I would be lost without my Shark Vacuum. People tell you there is no going back once you have used one and with two kids and two dogs who love to make a mess I can wholeheartedly agree with that.
The model that I have is the Shark DuoClean Lift-Away and it is fantastic. One of the things Shark is known for is that they say their vacuums never lose suction. This is true, but only if you show them a little TLC.
If you clean your shark vacuum then it can give you a lifetime of use. I like to give mine a clean once a month, but some might say that is a little excessive and every couple of months would be fine. Anyway, keep on reading and I will share with you how to clean a Shark vacuum.
A Shark vacuum like most others has some telltale signs for when things are getting a little clogged up. The most common way to know is if the suction is not right and it is leaving dirt behind on the floor.
Also if it is making odd sounds that it did not make before and if the air it is pumping out smells weird. If yours is doing any of these things it is time to give it a clean!
I think it is best to clean it in three stages, the rotating brush, the canister and the filters. I would say that these cleaning methods will work for all Shark vacuums.
It is crazy the things that can get stuck in here. If you have pets then more than likely it will be pet hair.
The Shark Duoclean range, including the Powered Lift-Away, Rocket Ultra-Light, IONFlex Cordless, Apex, and the Lift-Away Speed, all feature an easy to clean brushroll system.
This involves removing the top panel, or 'garage', which is located on the vacuum head. Once the panel is removed, the DuoClean brushroll can be removed.
Any hair or dirt can be removed, and there is even a hair removal tool which is included and is found under the panel. The soft roller brush can also be ejected and cleaned.
The short instructional video above from Shark will show you how to take the bottom off a Shark vacuum and guide you through the process.
Cleaning the canister is not the grossest part of this job like you may think it is! This is actually very easy to do.
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When it comes to filters the main ones that make a Shark vacuum cleaner so good are the HEPA filters. These are what keep all the nasty dust and allergens inside the vacuum.
If your vacuum smells a bit funky, the filters need cleaning. These instructions will work for HEPA filters and also the regular standard kind.
One extra thing I want to say is that when it comes to the regular filters (not the HEPA ones) some Shark vacuum models have felt and others use rubber filters.
Felt filters are much more delicate and Shark do not actually recommend that you wash them so do so at your own risk. If you do, make sure you are very gentle.
Your Shark vacuum gives you so much and it asks for so little in return. People make the mistake of thinking that just because Shark say their vacuums never lose suction that they do not have to do anything to make that so.
Cleaning a vacuum is not a pleasant experience, but it is not hard at all. In all honesty, I would say the whole drying of the filters takes longer than the actual cleaning process. If your Shark has not been performing the way it usually does, giving it a good clean will really bring it back to life.
Now that you know how to clean a Shark vacuum there is no excuse for you not to give it a good clean every once and a while.
This post was last updated on September 20th, 2018 at 01:34 pm
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