Cleaning a vacuum cleaner is essential to maintain its performance and ensure it remains hygienic. Here’s a step-by-step guide on proper vacuum cleaner care:

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Before you begin,

make sure to unplug the vacuum cleaner from the electrical outlet to ensure your safety.

Empty the Dustbin/Bag:

    • If your vacuum cleaner has a dustbin, open it and empty the contents into a trash bag. If it uses a disposable bag, remove and replace it according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

      Remove Attachments:

      • Detach any removable parts or attachments like the brush roll, crevice tool, upholstery brush, or extension wands.

        Clean Attachments:

        • Wash or wipe down attachments that are washable. Check the manufacturer’s instructions to confirm whether they are dishwasher-safe or should be cleaned manually.

          Clean Filters:

          • Most vacuum cleaners have one or more filters. These can be made of foam, felt, or HEPA material. Remove and clean or replace them as needed. Washable filters can be rinsed in cold water and left to air dry completely before reinserting.

Check and Clean the Brush Roll:

    • Remove any hair, debris, or thread wrapped around the brush roll. Use scissors or a brush to gently remove these obstructions.

      Wipe Down the Exterior:

      • Use a damp cloth to wipe down the exterior of the vacuum cleaner, including the handle, body, and cord. Be careful not to get water inside the vacuum.

        Check and Clean Hoses and Tubes:

        • Inspect the hoses and tubes for clogs or blockages. Clear any obstructions with a long, flexible brush or a straightened coat hanger.

Clean the Wheels and Brush Bar Housing:

    • Remove any debris or hair from the wheels and the housing where the brush roll is located.

      Inspect the Power Cord:

      • Check the power cord for any damage or fraying. If you find any issues, consult a professional for repairs or consider replacing it.

        Check and Empty the Vacuum’s Canister or Bag Compartment:

        • Inspect the canister or bag compartment for any remaining debris or dust. Wipe it down if necessary.

Reassemble the Vacuum:

    • Once all the components are clean and dry, reassemble the vacuum cleaner, ensuring that everything is properly secured.

      Plug It In and Test:

      • Plug the vacuum cleaner back into the electrical outlet and run it for a few seconds to ensure everything is working correctly.

        Regular Maintenance:

        • To keep your vacuum cleaner in good condition, perform these cleaning tasks regularly, ideally after every use or as needed.

Remember to refer to your vacuum cleaner’s user manual

for specific maintenance instructions, as the cleaning process may vary depending on the brand and model. Proper maintenance can extend the lifespan of your vacuum cleaner and help maintain its suction power.

Elevating Your Vacuum Cleaning Experience

Incorporating EarthSential All-Purpose Cleaner into your vacuum cleaning routine is a simple yet eco-conscious choice that aligns perfectly with our commitment to maintaining clean and healthy living spaces. By combining effective cleaning techniques with environmentally friendly products like EarthSential, you not only ensure the longevity and efficiency of your vacuum cleaner but also contribute to a greener and more sustainable future.

So, let’s continue to embrace the art of vacuum cleaner care, making our homes cleaner, healthier, and better for the planet, one EarthSential-enhanced clean at a time.


I recently tried EarthSential to clean my home, and I couldn’t be happier with the results. What sets EarthSential apart for me is the fact that it’s hypoallergenic. As someone with allergies, finding a cleaning product that doesn’t trigger sneezing fits or skin irritations has been a challenge. EarthSential not only met but exceeded my expectations.

Not only did it tackle the dirt and grime effectively, but I also noticed a significant improvement in the air quality in my home. No more itchy eyes or stuffy nose after cleaning. It’s truly a game-changer for those of us who value a cleaner and healthier living environment.

I’ve found my go-to cleaner in EarthSential, and I plan to keep using it. It’s a win-win – a powerful cleaning ally that’s gentle on my allergies. Highly recommended!


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  • All-natural formula
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  • Powerful cleaning action
  • Food Grade Cleaner
  • Can be used on a variety of surfaces
  • Concentrated formula can be diluted up to 8 times

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Size: 16oz  or 32oz    Scent: Clove

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