How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment

Oct 16, 2019

How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment

How To Use A Kirby Vacuum Zipp Brush Attachment


One question we get asked a lot is “How do you use a Zipp brush properly?” In this video Dustin shows you how it’s done!




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To use your Zipp brush you first want to attach your Kirby hose. Then you’ll want to attach the Zipp brush to the hose.


We are using a white Zipp brush in this example, but all the colors work the same. You use them by moving them side-to-side.


They’re not designed for vacuuming certain spots since you need to move it for it to work properly. If you try to keep it in one spot it may stop spinning.


Another alternative that we like is this mini head that’s made by another company. It works on the same principle - it has a brush roll that spins by air. However, it’s designed to fit almost any vacuum cleaner.



Unlike the Zipp brush you can press down on one tricky spot and it won’t stop spinning! Both brushes are great choices for cleaning, so you can pick the one that works best for you.


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Andrew Sharp

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