Cleaning a Bagless Vacuum Cleaner

by Jill Culley
(last updated March 16, 2015)

I love my bagless vacuum cleaner. It's so easy to use. When I fill up the container, I just dump it in my trash can and reattach it. However, I started to notice that a thick dirt film was starting to accumulate and I wondered if I needed to take it in to get serviced. Cleaning your bagless container is a simple job and one you can do at home. All you need is some warm water and soap. Cleaning your bagless container is a simple job and one you can do at home. All you need is some warm water and soap.

  1. Remove the container. To clean the container out, remove it from the machine. Dump out any excess dirt or debris collected in there from a previous vacuum.
  2. Remove any filters. If there are any filters inside the container, you will want to remove them before cleaning out the inside of your container. Make sure you clean the filter by lightly brushing it with your fingers or with a cloth.
  3. Cleaning the container. Once the filter and extra debris is removed from the container, lightly tap the container against the side of your garbage container. This will remove any particles not removed when you first emptied it out. I usually get a small basin of warm soapy water and clean it the inside with a damp sponge. This definitely rids your container of any extra build up.
  4. Replace the filter and container. Replace the cleaned filter inside the container and reattach the container to the vacuum cleaner.

Cleaning out the container on your vacuum cleaner is an easy job. It keeps up the maintenance on your machine as well as makes sure that your carpets and floors get much cleaner. I will typically clean my container about once a month or more, depending on the season. I find that my container needs this simple cleaning trick about 2-3 times per month in the winter and fall and about 1 time per month in the spring and summer months.

Author Bio

Jill Culley

MORE FROM JILL

How to Clean Antique Brass Hardware

Cleaning brass hardware sounds like a daunting task but in reality, it's a quick cleaning that will add life and shine to ...

Discover More

Cleaning Stainless Steel Refrigerators

Stainless steel appliances make your kitchen look great but they need to be cleaned at least two times per month to keep them ...

Discover More

Advanced Television Cleaning

With all of the different kinds of televisions out there, cleaning the screen can seem confusing. Simply figure out which ...

Discover More

Tough Cleaning Jobs Require Brawny! Brawny paper towels provide the versatility you need: the strength for demanding jobs and the softness to clean up your child's messy face. This 24-roll pack of pick-a-size sheets can handle just about every cleaning task in your home. Check out Brawny 24-Pack Giant Paper Towels today!

More Cleaning Tips

When Using a Vacuum on Delicate Items

Vacuums are a quick and easy tool for cleaning most of the fabric items in your home, but some items are too dangerous to ...

Discover More

Backpack Vacuum

For people who work in the cleaning industry, having cleaning equipment that is lightweight and durable is important. ...

Discover More

Upright Vacuums

If you have carpet in your home, a vacuum cleaner is the best method for cleaning. Choose the best one for your situation to ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is 7 - 2?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.