Let’s first understand what a vacuum roller is, what is it actually?
A vacuum roller is used to transport particles by only touching a part – without touching the other side. This helps in keeping the untouched side clean, mostly when the surface is wet. The roller‘s effectiveness depends on the atmospheric opposing force and the magnitude of the canister vacuum.
Carpe Diem (a brand known to manufacture vacuum rollers) is special in a way, which they are internally closed so that you can only apply the vacuum in the wrap area of the web. The valve helps by enabling a more controlled force to be applied which leads to higher efficiency.
They are certain key features that come with a canister vacuum roller;
• The roller helps in reducing the energy used by your canister vacuum
• It minimizes frictional force (that may affect the surface when you’re cleaning), during rotation.
• Lowers the pressure inside the roller
• The organized suction force allows the roller to have a strong grip web
• Helps in detecting a certain area of vacuum
Okay you know understand what a vacuum roller is, now let’s explain why we need to clean the canister vacuum roller.
Why We Need to Clean the Roller
Doing a house cleanup often gives the hope of having a new look to the house, after having finished. As everybody looks forward to living in a fresh and clean environment, so they have to keep up with the cleaning demands, so their house can be neat and tidy.
With the invention of canister vacuum cleaners, they have won the hearts of every homeowner, because this machine happens to be in every home.
But with the promises and view of a fresh and clean environment, it could have setbacks that would need to be attended to, if the view is still in radar. Most times, after the canister vacuum cleaner has been used for a long time, strands of hair picked up to get stuck in the surface brush. Now with time these hair strands get deeper into the rollers, then it gets stuck there, as the rollers have low pressure internally, they remain stuck there.
This causes a drop in working performance, especially when the hair is much. If not attended to promptly, it may harm the engine and your canister vacuum won’t be excellent at suction power as it was before the hair clogging.
It’s good to always check the brush so you can clean the roller frequently, because you may forget to check rollers and dust only the brush. Please remember to always check the rollers not just the brush of your canister vacuum cleaner. This way you don’t get frustrated when trying to suck up dirt but it does it poorly, the only way to save yourself from such is to constantly check your brush and rollers!
It’s high time you know how to remove that hair from your canister vacuum rollers. There are five steps you must follow if you want to remove the hairs properly
Steps to follow
The steps explained below are really simple to follow, in order to remove hair from your canister vacuum roller. Simply read the steps and follow carefully before starting clean the roller, so you have the best result
First  Step: Organize and prepare the tools:
Before you start cleaning your canister vacuum roller, there are tools that would be helping you with this cleaning task, which is what is listed below. Please make sure these tools are set, before you start.
• Screwdrivers (some canister vacuum come with a screwdriver set put together within the machine)
• A pair of scissors (a seam ripper can be an alternative)
• A towel (or a paper cloth)
• A sponge
• A comb
• A container
Second  Step: Unplug your canister vacuum from the socket:
As you detach the roller from the brush and start to clean it, please ensure your vacuum is not plugged into any socket slot. This step is not just for safety purposes, but also to save your canister vacuum cleaner from damaging/breaking.
Please be very cautious of these step, don’t bluff at it, if you forget to unplug, the electricity may harm you in an unexpected way leaving you injured.
Also please check to be sure you unplugged completely before touching the rollers.
Third  Step: Remove the roller:
When you must have unplugged your canister vacuum cleaner from the socket, you are going to detach the roller from the brush head. This step is necessary and the most important.
To do this, you would have to turn your vacuum upside down. The reason you are going to do this is so you can easily remove the roller without spoiling the brush head if you try to remove the roller without turning the vacuum upside down.
And this would also make the unscrewing faster. As you lose each screw, I recommend you put it in a container, so you don’t misplace any screw or component when unscrewing. Losing a screw or a part of your canister vacuum cleaner can be frustrating, because without a single part you may likely damage your canister vacuum cleaner entirely. So put all the screws and components where you can easily see and have access to.
When you have unscrewed the necessary parts, you then pull the roller off the brush head’s body. Sometimes it may be very had to remove due to low pressure as explained earlier, in such situation you simply have to tilt the brush in a counter-clockwise direction and gently pull the roll out.
Fourth  Step: Clean the rollers:
Now that you have the roller out, you already would be seeing strands of hair scattered around it. Before removing the hair get those tools listed earlier, these are when they’d come in handy.
They are several ways you can clean the roller, but from my experience cleaning my roller, I have found out that using a pair of scissors is best for this cleaning task.
First, you use the scissors to gently glide along with the roller. The main aim of this action is cutting the strands of hair into small strands so they can fall out easily. This procedure can be tricky though, you have to be careful not to cut the bristles of the brush. They can deceive your eyes to think they’re strands if you’re not observant.
Now after cutting to the best of your ability, you then would use a comb to pull the stuck ones out. When doing this, you should have a large dirt paper/newspaper on the ground so you don’t litter everywhere with hair strands. When you’re sure of sticking out all the hair, you can use a sponge, a damp one, to clean debris on the roller
Fifth  Step: Reassemble the components:
Congratulations! You made it to the final step.
Make sure you cross-check the roller for any strand of hair, trying hitting it on a hard surface, please do it gently. If you’re satisfied, you remember that little container? Yes! Take out the screws and drive all the screws back to their position.
After fixing the roller back, you can test your canister vacuum cleaner to see how it’d work graciously.
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Please when removing the roller, ensure it is totally unplugged.
If you cannot do this yourself, for some reason, I recommend you contact the local technician so you can be assisted in this task.
In short, I can tell you if you follow these steps, you’d be having a canister vacuum that would work efficiently for a long time.
It’s good you check the rollers from time to time and repeat the process if you find clogged hairs there.
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