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Jacob Pilkinton

Jenison, MI

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Water Based Vacuum

Posted on 5/13/10 at 1:51 PM By Jacob Pilkinton | 9 Replies

Are water based vacuums better for people with allergies than traditional vacuums?

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Jonesboro, AR

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I have a bissell clean view II vac and it is time for an upgrade. The brush is shot and we have had it for a few years or more.
Posted on 12/05/11 at 12:07 AM

Daniel Son

Waco, TX

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i've used one for many years. It works pretty well. It traps the dust in water so in theory it sounds like a good idea since wet-dust doesn't fly around. I've found it quite effective, but the price of the vacuum is pretty steep
Posted on 11/07/11 at 8:15 PM

Mark Tisler

Coleman, WI

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I would get the Bissell Healthy Home or PowerClean because they have really good HEPA filters and a one touch canister open to empty the dirt.
Posted on 12/31/10 at 12:59 PM

Chrissy Terry

Coldwater, MS

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I think the water based vacuums would trap the dust well.  However, I think a vacuum with a HEPA filter would work just as well when replaced regularly.
Posted on 10/30/10 at 10:42 PM

Jessica Mabellos

Wilmington, NC

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I've never used one but I've always been very curious. It seems like a good concept.
Posted on 10/26/10 at 2:06 PM

Marcia Pomranka

Coldwater, MI

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i think they dont work well
Posted on 9/06/10 at 12:25 AM

Lauren Smith

Fort Carson, CO

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I think you have to do both on a fairly regular basis, especially with outside allergies and/or pets.
Posted on 7/29/10 at 9:48 PM


Cleveland, OH

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Both.....I believe that traditional vacuums only work for those with allergies if they have a HEPA filter. Then again you have to make sure that you change your HEPA filter on a regular basis. I have a carpet cleaner that I use on a regular basis. It works well for me with my allergies. The vacuum can only do so much & the carpet cleaner does the rest of the job.
Posted on 7/13/10 at 5:28 PM

Greg Weaver

East Berlin, PA

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To a degree, yes.  It beats having to change out HEPA filters.  Personally, I have a Dyson DC13 and it does great for my wife's allergies. Water-based vacuums can be a PITA, and that water gets nasty if you let it sit too long or spill it--all the dead skin particles that compose the bulk of dust in your home start to rot and the smell will stick.

Get a wet-vac carpet cleaner if you don't have one, it really gets the fine particulates out.  I have a Bissell Pro-heat 2x and it beats the living hell out of the Hoover models (their brushes are too soft). 

And change the filter on your HVAC system regularly!  Most people forget about those, and if you see black dust around the vents, that means you're basically blowing dust and dirt around your home and keeping it airborne.

Posted on 6/09/10 at 8:55 AM
Located on the white label above, usually on the back of the machine.

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