Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum - Model 836
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum packs several very interesting features in rather compact design. This unit combines UV-C lamp, strong suction and true HEPA air filtration in order to clean and sanitize mattresses, beds, sofas, carpets, stairs and other upholstered and carpeted areas commonly found at homes and apartments.
Also, Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum features built-in telescopic handle for vacuuming larger floor areas, including under beds and furniture.
Updated: November 21, 2019.
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum Features and Specifications
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum is of rather unique design.
While most mattress vacuums have somewhat similar design, this unit also features 35 inches (~89 cm) long concealed telescopic handle, allowing it to be used as 2-in-1 unit - for both carpets and elevated surfaces.
Telescopic handle is easy to use, but it is not the most ergonomic solution which is understandable. Personally, adding a handle to such vacuum can be of a great help in keeping home clean and sanitized.
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum is corded, bagless unit, with power rating of 400 W - actual air watts are unknown, but the suction is rated at 12 kPa, which is actually very good for such compact unit.
For example, some very popular robot vacuums feature 1.2 - 1.5 kPa suction, mattress vacuums 5-10 kPa, large home vacuums go up to, or even more than 20 kPa.
Physical dimensions are 12.3 x 14 x 7 inches (~31.2 x 35.6 x 17.8 cm), helping the user with storage, too.
Power cord is 15.2 feet (~4.64 m) long and is manually wrapped. Longer power cord would extend the cleaning reach using single wall power socket, but it would also require more wrapping area and more manual work when storing the unit.
If longer reach is required, extension cord can be used, just note that unit power rating is 400 W (~3.5 Amps).
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum weighs 3.25 pounds (~1.47 kg) and it can be used with a single hand easily.
Unit features advanced UV technology in the form of UV-C tube that emits 253.7nm UV-C light for surface sterilization.
UV-C light and strong suction effectively clean carpets, stairs, sofas, beds, mattresses, pillows and similar surfaces that tolerate UV-C irradiation.
It is claimed by the manufacturer that Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum:
- removes dust mites and bed bugs up to 95%,
- removes at least 98% of bugs from sofas,
- kills over 99.99% of salmonella and e.coli, etc.
On average, unit kills and removes 99.7% of dust mites, bed bugs, germs, bacteria etc. from common household surfaces.
Note: UV-C light is dangerous, humans included. That is why this and most of the similar units feature contact sensors in the wheels - only when all the wheels are in the contact with the cleaned surfaces, the sterilization UV tube is turned on. Never, but really never, 'play' with the turned on unit and its contact sensors.
Also, to increase the safety, unit features two lights that signal to the user when the UV-C light is turned on.
Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum is true HEPA vacuum cleaner - it vacuums and captures at least 99.97% of 0.3 microns or larger particles, and expels practically the clean air, which is very important, not only for people having issues with asthma and allergies.
HEPA air filter is washable using running water. After washing it, it should be dried thoroughly before returning it back into the unit. Never use this unit with wet air filter, or without it.
Note: Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum is rather simple to use vacuum cleaner, but before the very first use, be sure to read the manual/instructions.
Dust cup is transparent allowing the user to see type and amount of vacuumed dirt. Dirt cup is relatively small, but large enough for intended purpose of the unit.
It is recommended to empty the dirt cup after each vacuuming.
Long Story Short: Housmile 12 kPa UV-C Sanitizing Handheld Vacuum is compact and affordable mattress vacuum cleaner that is also suitable for vacuuming other similar surfaces at home like beds, sofas, upholstery, carpets, stairs and similar.
Its main features include strong suction, UV-C light, HEPA air filtration, telescopic handle, compact design and of course, affordable price.
Note that this unit doesn't feature hot/warm air blower and high vibration pad/bar for deeper and additional mattress cleaning, but it the end, it does its job properly.
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