A Users' Guide On How To Clean Vacuum Brush In 6 Simple Steps
Vacuum cleaners are the workhorses for home and office cleaning needs. But even a powerful cleaning gadget also needs to be cleaned if it has to clean properly. Most vacuum parts gather dust and debris over the cleaning phases, and such dust could impair their suction power and the optimal functionality of the vacuum cleaner.
Why Do I need to clean the vacuum brush?
If you have to use the vacuum cleaner in a pet environment or one filled with long-haired people, then you already know that hair could be the biggest hindrance to the functionality of your vacuum cleaner. As the vacuum cleaner runs around surfaces with hair, the hair roll around the roller brushes. Too much accumulation of hair and dirt prevents the roller brush from rotating. The best remedy will be to clean the brush.
Step-by-step guide on how to clean vacuum brush:
Step 1: Safety First
Before trying out any troubleshooting solutions or cleaning procedures on your vacuum cleaner, ensure the vacuum is unplugged from the power source. Safety should come first before everything else.
Step 2: Access the Roller
The next step involves accessing the roller brush. You will have to lay the vacuum cleaner down so that its bottom is exposed. You must then unscrew all the screws using the Phillips screwdriver. The number of screws varies depending on the vacuum cleaner's brand and model, but most vacuums tend to have four screws. Ensure you keep the screws carefully so that they do not get lost.
Step 3: Pop Out the Roller Brush
At this point, you should be able to access the roller brush. All you have to do is to pull out the brush from the belt.
Step 4: Cleaning
It would be best if you considered covering the working surface with a piece of paper so that all hair spills and debris from the vacuum brush can be cleaned easily. Cut the hair with a piece of scissors to make it easy to be pulled out from the brush. Continue doing this until all the hair and dirt are eliminated from the brush. For this step, you should consider using seam rippers or stainless steel blades to cut the hair since they have proved to be so effective.
Step 5: Bearings
You should pop the ends of each side of the roller brush and clean them. On most times, hairs and dirt get embedded beneath the caps. Once all hair and dust are eliminated, you should slip back the caps.
Step 6: Assemble Everything
Your cleaning is now done, and it is time to assemble everything back to what it was before. Plug the vacuum cleaner back into the power source and start enjoying a seamless vacuuming experience.
How often should you clean the brush on your vacuum cleaner?
How often you clean the brush depends on the frequency of use. You should ensure you clean the brush at least once or twice a year.
You can watch the video in the link below to learn more about how to clean a vacuum brush.