Dyson vacuum cleaners are the best options to invest in order to fulfill your needs of deep cleaning your carpet and capturing pet hairs for effective and quick cleans and provide best versatile hard floor cleaning solutions.
If there’s a sudden loss in the suction power or your dyson just started to smell funky? Before you make your budget to invest in a new one. STOP!!!
They just need a quick clean and maintenance as your dyson vacuum cleans your home, so you also have to clean your dyson.
Why Do We Need to Keep Them Clean?
The dust, bacterias, pollens and other dirt particles trapped in the filters of the vacuum. Brushes become tangles due to pet hairs or other fibers which affect the working capability of dyson vacuum. So cleaning your dyson vacuum not only maintains its maximum operating efficiency but also increases their lifespan. Dyson vacuums are expensive and a huge investment so it should be your main interest to keep them clean.
Detailed Guide on Cleaning of Dyson Vacuum
Cleaning your dyson vacuum is not that tricky if you know the right way. Here I am going to give you a detailed guide on the cleaning of your dyson vacuum with the following simple and easy steps. Hope you will get understanding and beneficial information about cleaning your dyson vacuum properly.
First, I will show you the list of materials we are going to be required for this task.
Air compressed device
Pair of scissors
A flat head screwdriver
1. Unplug Your Dyson
Before starting your task, make sure to unplug your dyson vacuum from the power outlet. Because your life is more precious and it will provide a safe way to do your vacuum cleaning and cut down the risk of getting an electrical shock.
2. Empty the Dust Canister
A good place to start the cleaning of your dyson vacuum is its dust canister because all the dyson vacuums are bagless. Their canister should be at least half full when you perform cleaning so you will be able to empty the dust and dirt easily.
Dust canisters traditionally found underneath the cyclones. On most of the models, there is a red button right next to the base. Press this button to bring the dust canister out of the vacuum. It may be found at different places in different models, but it should not be far away. You can check your manual if you don’t know where it is exactly.
Press the button on the dust canister as a result base will come out. Now empty all the debris and dust into the trash. Make sure you shake it vigorously to remove dirt and dust as much as you can.
3. Scrub the Dust Canister
After removing the debris, now take a damp microfiber cloth for the inside cleaning of the dust canister. Microfiber cloths are best to be used because they are positively charged and hold the dust particles tightly so they won’t smear back onto the dust canister while scrubbing it.
Never use any washing detergents for the dust canister because Dyson does not recommend it. They may make the material stickier. After cleaning the dust canister with the help of microfiber cloth, dry the canister totally. Leaving excess dampness or moisture can cause the growth of mold in it.
4. Cleaning Cyclone Component
It is usually mentioned in the manual of the dyson vacuums that consumers should avoid any kind of liquids, washing chemicals and water during the cleaning of any cyclone component of dyson vacuums.
So instead of using any damaging liquid, you can try an air compressed device to remove maximum debris and dirt from the cyclone with great suction power.
5. Remove and Wash the Filters
The filters of dyson vacuum have a necessary importance to keep your home clean. They fully trap all the dust, dirt, debris, bacterias and other particles like pollen from the air.
You need to keep them clean for effective working of your vacuum. Often they are colored purple so you can spot them easily near the cyclone. You just have to lift them and for further cleaning remove them from there.
Steps to Wash the Filters
Washing your filters is very necessary and easy. Here are the following steps in sequence to follow.
- Take your filters out and start running water onto them under a tap.
- You don’t need to use any kind of washing detergents or chemicals for this purpose. Cold water is recommended and enough to clean out all the dust and dirt away from filters.
- Gently squeeze them and continue this process of running water on them until water runs clear.
- After washing them, place them on a clean and dry area for at least 24 hours. So they become dry fully.
- After they become dry, insert them back into the dyson vacuum and they are ready to be used.
6. Untangle the Brush
Dyson vacuum cleaners are best for capturing pet hairs from either carpets or hard floors so they become tangled which reduces their cleaning efficiency.
In order to keep them maintained, just take a pair of scissors and a flat head screwdriver. Start from separating the soleplate from the vacuum and clean the brush bar. Now cut the pet hairs and anything else twisted around your vacuum brush. Now untangle your brush with the screwdriver. You can also remove large debris away from the brush manually. A damp microfiber cloth can also be used to clean any compartments from the brush. Just make sure to dry properly before putting them back on the soleplate.
7. Unclog the Hose
With the passage of time, hose of your vacuum can also become clogged which reduces the suction power. But you can also make it clean. Separate it from the wand by pressing the button of detachment.
Now look inside the hse, if there is any debris inside it use any stick or handle of moop to bring it out. You can use vinegar or any household detergent to kill bacterias or germs present inside it. But it is not recommended to use any harsh chemical that will cause damage to your dyson vacuum hose.
8. Wipe Down the Whole Vacuum Body
After you finish cleaning with all of your vacuum major parts, now take a damp microfiber cloth but not more saturated. And start wiping down your vacuum body. Sanitize the soleplate and wheels because after rolling on the floor or carpet they collect grime too.
You can also use dilute solution vinegar for wiping or sanitizing. Always make your vacuum totally dry before putting them in use again.
Precautions to Keep in Mind!!
There are some precautions to keep in mind for the pro cleaning of your dyson vacuum. Let me tell them to you.
Cleaning your Dyson vacuum is an important task and you can easily perform it after knowing all the easy and simple steps written in this article. You should clean them once every 3 to 4 months for their proper maintenance and prolonging the life of your vacuum. So if you are facing any lower working outcomes of your dyson vacuum don’t rush to invest in a new one. Try this cleaning trick on them and become shocked with their effective cleaning again like new ones!!!