A bagless vacuum certainly offers convenience in several respects. But Ron Vohs, an expert in the vacuum industry and owner of Best Vac in St. Charles, recommends purchasing a model that utilizes a bag in order to receive the best cleaning power and overall hygienic experience from your vacuum. Here are 3 reasons to think twice about using a bagless vacuum:
1. When you use a bagless vacuum, you're being exposed to dust and dirt when you empty out the unit. "Bagless vacuums aren't hygienic; customers want better now, as they're realizing the convenience is not worth jeopardizing their health," explained Vohs. "Bagless vacuums release dust, dander, and bacteria back into the air. We've been trying to educate consumers about the negatives of bagless vacuums for years, but the pandemic is now causing many of them to consider switching."
2. Without the use of a vacuum cleaner bag, a vacuum's filtration, suction, and cleaning performance are diminished. "Without a bag to hold the captured debris, the microfilters on bagless vacuums clog up and need to be replaced frequently," added Vohs. "Bagless vacuum microfilters are expensive, and outweigh the relatively low cost of filter bags for a bagged vacuum."
3. Regular maintenance for a bagless vacuum is critical. "Without a bag as the first line of defense against the smallest particles, bagless vacuums allow more debris to travel deeper into the vacuum's interior components," said Vohs. "The motor and circuit board become lined with fine dust and dirt, so they require regular cleaning. Bagless vacuums require 3-5 times more maintenance and cleaning than bagged vacuums. 75% of our service business is for bagless vacuums."
Ron Vohs has owned and operated Best Vac in St. Charles for 22 years, and worked for Miele, one of the best in the vacuum industry, for three years before that. For more information about vacuum cleaners and other cleaning products, please contact:
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