For many decades, the vacuum cleaner has remained one of the most important devices in homes and apartments. But these faithful assistants are continuously developing. And modern people are very important to know everything about versions of vacuum cleaners intended for wet cleaning.
What it is?
The idea of what is the washing vacuum cleaner, many people have very foggy. Often it even stops from buying devices with a function of wet cleaning. Sometimes it seems that the compilers of the descriptions are trying to confuse the consumer, consume many professional terms and numbers. But in fact, everything is quite simple. It is only about the design, which, along with dry cleaning, can feed water on the cleaning floor.
Principle of operation
Whatever approaches use engineers, whatever they choose, the cleaning vacuum cleaner of any model works more or less equally. It has a special reservoir where clean water is poured. Sometimes not clean, but mixed with detergent. In some cases, mixing occurs directly in the working chamber. Regardless of this, the mixture under pressure pumps through the nozzle.
Spraying substance wets out floor covering. But at the same time, polluted water is going through other channels. It provides a special compartment for it. After the end of work is washed. Of course, the capacity of both compartments is invariably the same.
To fill the “clean” tank, a simple tank water and simple water. No special requirements for her cleanliness. To put tissue surfaces in order, cleanse. The ratio between it and water is prescribed in the instructions. Dry regime implies the direction of garbage into the bag or in the compartment for polluted water.
Pros and cons
Wet cleaning is noticeably more efficient than cleaning with a dry way. And even manual washing the sex rag is somewhat worse. High quality vacuum cleaners work this way so that there are no divorces and just stains. Large advantage is fast, almost instant drying of the surface. When it goes 5-10 seconds, it will be possible to quietly go through the floor, not leaving dirty traces and drowshes.
Washing vacuum cleaners are recommended for large apartments and houses divided into several rooms. They combine two main cleaning modes. Therefore the time will spend less.
But at the same time, these pluses are somewhat darkened on a small area. The device occupies a lot of space and requires considerable time to process after cleaning, it turns out to be undiscome.
Contrary to popular myth, detergent household appliances can work and without feeding water. Turning off this mode is very simple. A serious advantage of such a design is also the effective cleaning of the floor in the house where various animals live. Collecting wool, residues of food and other unpleasant substances are simplified noticeably. Useful washing vacuum cleaners also where there are deep, covered with thick pile carpets.
But at the same time they are unsuitable for cleaning:
- foamed carpet;
- Upholstered furniture covered with thin textiles.
Of great importance in the selection of the washing vacuum cleaner for the house has drawing power. It is impossible to confuse it with the number of current consumed. For ordinary apartments, the indicator is 0.3-0.4 kW. Lower level is impracticious, but more is not economical enough. Current consumption is considered in the second place; Watching what it is for wet and for dry cleaning.
Before buying it is necessary to check which numbers are indicated in the booklets and on the price tags. Technical passports are given both nominal and maximum indicators. When drawing up descriptions, marketers and sellers often indicate a more profitable product for the promotion of the product. That is why it is necessary to spend time on acquaintance with technical documentation.
When checking warranty coupons, you should watch all the necessary marks, signatures and prints are supplied – otherwise they will be invalid.
Next Significant Parameter – Water Reservoir Capacity. If you need to remove 1-2 rooms, it is enough and 3 or 4 liters. But for the apartment of three rooms you have to choose a device with a tank from 5 liters. The largest premises are cleaned using tanks for 8-10 liters. It is more practical to pick up the perfect version right away, and not to upload constantly new portions of water.
We must take into account not only those parameters that are relevant. It is worth remembering about how you can not choose a vacuum cleaner. A common mistake is the choice of the newest, actively promoted in advertising, externally beautiful and very cheap vacuum cleaners.
The next step is the selection of the mechanism by dust filtering method. When garbage is assembled, from 90 to 95% it is saturated with water and settle in the “dirty” reservoir. Other part of dust might have been thrown out with air bubbles back to the room. Prevent a similar situation help various filters. Some of them captures dust and mud particles, weighting them by moisturizing.
Another approach implies the creation of an obstacle of physical or chemical nature. No filter is capable of stopping all the dirt completely. However, reduce the number of pollution from 5-10 to 0.03-1% – it has already been a lot. The best filter systems must be chosen:
- suffering from allergies;
- People with impairment of immunity;
- Pet owners;
- Patients with asthma and other respiratory diseases.
Regardless of the degree of air purification at the exit, it is important and how the vacuum cleaner collects it. We are talking about accessories. There is practically no sense to buy models not equipped with telescopic tubes. Similar tips are easy to adjust according to its growth, which allows to operate the device as convenient as possible. To make work even more comfortable, you need to prefer vacuum cleaners with control elements on the handle.
