How to clean a vacuum brush?
Why clean your vacuum cleaner brush?
Vacuum cleaners are pretty much like any other piece of equipment you have at home and need to be cleaned from time to time. Some vacuum cleaners come with brushes to loosen the stubborn dust particles deeply stuck in the carpets. The brushes can become filled with dust and hair, and they need to be cleaned from time to time to clean the floors properly.
What is the best way to clean the brush of a vacuum cleaner?
Many people, no matter how skilled they are, don’t clean their vacuum cleaners correctly. The dust from the carpet, dirt from the walls, and dust from the sofa and kitchen chairs can all pile up and make the entire house a bit more cluttered than you may like. Cleaning a vacuum cleaner brush is one of the first things to do, but it should not be the only thing you do to clean your vacuum cleaner. You have to clean your vacuum brush in a proper way to avoid any damage to the brush. Here are we recommending some simple steps, so you can follow them and clean the brush at home yourself.
1- Disconnect the Power Cord
If you have a corded vacuum cleaner, we suggest that you remove the power cord from the power outlet to avoid any severe eclectic shock. It may turn on and start the brush rolling and hurt you seriously if you do not remove the power cable.
2- Remove the vacuum brush from the vacuum cleaner
Now disconnect the brush roll from the vacuum. Some models disconnect very quickly by twisting and pulling out the brush, while others have a button, so press the button and detach the brush. Dont pull it forcefully in case of failure; read the user manual of your vacuum cleaner carefully; there may be another specific method or instruction to remove it.
3-Wash the brush roll
Take a bucket, fill half it with warm water, mix some cleaning detergent like liquid shampoo, and mix them well. Now sink the brush roll with its plastic body and wash it thoroughly. It will help you loosen and clean most dust and see how much mud is from the brush bristles coming out.
4- Cut the remaining hairs and fibers with a scissor
After washing the brush roll, if still there are some hairs and wool tangling in the bristles, take a scissor, cut them, and remove them perfectly.
5- One Last Wash with a vinegar solution
The brush roll is the only part continuously in contact with the floor while vacuuming the floors, and all the allergens and bacterias are settled there.
To kill them all and get rid of them, take some vinegar solution and rinse the brush with it.
To clean the brush perfectly, wash the brush roll once again with a cleaning detergent. This time take a cleaning brush and scrub the bristles to remove the entire dust and remaining hairpieces from it.
6- Dry It off & Comb the bristles
Before reinstalling the brush, ensure that it is thoroughly dried. If you use a vacuum cleaner with a wet brush, it may be clogged again very fast. An excellent way to eliminate any dust associated with your vacuum brush is using an old comb. Hair and debris may be adhered to even after following all the steps — using a comb can disentangle them. Just move the comb through the bristles to complete the cleaning process. Once you clean the brush and dry it off, reinstall the brush and continue cleaning your home.