Okay, let’s be honest here, are you tired of having dim or shady filter hoes? You still can’t resolve the issue of having to reach that entire troublesome gunk obstructing your line?
Cleaning a canister vacuum hose keeps it working at optimum performance. A hose empowers a vacuum cleaner to do housecleaning tasks that the vacuum base can't get to. It's unavoidable for hoses to get grimy all the time. The adaptable plan of the hose additionally makes it helpless when huge clusters get vacuumed up from under a couch or bed. Obstructed hoses impede execution since canister vacuum cleaners depend on air development.
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To get the maximum cleaning capacity, you'd have to clean the canister vacuum hose all around.
You’re going to need a few things to get started. To clean the hose, we’d have to some tool to insert in the tube/hose, for ease of passage and removing every debris stuck in there… As a rule, even the most clogged hose can be cleaned with the correct devices with someserious effort. The main issue is discovering cleaning strategies that won't harm your hose and won't waste so much of your time.
Before I list the steps needed to clean your canister vacuum hose, it’s good you know the three main methods used professionally, a hose cleaning brush, a sump pump, and magnetized hose cleaners.
What you will need to get started:
- Warm water
- A set of rubber gloves
- Hose brush
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Sump pump
Setting up your cleaning environment
Before using the methods above, ensure you've set the environment for cleaning your canister vacuum hose.
Carefully unplug the vacuum from power, and then you clear out the clog before detaching the hose from the vacuum, then you get a bucket of warm water and submerge them in warm water for about 25 mins. This is the initial process needed to loosen up anything inside the hose to ease the cleaning process.
You can lay the hose on a tiled floor or preferably a towel to trap any water that leaks out. Then you put on your gloves to make sure your hands aren't soiled during the cleaning process.
After having your environment set up like this, then you're ready to use any of the three methods above...
N.B: After the cleaning, please endeavor to wash your hands,(even you put on the rubber gloves, you still need to rid your hand off any hydrogen peroxide) and neutralize the area with disinfectants.
Method 1: Hose Cleaning Brush
The easiest and simplest method to clean a canister vacuum hose is using a hose cleaning brush. The brush has a circular head in both ends, attached to a long flexible stick that can be easily used to reach the depth of the hose/tube.
What you need to do, is insert the brush head into the tube and scrub the clog away.
Depending on how dirty your hose is, you may need to invest some time, and you'd need to put in some muscle while cleaning! This method can be messy and it requires the most effort.
Method 2: A Sump Pump
This is a very extreme and thorough approach to cleaning your canister vacuum hose. This method is ideal for those who dread the idea of picking up the hose brush, and at the same time want a good clean.
Simple, all you need to do is, attach the pump inside the hose, then you will need to submerge your hose and pump into a mixed solution that consists of hydrogen peroxide and water (lime is also a good substitute). Note you should use about 5 liters of water with a cup of hydrogen peroxide.
After having mixed the solution, you then will have to turn on the pump and watch the magic happen; this will cycle the mixed solution in the hose and flush the dirt out along with the solution. This process would likely take about 20 -25 minutes, if you have some other thing that needs your attention then you can set a timer and come back to it.
This method is proven to be simpler and more effective than the hose brush method.
Method 3: A Hose Magnet
This can be seen as a double-sided hose magnet, because, it consists of a scrubbing surface with an embedded magnet and an outer magnet that enables its movements. This method of hose cleaning is my favorite.
To make this hose magnet work for you, all you need to do is insert the cleaning surface into the hose as it pushes the grime
and gunk out of it. To make the cleaning effective try pushing in the magnet in and out of the hose in order for the scrubbing surface to clean harder places.
The major reason I like this method is that it can reach the end of the hose and still maintain the same pressure while scrubbing off the dirt.
An added benefit is it doesn't remove the dirt particles leaving everywhere messy as the hose brush does.
If after trying one of the methods above, you find out the hoses are not cleaned to your taste, you can change the method and
repeat the process.
After the Cleaning
Let your Hose Dry
After having cleaned the hose, you’d need to dry them. You can hang the hose over a curtain rod (shower) and wait for several hours for it to dry. If you used the sump pump method, then it means you had some mixture of hydrogen peroxide helping your hose even cleaner by bleaching the hose as they dry.
While waiting for it to dry, you can tend to some vacuum filter maintenance.
Connect your Hose back to your Canister Vacuum
After your hose dries, and you remember the filter assembly, fixing it back shouldn't be a problem. If not you may have to refer to the manual of your canister vacuum. But I think this won't be needed though because you'll just be doing the reverse of what you did to detach the hose from the vacuum.
Check the Performance of your Canister Vacuum Filter
Now that you’ve fixed the hose back to the vacuum, you can plug and test the canister vacuum cleaner to see the new performance of your filter. If after checking and things aren’t functioning properly and you’re satisfied with the cleaning you made, then you’d have to check the hose connections, make sure the valves are not blocked or destroyed.
Okay, how did you see the methods? Well whichever method you chose, note that a clean hose keeps your vacuum cleaner, improving the indoor air quality of your home after cleaning. I hope this guide was helpful! And able to give you different methods you can use to clean your hose. The methods above are somewhat simple and easy to an extent where anyone can follow it, even though you're a novice.
If your hoses are clean, it’s recommended you clean them frequently to avoid clogged dirt in your vacuum.
How many methods have you tried so far? Did you try more than one? Or have you compared each method to find the best? Do you have any questions concerning the methods listed above? Perhaps you have other methods you want to share? Let us know in the comments! And lest I forget if you liked the post please share!!! Cheers!
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