How to use a handheld vacuum 

A handheld vacuum cleaner may be termed as a revolutionary device that has made cleaning a far more convenient process than it ever used to be. These adevices have brought inconvenience and budget to the exact same device. This makes them popular and an optimum choice for daily household cleaning. Building upon the premise of handheld vacuuming, we have churned out some ways in which you can draw out the full potential of these machines. We generally tend to gloss over the manual that comes with the device in the excitement of using it and so fail somewhere to reach the summit of its capability. Any vacuum cleaner that you own requires care while usage to ensure that it continues to serve you for longer periods of time. Let us find out the ways in which you can maintain a handheld vacuum cleaner. 

Keep an eye on the bag 

You must keep a check on the bag. It should be carefully checked frequently and if found full, should be emptied without delay. For proper functioning, a bag must be replaced as soon as it is filled up to 1/3rd of its maximum capacity. Also, if you see your vacuum cleaner missing out on dust, your bag requires being replaced. 

Before you clean the vacuum cleaner 

It is recommended that you go through the manual for cleaning instructions. A proper process of cleaning has to be followed to ensure proper functioning of the handheld vacuum cleaner. 

If your model is bagless 

If you own one of those models of vacuum cleaners that has a bin without a bag, the bin has to be regularly emptied so that the vacuum cleaner sucks up all the dust. 

Rid the debris 

It is essential that you keep your vacuum cleaner clear of the debris that may be left dangling near air passages and the brush of the vacuum cleaner. Any presence of debris can significantly bring down the utility of the vacuum cleaner. 

Take care of the filters 

Many vacuum cleaners are equipped with filters. These filters trap dust particles and prevent their passage into the air passage. Blockages in these filters must be cleared out regularly to keep the suction power of the vacuum at its maximum. 

Care of the hoses 

The hoses of the vacuum cleaner are bound to attract debris and fine dust particles. Such unwanted crap must be cleared regularly so that the suction path is smooth and clutter free. 

Do not let the machine over-heat 

Vacuuming is a tedious process for even the machine specially manufactured to perform the task. The device would heat up at times. At such times, a rest should be allowed to the vacuum cleaner so that the extra heat does not affect the mechanism encapsulated in that small body. 

Handheld vacuum cleaners may be stunning devices but they require their share of care too. To conclude, it is advised that the manual that comes with your device should be seriously considered. 

Happy cleaning! 


How to clean a handheld vacuum 

Vacuum cleaners clean your home of all sorts of dust; what is left behind is a spotlessly clean floor or any other item that you intend to vacuum. Handheld vacuum cleaners have been revolutionary and well renowned for the amount of convenience they offer the user. With the handheld vacuum cleaner, you can easily roam around while perusing every corner of your home. The machine in your hand does the task of cleaning your belongings thoroughly, ensuring hygiene in even the darkest of corners. While that is true, a pertinent question can be raised that if the vacuum cleaners clean our homes, what cleans the cleaner itself?  

Your handheld vacuum cleaner also requires some sort of maintenance so that it continues to cater to your needs. While the task of cleaning your vacuum cleaners is not really herculean, it requires remarkable efforts to be pulled off eloquently. It is recommended that you read the manual that came with your device to be specifically oriented for the cleaning process. Here would follow a generic guide to the cleaning of vacuum cleaners with as much care as possible. Read on to be familiar with the step by step guide to cleaning your handheld vacuum cleaner. 

The guide: 

There are some steps you must stick to for a spotlessly clean device without any damaged fragile parts. Those steps are: 

Pulling out the bin: 

  • You would find a button near the clear bin of your vacuum cleaner. Push this button to unlock the bin. 
  • Once the bin is unlocked, carefully pull it out. 

 To clean the bin 

  • Grab a damp cloth to do this. Remember, not too much water to be used. 
  • Please avoid any usage of detergents or any other cleaning aids. Such items may prove hazardous to your vacuum cleaner. 
  • Also, do not chuck the bin in the dishwasher for known reasons. 
  • Carefully wipe the insides of the bin with the damp cloth. 

 To clean your cyclone shroud: 

  • For your cyclone shroud, use the brush provided with the vacuum cleaner. 
  • Carefully brush off the dust and lint clinging to the accessory without damaging anything. 
  • Remember, not to place the entire unit under flowing water as it may hamper the working of your handheld vacuum. 


Cleaning is pretty much done. Now you need to put the items back in place carefully so as to make the unit functional again. 

Placing the bin back: 

  • You just used a damp cloth. Thus, ensure that the bin has completely dried before placing it back in. 
  • Slowly push in the bin until you hear a slight click, the click implies that the bin is back in its position. 


To the shut the unit back in place: 

  • If your vacuum came fitted with a lid, place it in the bin. In the case of a vacuum with bin base, place the base back in position until you hear a click again. 

With that done, your handheld vacuum has been successfully cleaned. 

If you do own one of those handheld vacuums, clean it today!