Best Vacuum for Dust Mite Allergies

Best Vacuum for Dust Mite Allergies

It’s not always just about looking good, you also need to feel good too. When it comes to cleaning your home, getting rid of all the dust and dirt is only half of the job. Lurking amongst the fibers of your rugs and carpets are devious dust mites that will make you sneeze, cry, and cough. So, you don’t want any old vacuum, you want the best vacuum for dust mite allergies.

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When is comes to choosing a vacuum to treat your home for dust mites Dr. Clifford W. Bassett, MD, from Long Island College Hospital tells WebMD.com, “since you have to vacuum your carpets anyway, a HEPA-filtered vacuum can be part of a comprehensive strategy to reduce household allergens” (www.webmd.com/allergies). Getting that dust mite crushing vacuum will go a long way to make you comfortable in your own castle. We’ve put together this list to the best vacuums for dust mite allergies to help you start the path to a cleaner, fresher home.


Best Vacuum for Dust Mite Allergies Comparison


Product Reviews

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Canister Vacuum review

The first dust destroyer on our list is the predatory Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away Canister Vacuum. The huge benefit of the canister vacuums is that they offer reach and mobility to reach all the different areas of your home, including under furniture, drapes, blinds, and stairs. The Shark Rotator Canister has a powered cleaning head, complete with a motor, that attacks any type of floor with energetic efficiency. The included crevice tool and dusting brush add the ability to capture dust in tight spaces.

At only ten-pounds, the Shark Rotator canister is light enough to move all around the house and clean multiple room, plus stairs. Large wheels on the canister make navigating different floor types, and obstacles a breeze. A 23-foot power cord is long enough to reach different areas of your home without being too long and cumbersome. The cord also has an automatic cord rewind feature that makes cleaning up and storing the vacuum easier and faster.

Shark vacuums designed this particular vac with “anti-allergen complete seal technology” that is capable of trapping 99% of common allergens found in the home. You can quickly get rid of not only dust mites, but also pet hair, and other common allergens. A specialized pet brush is included with the vacuum to add more precise cleaning power specially designed to get down deep into carpets and rugs, and uproot stubborn dust mites.

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A pair of foam filters add additional dust containment that keeps dust mites and other allergens from being blown back into the air by the power of the vacuum. These filters are washable and reusable, so you don’t have to worry about costly replacements. When the filter gets too dirty, simply take it out, wash it, let it dry, and you are right back in business.

PROS

What we like:

  • Great HEPA allergen filtering and dust control
  • Light weight, but still powerful canister vacuum
  • Switches easily between carpet and hardwood floors
  • Dust bin is easy to empty

CONS

What we didn't like:

  • Brush head bristles are stiff and a little coarse
  • No storage on vacuum for accessory cleaning heads

Bissell Pet Hair Eraser Upright Bagless 1650A

Bissell 1650A Pet Hair Eraser review

It is no secret that a significant source of allergens in a home are the loving and wonderful pets that act as companions, comfort, and entertainment. What they leave behind on our carpets, rugs, and in our drapes sometimes makes us wonder why we keep them around. The Bissell pet hair eraser puts those thoughts to bed, and helps keep the love in your home, and sneezes out.

The Bissell’s SmartSeal allergen system uses HEPA filters to help trap in allergens while you are vacuuming the many surfaces of your house. Pet hair just doesn’t end up on the floor, but can creep up all over the place, and the quick release wand features and LED lit crevice tool that can reach up high, and light the dark areas to uncover all the hiding places where dust mites can hide. Pop on the included pet TurboEraser tool, and 2 in 1 pet brush to give extra power to the wand to clean stairs, and furniture. Including the Febreze pet odor eliminator is a nice touch that helps gets rid of bad smells, along with the allergens.

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Another problem with pets is that their hair has a knack for jamming up and destroying the suction power of many vacuums. The Pet Hair Eraser uses a tangle-free brush roll that uses fewer rolls of bristles to prevent collection around the brush roll. Once inside the vacuum, Bissel has designed a cyclonic air system to spread the hair out, and keep it from bunching up inside the dust bin. It is nice to be able to empty the dust bin without having to dig up into the bin to remove the trapped and tangled hair.

