What to do when cleaning your roller brush
This is a step by step guide on how to clean your vacuum brush.
In this guide, you’ll learn how to:
In short: if you’re curious about the complete process (and do not want to do any mistakes like damaging your vacuum), you’ll love my guide.
Let’s get started.
In this section, I’ll show you the steps to take when cleaning your vacuum brush.
Start by removing the brush from the vacuum cleaner.
You can do this by turning over your vacuum cleaner while you unscrewed your vacuum brush. Next, you can pull out the vacuum brush. One end of the roller brush to pop out first, then the other would follow through.
However, several designed models can easily be disconnected by turning and pulling them out of the hose extension. In many other models, you can simply remove the brush with the push of a button.
Ultimately, it shouldn’t need so much exertion.
The brush is now out, and most have some hair or debris in it. To get the hair out, get yourself a seam ripper or scissors to cut out the hair.
By the way, if you need do not have a seam ripper or scissors, you can use your fingers. Keep pulling out until the roller brush is free from hair and debris.
Taking out the hair and debris might take a bulk of your time, but it is required to achieve the next step.
This should help ease any debris that is stuck onto the plastic or bristles. If you have never tried cleaning your vacuum brush before, then be sure you are in for a lot of dirt.
It is advised that you immerse the brush into the soapy solution. As an option, you can exploit the pressurized water coming from the tap to cleanse the other accessories.
For roller brush designs that are non-tolerant to water, it can be quite tricky. Instead of immersing in water, I’d recommend you get a cleaning cloth. Preferably, a damp microfiber material would do the trick.
So, to achieve the goal of this step, you may be required to exert more effort.
However, try scrubbing the roller brush to remove hair and debris. If you have an old cleaning brush stored somewhere, they could save the day. Use it in scrubbing against your bristles to ease the debris and eliminate any filth left.
However, just ensure you add some water to the vinegar solution to prevent it from damaging the bristles. To be clear, try you not to leave it for a lengthy period in contact with any plastic parts of your vacuum cleaner. They might develop fault over time.
You might be wondering how to remove the excess water.
Well, find fabric!
Microfiber is a material I’d recommended for taking in water.
The synthetic component of the Microfiber cloth can contain way more than its size in water. This makes it way better for cleaning water from your vacuum cleaner bristles than regular cleaning cloths or rags.
Furthermore, Microfiber fabrics are also great for apprehending germs, grease, oil, and dirt particles that could still be present on your roller brush.
To finish up your cleaning, sweep the microfiber fabric across the bristles to dry up excess water. This is quite dire if you used vinegar while cleaning the brush, as you don’t want any residue ruining your vacuum cleaner.
For a good reason, you can leave the vacuum brush on a platform to dry out before reinstalling it to your vacuum cleaner. I recommend you leave it for at least 24 hours.
Any hair or debris still left at this stage should not be as much when you started.
To remove hair and debris that may be glued despite all you have cleaned, put your seam ripper to it. The seam ripper is sharp enough to go into those tiny places in your roller brush that no one else can go. If they are only tangled up then you might go for a comb through.
Here, I’ll show you what to consider during and after cleaning your vacuum brush.
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I hope you enjoyed my guide on how to clean your roller brush.
Now, I’d like to hear your opinions:
Did you encounter any issues while cleaning your vacuum brush?
Are there steps you weren’t clear about?
Either way, share your thoughts with me in the comment section.