Baking soda can be seen as an alternative to other great deodorizers. It can be very good and still cheap; this solvent can be implemented in diverse ways from cleaning to cooking, and can also be to eliminate offensive/bad odors. Thus, baking soda is a very popular product in the market.
When you sprinkle them on your carpet and vacuum them up, it normally would absorb the offensive odor and make it smell nice so your carpet is left with a fresh fragrance, these small solvent offers but in it lies what can ruin your canister vacuum cleaner
Why Baking Soda is not good for your vacuum?
Merely looking at the grain of baking soda you’d know it’s small. And for this same reason is why it can damage your canister vacuum cleaner.
There are 3 possible ways baking soda’s (particles) can damage your vacuum
First way: it can destroy the electric motors of your canister vacuum
Although your canister vacuum cleaner suction area may be enclosed away from the vacuum’s motor, somehow tiny fragments of baking soda still stubbornly enter the vacuum. Normally, for your electric motor to last it needs to be cooled constantly when in use, and to do this they suck up air, so the problem occurs when trying to suck the surrounding air, it mistakenly sucks in baking soda powder too. This way the baking soda enters the motor and over time it may fall in between bearings and gears whereby destroying your motor over time.
Second way: it can clog the filters and dust bags
The same small particles of baking soda can also clog your HEPA filter or any filter. Normally, if the filter becomes too clogged, it causes your canister vacuum cleaner to work harder due to blockage, this way you tire your vacuum a lot easier and quicker.
Having support for the clogged filter won’t help because it can cause the filter not to work right.
Third way: it becomes very difficult getting rid of baking soda from your carpet
This is a serious problem because the nature of baking soda’s micro-particles is very sharp!!! The “sharp” texture on these grains helps in cleansing grime from your dishes or bathtub. But using these same grains on your carpet can be disturbing because they fall deep under the carpet and the vacuum cleaner hardly ever finds them.
If the baking soda has removed the odor but you haven’t sucked it up, it will keep the odor there.
Listed above are the three possible ways baking soda isn’t good for your carpets. But if you can’t use baking soda for your carpets, what can you use with your canister vacuum cleaner?
Carpet cleaners and Fragrance scents
Baking soda is not what actually cleans your carpet; it’s like putting baking soda on your bedspread and expect it to be clean. You can make use of a carpet cleaner. You can use water, and soap to clean your carpet along with the carpet cleaner.
And odors? What causes the odor most times are the stains on the carpet. Most times a carpet cleaner removes both the scent and the odor the same time
There are other alternatives to having a good smell without causing harm to your vacuum cleaner; in addition, they make your home smell really nice when you vacuum. One example of this is using Scented Tablets with your vacuum cleaner.
This tab works really well if you use it in the filter region of your canister vacuum cleaner or you just place on your carpet as you clean. Especially, if your carpet starts smelling like a dog.
A nice aroma definitely makes your cleaning routine enjoyable and can help safeguard the stinky materials now living in your canister vacuum. Well, the good news is you can apply scented tablets on the filter region of your canister vacuum cleaner, this scented tablet is non-toxic, can be recovered, and won’t clog your canister vacuum cleaner.
This scented tablet freshens the air once put to use. It leaves a fresh accent on everywhere you clean. Just put a little out from the re-sealable bag onto your carpet and vacuum normally. And you can start cleaning; the scent would spread around your home.
Was this post helpful to you? Now we know how baking soda can be of harm to a vacuum, you’ve seen alternatives you can pick up that can clean your carpet properly and scented tablets that would leave a lasting, refreshing scent.
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