Vacuum cleaners are being used every day for cleaning. They assist you in keeping your house clean. But after a while of working hard to keep your place clean, the vacuum cleaner itself becomes dirty.
When vacuum cleaners get messy, they don’t work as effectively as before. It loses suction power and may start to smell. As a result, it becomes unable to keep your house clean.
So, in order to keep your house clean, you need to clean the cleaner (vacuum). For optimal performance, you need to keep the vacuum and its filters clean. To have the vacuum working its best, clean its filters at least once every month or as often as required.
Bissell home cleaners are one of the finest vacuum cleaners you will find on the market. But what can you do when they get messy? They clean the place in moments, but also need frequent maintenance. I am here to tell you some valuable tips about how to clean Bissell vacuum filters and the cleaner.
Outer and Inner Circular Filter Cleaning
If the vacuum is plugged in an electric outlet, unplug it and remove the vacuum’s dirt container (Always remember to unplug the vacuum before removing any parts). To unlock and remove, twist the filter cup at the bottom of the container in a counterclockwise direction. Next, twist the circular filters to remove them, again in a counterclockwise direction. Now, pull them up and out of the container.
Separate the outer form and inner pleated filters to clean them. Wash them one at a time with your hand in warm water. You can add a few drops of mild dish-washing soap to the water if they are particularly dirty. Thoroughly rinse the filters with water, put them on an absorbent towel, and let them completely air dry before you put them back into the filter cup.
While you are cleaning the filters, you can also wash the filter cup in the soapy, warm water if it needs it. Before replacing the filters, allow the cup to air-dry. You can wipe the louvers and upper tank clean with a damp cloth as well.
Premotor Filter Cleaning
The premotor filter protects the vacuum's motor from debris, dirt and other items. It is located below the vacuum’s dirt container and filter cup and in the middle of the Lock ‘n Seal Lever. Take out the small filter of the vacuum, get rid of any large, loose debris if any are on it, and then rinse it with warm water. Before putting the filter back, allow it to air-dry thoroughly.
Post-Motor Filter Cleaning
The post-motor helps to return the dust-free, clean air into the room during the cleaning process. It is located behind the door on the front of the vacuum. Take the filter out of the vacuum and wash it with hand in warm water. And again, you can add a few drops of mild dish-washing soap to the water if your filter is heavily soiled. The filter of the vacuum should be replaced every three to six months.
Rinse the filter thoroughly in warm water and let it completely air-dry before putting it back into the vacuum.