Professional cleaner reveals why you MUST clean your vacuum regularly – and shocks thousands after washing the hose in a bathtub
- A cleaner has revealed why it’s vital to clean your vacuum regularly
- Kacie from The Big Clean Co shared an informative now-viral TikTok video
- The appliance should be cleaned to prevent dust from being spread in the house
- Kacie first changed the vacuum bag then cleaned the hose in the bathtub
A professional cleaner has issued a reminder to clean your vacuum to prevent unwanted dust particles from being spread around the house.
Kacie from The Big Clean Co in Melbourne shared an informative TikTok video detailing how to clean the household appliance.
She replaced the old bag inside the Numatic Henry Commercial vacuum then surprised thousands by cleaning the detachable plastic hose in a bathtub full of water.
In the comments many admitted they don’t clean the appliance often, while others have never done so in the past.
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Kacie from The Big Clean Co in Melbourne shared an informative TikTok video detailing how to clean a vacuum cleaner from the inside out
‘A neglected vacuum will spread dirt around your house, not just on the floor but also in the air,’ she said in the video
‘A neglected vacuum will spread dirt around your house, not just on the floor but also in the air,’ she said in the video.
‘So make sure you’re replacing your bag regularly and cleaning the filter.’
Kacie recommended cleaning the vacuum hose from the inside out by letting water run through it in the bathtub.
‘We all know you need to clean the head, but when was the last time you cleaned the hose? Because I’m sure there are people who never do that,’ she continued.
In the video brown dust and dirt can be seen being squirted out of the hose in the bath.
‘And if you don’t want scratches on your floorboards, check the wheels,’ she said.
If you have a bagless vacuum cleaner, it’s best to empty it after every use to optimise functionality.
Tangled hair and threads caught in the roller head can be removed using scissors.
The exterior casing of the appliance can also be wiped down using a paper towel or cloth and some cleaning spray.
Kacie also recommended cleaning the vacuum hose from the inside out by letting water run through it in the bathtub. In the video brown dust and dirt can be seen being squirted out of the hose in the bath (right)
The video has since gone viral and racked up more than 73,000 views.
‘I never once thought to clean my hose…holy,’ one person wrote.
‘I’ve never cleaned my Hoover [vacuum] or changed the bag,’ another admitted.
Another person recommended to ‘always use bagless’ vacuum cleaners.
How to clean a vacuum cleaner
Keeping your vacuum cleaner well maintained is easy and can add years to its life
Check the instructions for how to remove and replace the parts, as well as which parts are safe to wash
Occasional disinfection of the cleaning head can be worthwhile
For bagless vacuum cleaners, empty the dust bin, and clean the cleaning head and brush rollers
Remove tangled hair and threads from the roller head with scissors
Clean the roller head and bristles of any dust, lint and hair – a small brush can help with this