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How to clean a vacuum filter

How to clean your vacuum filter

There are so many different climates to live in. A rainy region where it always smells and looks nice and you can keep the balcony open, a coastal region where the waters in front of you, all your windows open enjoying life, or a cold, wintered city apartment. All of these things have one thing in common, and that's that it all collects dust. And a lot of it.

Vacuums are one of the best parts of modern life. You can grab it and clean in seconds like magic. The problem with this modern tool is that it requires you to clean the inside of the vacuum, including the filter. Over time, this filter can create dust and debris inside the machine that is non-removable inside the removal part.

How do I take my vacuum cleaner apart?

Since there are so many different types of vacuum cleaners, this article will show you how to do a basic cleaning of the inside of the vacuum and its filter.


Google your model to see if you're able to clear your HEPA filter. This filter pushes out dirty air to convert it into fresh air (Like an AC) But some aren't removable. If yours is not removable and this is an issue, you might be able to take it apart or have to buy a new vacuum altogether.

If you're able to do that, let's begin!

You need to ask yourself the following questions:

-How often do you use your vacuum cleaner?

This may be imperative if you need to clean the filter or not. If you don't use it on a regular basis you may not need to clean the HEPA filter. Instead, check the inside for any debris and/or damage

-Is it washable?

Make sure to remove the filter beforehand as you can electrocute yourself if you don't. Once the filter is disconnected from the rest of the appliance, you can either put it in the sink to wash, the dishwasher or use a dedust tool. Once the item is un-dusted and completely dry you will be able to put it back in the vacuum. Putting a wet HEPA filter in the vacuum may cause an explosion. Make sure it's completely dry beforehand and inspect the filter for any damage. If it's damaged, you can find a specific hepa filter for your model on the internet.

-Do I need to clean it often?

Depending on the individualised research concluded by you, specific HEPA filters may need to be cleaned on a regular basis.

If you use your vacuum on a daily/regular basis it's imperative that you do so. Not doing so may create issues for people with allergies.

If you don't clean that often but you let it sit in a room with dust in it, the HEPA filter may dust up regardless. Make sure to check atleast once on a yearly basis.

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