Maintaining Vacuum Filters

December 27, 2016Allison Murray
Properly maintain your vacuum filters for the best allergen reduction and suction!

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Eureka. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

Properly maintain your vacuum filters for the best allergen reduction and suction!  

I know, I know, keeping your vacuum cleaner filters is anything but exciting BUT it is one of those things that when done well and often help to reduce allergens in your home and keep your Eureka vacuum running like a champ. Seriously, it just takes the tiniest bit of effort and BOOM! Your vacuum keeps its sucking power that makes it feel like new and you can breathe easy.

Did you know that most people actually forget to maintain their filters? It doesn’t matter if your vacuum uses bags or is bagless, is a stick or an upright, practically every vacuum cleaner you can own will have filters. If you have a bagged Eureka each bag should be changed monthly. Inside of authentic Eureka bags is a Micron Filtration system that with regular changing help your bagged Eureka perform at top levels.

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If you have a bagless Eureka, like I do, you will have HEPA filters which will need to be replaced every 6 months. Other filters, like the ones that cover the back or beneath the canister can be rinsed out and reused. Be sure that they are completely dry before tossing them back in your vacuum, though. If you do this every 8 weeks your machine will stay in top form maintaining awesome suction and allergen reduction.

Properly maintain your vacuum filters for the best allergen reduction and suction!

So now you know the how, but what about the why. Did you know that a vacuum picks up about 45 grams of dust every week and that 14% of that dust is considered to contain harmful allergens?  These allergens include mold, pollen, dust mites (ew!), dander, fungi and so much more. When your vacuum filter is clogged it won’t be able to effectively suck up all of this dust and therefore all of these allergens. A clogged filter can also cause your vacuum to overheat. Ever have that happen? I did when I first got out on my own and it stinks. Literally, like it smells awful :)

So, have I creeped you out about the things lurking in your rugs? No worries! Rinse and allow those reusable filters to fully dry and grab any other filters you might need at the vacuum aisle of most major retailers like Walmart and Target. And if you’re like me and prefer to shop online you can also hit up Amazon.com. Need to find the right filter? Use the find the right vacuum filter for Eureka vacuums, consumers can use the “Find the Right Accessory” function on the bottom left hand side of www.eureka.com or call 1-800-282-2886.

Properly maintain your vacuum filters for the best allergen reduction and suction!

I received product and compensation for this post as a Eureka influencer. As always, all thoughts and opinions are solely my own, here at Dream a Little Bigger. Thanks again to Eureka for partnering with us! Keep up with what Eureka is putting down by following on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Eureka.com! 

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