Many of the filters that Crucial Vacuum manufactures are washable and reusable. Washing your filter is an important part of vacuum cleaner maintenance. If your filter is not clean, your vacuum will have a hard time absorbing and eliminating dirt. Improper cleaning of the filter reduces the suction capability of the vacuum over time.
You should ideally clean your filter after every 3-4 uses. Before cleaning your filter you should refer to the vacuums manual.
When removing dust from the filter, chances are it will spread around the air, it is best to take the filter outside. Tap the filter gently on the side of the garbage so that most of the dust falls out.
If your filter is NOT washable, it will be adversely affected if you wash it. Rinse the outside surface of filter with cold-luke warm running water (do not use soap).
If you washed the filter, air-dry 24-48 hours before you replace it in the vacuum. Once the filter is clean and dry, you can put it back into the vacuum.
Do not brush your filter.
Do not clean you filter with abrasive materials.
Do not scrub your filter between the pleats.
*Even with regular cleaning, most vacuum filters have a specific lifespan and must be replaced regularly. Replace your Crucial Vacuum filter every 3-6 months.