for instance, the bag should be changed once it’s ¼ full.
Wash the Canister
Some vacuums use canisters and filters instead of bags. In this case, you can remove the canister and filters and clean them in warm, soapy water. Make sure they are completely dry before putting them back together in the vacuum, or you could find the vacuum omitting a mouldy smell.
Check the Valves
If changing the bag or cleaning the canisters still hasn’t improved the smell of your vacuum, check all intake valves for possible blockages.
Use Baking Soda
You can mix a solution of baking soda and water to clean your vacuum. For this, you will need to completely disassemble your vacuum cleaner and clean each component with this mixture. Once this is done, thoroughly rinse each piece and allow to air dry, completely.
You can vacuum up things like orange peel and cinnamon, so that your vacuum releases a fresh scent whenever you use it.
By keeping your vacuum cleaner clean and getting it serviced as needed, you will extend it’s lifespan and improve its functionality. At VACMASTER, we provide service, maintenance, and nearly every brand of vacuum cleaner. Bring in your vacuum today for a free estimate!