Housmile Mattress Vacuum Cleaner - Model 804
Housmile Mattress Vacuum Cleaner is handheld, corded vacuum cleaner optimized for cleaning and sanitizing mattresses, upholstery, pillows, carpets and similar surfaces combining suction, vibrations, UV light and hot air.
Unit is small, portable, has excellent HEPA air filtration and comes at affordable price.
Published: April 28, 2017.
Housmile mattress vacuum cleaner is designed for eliminating bed bugs and cleaning mattresses, pillows and similar surfaces.
In order to eliminate bed bugs, this mattress vacuum cleaner uses 253.7nm UV sterilization lamp and ~130°F (~55°C) hot/warm air. According to the manufacturer, the rate of killing bed bugs, mites, microorganisms and bacteria is almost up to 99.7%, in 'lab' conditions.
This percentage can be even better, if the mattress surface is exposed to hot air and UV light for longer period of time.
Note: in the long run, high temperature and UV light can damage the mattress and its colors. Just to be sure, check the instructions of the vacuum cleaner and read the labels on your mattress first. Also, unit comes with UV contact sensors - don't tamper with them, since they shout off UV lamp when the unit is not properly pressed onto the surface. And this is very important, since UL light is harmful to both humans and dust mites.
To improve cleaning of deeply embedded mites, dust and other dirt, Housmile mattress vacuum cleaner uses high frequency vibrations (3800 Hz) and relatively good suction (8.5 kPa).
One of the interesting features is the use of two suction inlets - one on the lower surface, and one on the upper surface of the unit. This ensures much better cleaning and removing the dirt from the room.
Air filtration is excellent - the whole machine is designed to achieve true HEPA air filtration, capturing 99.97% of 0.3 micrometer particles (or larger), which is very important for any mattress vacuum cleaner.
HEPA air filtration is based on activated carbon filter - such filters remove even odors from air and help the unit expel practically a fresh air. On the other hand, such filters are NOT washable and after some time must be replaced. Spare filters don't cost much, especially having in mind filtration level they provide.
Unit is compact and lightweight, weighing only 2.81 pounds (~1.3 kg).
160 ml dirt cup appear small, but this is mattress vacuum cleaner, not a carpet cleaner for heavily soiled carpets - larger dirt cup would only make unit larger and heavier and probably more expensive.
Cleaning With Housmile Mattress Vacuum Cleaner
Mattress vacuum cleaner is used by (mostly) pulling the unit over the surface. Cleaned width is, unfortunately, narrower than the width of the vacuum cleaner (photo above) - around one third of the unit width, requiring many passes to cover area of one single mattress, pillow or carpet.
However, cleaned area is firstly blasted with hot air, then irradiated with UV light and then the dirt is sucked into the unit, while the surface and interior of the mattress are vibrated with the beater bar, all at once, to dislodge and remove deeply embedded dirt, dust mites included. Not bad for such small unit :)
If the debris is released into the air from the mattress after the vacuum has traversed over certain area, it is collected by air flow into the second air inlet.
In the case of strong infestation by dust mites and other bugs, combine the mattress vacuum cleaner with a good, non-toxic, organic bed bug killer: apply the chemicals as instructed by their manufacturer, and after treating the mattresses, vacuum them thoroughly with a mattress vacuum cleaner.
To avoid issues in the future, keep the mattresses clean and dry - mattress encasements can be used to prevent possible liquid spills and the dust mites from invading the mattresses.
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