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Water Filter Vacuum Cleaner

Water Filter Vacuum Cleaner

Certain vacuum cleaners come with water filters, which use water to filter the dust and dirt sucked in from the floor, rugs, or carpets. These cleaners remove bacteria, pollen, and other allergens as well ...
Priya Johnson
Vacuum cleaners have been serving mankind since 1901, and was a great invention which revolutionized the cleaning process. They use an air pump to create partial vacuum, thereby sucking up dirt and debris from the floor and carpets. The dirt is collected by a filtration system into bags and then disposed.

However, in the 1920s, another variation of this device came about, which used the water filtration method to discard dirt and debris. These vacuum cleaners contained water filters, that forced the intake of air to pass through water before getting exhausted. The concept behind this system is that wet dust cannot be airborne, thus, preventing it from spreading in the air.


Water filter vacuum cleaners comprise a vacuum body containing a dust chamber and a suction assembly. The dust chamber contains a dust collector assembly, which is made up of a dust collection seat and an upper cap. The dust collection seat is divided into two compartments: filter chamber with water and airflow chamber. These chambers are connected to each other via an airflow duct.

The suction assembly generates a suction airflow which sucks dust particles into the airflow chamber, which then passes into the filter chamber via the airflow duct. The dust and airborne particles get sucked up by the water in the filter chamber. Water being heavier than the air particles, is not carried back into the airflow that is discharged back into the room, through the outlet. Thus, all the dirt and debris from the floor is trapped in the water, and is not released back into the room air. This vacuum cleaner not only removes the dirt, but also sucks up bacteria, mold, germs, pollen along with bad odor.


This appliance is just like a regular dry vacuum cleaner, with the difference being the water addition. Water has to be added in the tank provided and must be discarded after vacuuming. Compared to dry vacuum cleaners, these water filter ones can be used on dry or wet messes, and have no bags that need replacing. All one has to do is, get rid of the dirty water by pouring it out.

They also capture allergens such as bacteria, dust mites, fine dust, pollen, and fungus, and do not release them back into the air. In the conventional type, the allergens sucked are transferred into the air again. Water filter vacuum cleaners with HEPA True Filtration system, feature additional power to remove allergens from the floor, rugs, and carpets. Thus, these appliances are quite beneficial to people who are allergic.

Despite these advantages, they were not favored by people. This is because they were bulky and required a lot of strength to move them around. The water in the cleaner tank weighs more than what you may anticipate. Lifting the tray with dirt-filled water from the cleaner and discarding it requires physical strength. Senior citizens and people with disabilities find these appliances cumbersome.

Vacuum cleaner companies realized the disadvantages of the model, and came up with newer versions of these appliances. The latest water filter commercial vacuum cleaners are light weight, compact, powerful, and are gaining popularity once again.

While selecting one, you must consider the time it takes to assemble and dismantle the appliance. Moreover, one should look for tool accessories that help reach the corners and difficult areas. The size of the water tank should not be too small, or else frequent changing of dirty water will be required. Look out for long cords and clear hoses as well. All the best!