Tales of a Dirty Vacuum Cleaner


So, you have hired a professional to clean your home. The quote given seems within your budget and much lower than other bids received. It’s a no brainer. You hire the person or company that offered the lowest bid, right? Or, do you?

There are a few things to consider when reviewing house cleaning job quotes, but for this post, I want to focus on the one piece of equipment that is key to cleaning effectively. The vacuum cleaner.

You might be appalled to see what the inside of a vacuum filter looks like when it enters your home for that scheduled clean. The very tool that is meant to keep your home clean must be clean themselves in order to get the job done.

Like any machine, vacuums need to be cleaned and maintained regularly for them to work properly. If no maintained, a vacuum may actually be spreading dirt around rather than cleaning it up! Think about it… the vacuum entering your home is cleaning several otheroller_debrisr homes per day and many of those home owners have one or more pets.

Food for thought…

Failure to properly maintain this primary piece of cleaning equipment results in loss of suction, rotating brush no longer spins and vacuum fails to pick up dirt / debris. Not to mention the dirty odor that is emitted due to build up of dust and pet hair in the inner workings of the vacuum.

Oh! The things a vacuum finds.

My Magic Mop performs the following maintenance to our vacuums:

  • Filters cleaned and replaced with back-up filters for the next day’s clean
  • Hair, lint and other debris removed from roller brushes daily
  • Canisters emptied of dirt, debris after every house clean
  • Exterior steam sanitized and disinfected with anti-bacterial wipes daily
  • Bagless canisters washed at the end of each week
  • Hoses flushed and cleaned monthly



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