Mattress vacuums are very specialized vacuums. Handheld corded or wireless units are ideal for getting rid of dust mites, bed bugs, and allergens from mattresses, pillows, cloth sofas and upholstery, car seats, carpets, and similar surfaces. Throughout this article, we will tell you how to choose the best dust mite vacuum.
Before you do anything else, it is always a good idea to check our vacuum cleaner specifications guide, so you can better understand what suction power, airflow, and other parameters mean.
How Do Dust Mite Vacuum Cleaners Work?
The dust mite vacuum cleaner, or mattress vacuum cleaner, often has a distinctive shape. The main mode of operation is pulling over surfaces rather than pushing or pushing/pulling like other vacuums.
For cleaning and disinfecting cleaned surfaces, mattress vacuum cleaners usually use several methods:
Strong suction is necessary to remove stubborn dust and allergens, as well as various types of bed bugs (eggs, adults, anything in between).
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Some mattress vacuums have two suction inlets, one below the unit and one in front of it, to improve suction and cleaning. The lower inlet helps remove dirt from the cleaned surface, whereas the front inlet helps remove any dirt released in the air from the mattress.
High Frequency Vibrations
Mattress vacuum cleaners often have beater pads or bars to help remove deeply embedded dirt, dust, and especially bed bugs. Motorized mattress tools oscillate on high frequencies as they agitate mattresses, carpets or cloth fibers to remove dust, bugs and allergens.
Such vibrations greatly enhance the cleaning power of mattress vacuums.
Hot Air Blower
In order to kill bed bugs and bacteria, and to help sanitize mattresses, some mattress vacuums use hot air to do so. Generally, the maximum air temperature is 130°F (55°C) – such high temperatures are not harmful to humans (they will not cause burns or redness of the skin after a brief exposure to the hot air) and are suitable for most mattresses. Ensure that your mattress can be cleaned by such vacuum cleaners.
The hot air also plays another important role – it helps remove moisture from the mattress. Bed bugs need moisture and organic matter to grow and reproduce. If you take away at least one of these factors, bed bugs will die. Great! 🙂
Bed bugs are also at risk from UV light of certain wavelengths (can cause skin cancer, for example). UV light, in combination with hot air, will not only dry the mattress, but also remove moisture from bed bugs, which will, in the end, kill them.
When a mattress vacuum with UV lights is not firmly pressed against the surface being cleaned, the UV lights are turned off for safety reasons.
Also, some surfaces can lose their color over time when exposed to UV lights!
The selection of the best mattress vacuum cleaner is not an easy task, so we hope our guide here helped you.