The hoover is one of the most used tools when it comes to home cleaning but, like the washing machine, not many people think to 'clean' their cleaning tools. At Housekeep we rely on customers to provide a vacuum cleaner, as our house cleaners travel by foot or by public transport between customers (can you imagine carrying a vacuum into central London on the underground at peak hour?!)
Put simply, if your hoover doesn't work, picking up crumbs and pesky bits on carpets, can be near impossible. Furthermore, leaving your vaccuum uncared for can mean costly repairs and unnecessary replacements.
So we thought it important to share some home cleaning wisdom, from the Housekeeper's themselves, on exactly how to keep your vacuum in top shape:
- If your hoover has a bag, check it regularly and replace it when it’s full. That means no more "it’ll be fine for a quick run around". If it’s bagless, you can see when it’s full, so empty it!
- Clean the brush roll. This is the part that’s likely to be covered in hair (sorry!) Simply remove the roll brush (you might need to get your manual out for this) and use scissors to remove the unwanted hair that may be wrapped around it.
- Check parts of the hoover for build ups of dust, paying particular attention to the housing of the brush roll.
- Replace or clean your filters. You’d be surprised how effective this can be. Check your manual to see what’s recommended first, but most filters can be rinsed with water. Just be sure to replace only when it’s fully dried. If you’re lucky, you’ll have a filter that just shakes clean!
- Check your hose! Pesky clogs or obstructions may build up over time. So to give it a quick check every so often, pop a broomstick in there and see if it gets stuck. Be careful not to puncture the hose...
Do you have any tips for cleaning your home cleaning tools?