The chances are high that you use a vacuum to clean your carpets in your home on a regular basis. But have you ever stopped and thought about giving the vacuum itself a deep cleaning job? If you have a Dyson vacuum, we will show you all the tips and tricks to getting a deep clean – which, in turn, ensures a better cleaning job on your carpets!
- Air Compressor, or a can of compressed air
- Scissors or knife
- Flathead Screwdriver
- Dish soap and paper towel
*Steps 1-5 should be done outside*
Empty the canister of any debris. Remove the outer canister shell by pressing the button on the back between the two red pieces.
Open the bottom flap and remove the foam filter. Put aside for later.
Flip the vacuum upside down, and using a flathead screwdriver, remove the bottom roller cover. Use scissors to remove any hair that may be trapped on the roller. When clean, use the compressed air to blow out any dust or dirt trapped in visible spaces. Put roller cover back on.
Put cyclone part of the vacuum over a deep trashcan, and use the compressed air on every single tiny hole (this part is super messy! Beware!) Make sure that you turn the cyclone part over, and blow the air on the inside as well.
Clean the canister section using the compressed air.
*Gather the cyclone, canister, and sponge filter and move inside to water source.*
Run the sponge filter under water and squeeze until the water coming out is clear.
Run water through the canister.
Wash the canister thoroughly with dish soap.
Use a damp paper towel to wipe off the cyclone section, and make sure that all the tiny holes are clean, and not plugged.
Make sure that all sections that came into contact with water are laid out to completely dry. (At least 24 hours.) Leaving any form of moisture in the canister or cyclone part will cause dirt to clump in the holes, and make routine canister emptying much more difficult. Additionally, Dyson does not recommend running the cyclone section directly under running water!
We suggest deep cleaning your vacuum once every 3-4 months. It will both elongate the life of your Dyson vacuum, as well as make sure that your carpeting is getting properly cleaned. Having any part of the cyclone clogged will not allow proper air circulation, and will, in turn, not allow the maximum amount of suction for your flooring.
Photo Credits: The Memoirs of Megan