Aug 7 2013

How to Wash Your Vacuum Cleaner Filter

Washing your reusable filter is an integral part of the upkeep of a well running, happy vacuum cleaner. And if your vacuum is healthy, you will be happy with the results you see!

One of the best aspects about being part of a company like Crucial Vacuum is our constant quest to further Crucial’s success while doing our part to help the environment. When purchasing from Crucial Vacuum, our customers can see that many of our vacuum filters from a wide variety of brands are both washable and reusable. Unfortunately, sometimes our customers do not know how to properly wash and clean their filters to ready them for reuse. Today, we will give step-by-step instructions on how to properly clean your filter to insure that your air stays fresh and clean!

First things first, you should wash your vacuum every 3 to 4 uses! Doing so too often or not often enough can damage the filter and waste your precious time! If it is indeed time to clean your filter, follow these steps to fresh success!

Step #1: Find and read your vacuums manual! It will give you all the information you need! That’s it…..

Just kidding! But it is crucial to know the ins and outs of your particular vacuum.

Step #2: Take your filter outside! This will help avoid dust getting all over your house (which is exactly what you are helping prevent by doing this).

Step #3: Gently tap your filter on the side of the garbage to get out the particles trapped inside. This will get the majority of the dust out of the reusable filter.

Important Tip: Do not wash a single use filter, this will adversely affect the process and can destroy your filter!!

Step #4: Gently wash and rinse your filter with cool-luke warm water! Do not use any soap!

Step #5: Let the filter dry on an open surface for 24-48 hours.

Step #6: Once the filter is dry and clean, put the filter back inside the vacuum and it is ready to go!

Warning: Do not brush your filter with abrasive materials or scrub your filter between the pleats! This can ruin the vacuum.

For a full list of tips, check out our page of Reusable Vacuum Filter Advice!

Happy Cleaning!
The Crucial Vacuum Team