Vacuum cleaners have come a long way technologically. Not only can they clean our floors, but they can also now clean the air simultaneously. The water vacuum cleaner was invented for this exact reason.
The water acts as the filter and is designed to remove mold, dust and dust mites, pollen and other allergens, and many other undesirable elements from the air. How well do they work?
Most experts believe that they work fairly well. However, they acknowledge that there are negatives to them as well. First, the water that is put into a water vacuum cleaner needs to be replaced.
While most designs make replacing the water fairly simple, they do not prevent a large amount of the bad stuff trapped by the water and removed from the air from being released back into the air.
Studies have shown that HEPA filters are even more successful at removing these things from the air, and you don’t have the problem of disposing of water.
Another problem with water vacuum cleaners is their weight and bulkiness. Water is heavy. It weighs over 8 pounds a gallon. Most water vacuum cleaners require at least a half gallon of water.
This is four extra pounds, and it can make a difference in how easy it is to maneuver and put away the machine.
One advantage to them is the ability to put different fragrances into the water and cause it to spread around the house and fill it with good smells. Many owners of these units love this feature.