Why is it important to clean the vacuum cleaner filter?

Many people know that after using a vacuum cleaner they should empty it, ready to be used the next time. By having an empty vacuum cleaner, the pick up efficiency will be better. However, what many people are not aware of is that it is vital to the performance of your vacuum cleaner that you regularly clean the vacuum cleaner filter too.

To keep any bagless vacuum cleaner in good working order, cleaning the filter is a must. When the filter is clogged, even just a little, there will be a noticeable loss in suction and the machine might also start making noises that indicate it is struggling to perform at it’s best. if you are noticing either of these things then cleaning the filter is certainly overdue.

Once you have located where the filter is on your vacuum cleaner, remove it from the machine, and tap it briskly to remove any debris. Next, you should wash the filter under running water, lukewarm is best, and then leave it to dry naturally for at least 24 hours before putting it back into the vacuum cleaner. Your machine will have more than one filter, however not all will be washable, so you should refer to your user guide to make sure you have done what can be done.

You shouldn’t wait until the filter clogs up before you clean it. As a general rule, clean the filter once a week if you are using the machine on a daily basis, or once a month is sufficient is you use it less than this. Cleaning the filter is crucial to you getting the peak performance out of your vacuum cleaner, and also it will stop the machine from harbouring dusty foul smells too.