It's really frustrating when you vacuum your home and you're left with a lingering, dusty smell.
If you have a smelly vacuum cleaner, there are a number of things you can do to get it working properly and keep it smell-free. If your vacuum uses bags make sure these are changed when full. It's also important to regularly clean and/or replace the filters in your vacuum to keep it working properly.
If you've given your vacuum a good service, but you find it's still leaving your home with a dusty smell, you might want to try using a freshener to help get rid of it.
We've got a few listed on the eSpares site which are all relatively inexpensive, and so we thought we'd test them, most are appropriate for bagged or bagless vacuums. Here's what we found:
Given the carpets we tested were fairly clean to begin with we really just wanted to test for the scents themselves and their strength.
Vacuum: Numatic Henry HVR200
Fresheners: each vacuum air freshener was added into a new bag and placed into the vacuum cleaner
Time: Vacuum was tested in different rooms for approximately 5-7 minutes
Overall, we felt each freshener was true to it's 'scent' and worked well in generating a nice smell in the rooms we tested. Depending on what size room, the dustiness and type of scent you fancy will best determine which one will work best for you.