If you have a clogged vacuum, you may wonder how to remove it. Luckily, there are several ways you can do it. The first method involves using a small instrument to poke around the vacuum's entrance.
Using a broomstick or a long rod
You may not realize it, but you can use a broomstick to unclogged the hose on your vacuum cleaner, or any other kind of long handle, like from a mop or even a bamboo stick from the garden. If you're using a broomstick to unclutter your hose, you can push it slowly through the clog to force it out. If you have a translucent hose, you can see where the clog is located by holding it up to a light source. If you're lucky, the clog may be in the lower part of the hose connected to your vacuum cleaner.
This all assumes, of course, that the blockage is inside the hose.
First, unplug your vacuum cleaner. After that, you can try to remove any clogs. Make sure to follow the directions on the manual. Using a broomstick to unclog your vacuum cleaner is an effective way to remove large debris from the hose. Make sure to use caution when inserting the broomstick into the hose, however, as you don't want to damage it.
If you don't have a broomstick, you can clean it using a banging motion. You can also bang it against something or bang it in a lined trash can.
If you have a broomstick, you can also use a bent wire to unclog your hose. You can also use a hanger or broom handle to push the clog through the hose. These techniques can help you solve most of your problems with your vacuum cleaner.
Blockages in the hose can decrease the life of your cleaner and affect its suction power. They can also cause the vacuum to make unnecessary noise.
A clogged hose is a common problem while cleaning a home. It happens either because you misjudged the size of the vacuum or because something you sucked up got stuck in the hose. Regardless of the cause, it's crucial to treat your vacuum with respect and avoid using it excessively.
Banging the hose
This method depends on the type of hose you have. If you have a flexible hose that you can manipulate into different shapes and bend then often the simplest thing to do it to bend it close to the blockage.
Assuming it's a most solid hose though you can often unclog it by lightly banging it against something hard. Be very careful with this method though as you obviously don't want to damage the hose. The banging should only be used to dislodge the blockage, and not hard enough to damage the tube itself.
Water or liquids
Sometimes blockages can be caused by hair and other porous materials. These materials have little weight so moving them is difficult.
A solution for this is to add a little bit of water. Be warned though, this carries a risk of damage to the vacuum cleaner if water or liquid is sucked into the main blower of the vacuum. As such, we recommend disconnecting the hose entirely from the vacuum, adding a little water to it, and then allowing it to fully dry out once you have finished unblocking it.