Does Diatomaceous Earth ruin a Vacuum Cleaner?(2 posts)
Treated the edge of my wall-to-wall carpet along and under the baseboards. If I decide to vacuum the DE up will the vacuum cleaner be ruined, as I've read in several places? Any experience with this issue? I don't need my vacuum cleaner to work forever, but would like to know what to expect. If people here are vac`uuming up DE and their vacuum's still work OK, that would be reassuring.
I am really glad you asked this question, it has been on my mind as well. I am new, so I don't have much experience, but I believe that if you are being very light handed with the DE it will be ok to vacuum. Probably if we are extreme with it and then vacuum large amounts on a daily or frequent schedule, it could burn out the cleaner. I have also read that the DE works better if it is applied lightly, so the bugs won't avoid it. Since it is mostly in the cracks near baseboard, and very lightly done under the bed, I am hoping that my cleaner will survive. I used my vacuum today and it seemed fine. Good luck!
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