One thing that impressed us about the Bissell was the easy and reach of the vacuum. The head of the vacuum has a wider suction channel that improves the efficiency of the brush roll, and covers more area. A swivel system located where the stem meets the head lets you easily maneuver around carpets and corners to get to all the dust mites out of your home quickly.

PROS

What we like:

  • Strong suction that traps allergens
  • Smooth and easy maneuverability
  • Easy to empty the dust bin
  • Brush roll doesn’t collect with hair

CONS

What we didn't like:

  • Somewhat weak performance on hard floors
  • Head is too large to reach under furniture

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away TruePet Upright Vacuum (NV752)

Shark’s lift-away TruePet vacuum is a two in one cleaning beast that combines the best of both a canister and an upright vacuum. The upright vacuum holds the canister dust bin on a long stem that has an attached swivel head. This makes the vacuum a light, and fast upright that is easy to maneuver around furniture, and through tight spaces.

At a press of a button, the canister pops off the stem to become a canister vac that can reach anywhere you need it to clean. The motorized brush head comes with an array of lights to illuminate the areas underneath couches, chairs, and beds to take away all the hiding places of the dust mite invaders. The motorized head is removable, so you can use the attachments to tackle the cleaning the higher places around the house, like ceiling fans and cabinet tops.

As and anti-dust mite vacuum, the Rotator lift-away TruePet features a HEPA filtration complete seal system that absorbs and traps almost 99.99% of the allergens in your home. The included TruePet mini-brush has its own powerful motor that lets you take the full cleaning power of the vacuum into the tight crevices and corners of your home. We also liked that we could easily transfer to cleaning the surfaces of furniture to make sure we completely removed allergens from all the possible areas of infestation.

We also were pleasantly surprised by how easy it is to use the TruePet. Button on the wand handle that makes the TruePet simple and easy to change between carpet and hardwood floors. The canister pops off much quicker and easier than others we have tried.

PROS

What we like:

  • Powerful suction, and efficiently traps allergens
  • Low amount of tangle in brush roll
  • Pet-brush is a pet hair cleaning powerhouse
  • Works as well on hard floors, as it does on carpet

CONS

What we didn't like:

  • Tends to tip over easily
  • No built-in storage for accessory tools

BISSELL CrossWave Floor and Carpet Cleaner with Wet-Dry Vacuum, 1785A

Bissell CrossWave review

The Bissell CrossWave is the vacuum of choice for allergy sufferers with primarily hard floor surfaces. This vacuum combines the suction power of a vacuum with the cleaning power of a mop. The ability of this vacuum to do both at the same time as you move about cleaning your hard floors sets it apart from similar machines. The CrossWave uses a dual-action brush roll that is composed of nylon and microfiber, making it powerful enough to clean, but gentle enough to prevent damaging your floors.

 

As an anti-allergen vacuum, the CrossWave uses its mop functionality to collect and weigh down dust mites, that will then be picked up with the vacuum. The two-tank cleaning system ensures that your dirty bits don’t mix with the fresh water and cleaning solution. Clean-up is simple thanks to the removable bins and brush roll. Keeping the vacuum fully clean in between uses will go a long way to making sure you have consistently high dust mite suppression.

Even though the Bissell CrossWave is an expert on hard surfaces, it can easily be switched by a button on the handle to tackle your carpets and rugs as well. The dual-action brush roll can effectively agitate carpets to effectively capture all the peaky dust mites anywhere in your home.

PROS

What we like:

  • Great overall cleaning performance
  • Provides complete hard floor clean
  • Does a superb job picking up pet hair
  • Easy to assemble, use, and clean

CONS

What we didn't like:

  • Is a little labor heavy to keep clean
  • Brush head doesn’t grab corners or edges well

Bust the Dust

Allergies are no laughing matter. Getting the best vacuum for dust mite allergies will provide your home with the cleaning power it needs to take down those meddlesome mites no matter where they hide.

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