Then it will not be necessary whenever you encourage the case when you want to switch modes or stop the device. We must pay attention when choosing and on the material of the tube. The lightness of plastics is pretty overshadowed by its low strength. The strongest aluminum quickly loses the external attractiveness and fad. According to experts and professionals, the best choice is the tubes from light varieties of steel.
But regardless of the quality of the product fasteners will gradually break. Therefore, you just need to be ready that after some time they will start passing water. Pipe managed by wires, rather cheap. However, she is severe. The infrared control circuit operates with the help of the remote, however, the impulses do not reach the target, since furniture turns out between the emitter and vacuum cleaner.
Management using radio signals is convenient and least subject to failures. However, it is not found in each model. In addition, the radio module cost big money. In addition to the telescopic tube, you need to pay attention to the choice of nozzles. Normally uses 5-7 nozzles; If there are fewer them, it indirectly indicates low quality.
Typical kit includes:
- nozzles for dry floor purification and carpets;
- devices for their washing;
- Furniture cleaning nozzles;
- Accessories for cleaning glass;
- adapters for solid coatings;
- brushes of various shapes;
- rubber scrapers for cleaning mirrors;
- polyrolol with antistatic effect.
Recently, more and more often the range of auxiliary elements is replenished with devices for cleaning television screens, blinds, even toilet bowls. But it is important to understand that the excess number of accessories is not always good.
Many suppliers try to hit the consumer imagination or raise more money. Therefore, you need to think about which specifically nozzles and other additions you need.
Washing vacuum cleaners are divided into vertical and horizontal schemes. The first type is traditionally popular and externally resembles a high bucket. Such a device allows to achieve a significant capacity and usually makes it possible to restore order in large apartments and houses. Horizontal structures are more similar to the vacuum cleaners of the usual form; They are appreciated for design and decent maneuverability. However, with cleaning a large area, they will not cope.
Getting acquainted with reviews, you should always pay attention to the ease of service. If even the vacuum cleaner is very easy to use, but it requires sophisticated manipulations after cleaning, it is extremely inconvenient. Very good if the whole procedure, including deep cleaning, will take 10-15 minutes. As with the other pneumatic equipment, the volume indicators are important. Too noisy vacuum cleaners are not only uncomfortable, they are also likely to be poorly assembled or made of low-quality materials.
An important indicator is the length of the vacuum cleaner. The hull together with the pipe and the cord must be at least 7 m in length. Otherwise the device will be uncomfortable in the work.
By the way, about the cord: the function of automatic ware is extremely useful. It not only saves a few seconds for each cleaning, but also substantially facilitates the life of the owners of technology.
If the vacuum cleaner is used often, the automatic stop of the device has a large value at critical heating. In the absence of such a function, it may be premature. It is not difficult to understand that in the big house this option is no less relevant. Experts advise also to take into account the mass and dimensions of the device. It is not always possible to find a suitable place for a powerful, volumetric vacuum cleaner.
Yes, and carry a heavy item is not too convenient. The solid format rod is reliable, but its storage is complicated. Disassigning – more compact, but in a few years it can “flow”.
It is very important to look at the appearance of the device, determine how much it will fit into the design of the room. Finally, try to raise and rearrange the vacuum cleaner, estimating how well he and nozzles fall into hand.
When it is planned to find the optimal device for dry cleaning, and not for simple washing of floors with clean water, we will have to take into account the recommended formulations of the reagents. Each manufacturer and even models they differ. And on the chemical composition of the mixtures depends whether it is possible to apply them in a particular case. As for power, it is selected individually. It is necessary to be guided by the obvious universal rule: the more retractable area, the stronger there should be an electric motor.
PHILIPS FC 7088 will be included in the optimal models rating. The vacuum cleaner is considered almost universal – can wash, clean and slightly dry the surface. Therefore, it is suitable for any solid coatings, even characterized by capriciousness. Filling the tank, you can remove up to 60 kV. M. Light indicators are provided.
An excellent functionality is achieved despite limited current consumption (only 0.5 kW). The vacuum cleaner received an international certificate confirming the effective struggle with allergens. Other positive moments can be considered:
- greater length of the network cable;
- the presence of self-cleaning mode;
- Convenience of water filling.
However, it is impossible not to mention the high price and the absence of aqua filter. Yes, and the severity of the vacuum cleaner is 11 kg, few people like.
An interesting offer can be Thomas Twin Helper. Despite the comfortable price, the device is characterized by great functionality. There are aquilfilter, and emergency water pumping function.
The package includes a brush, effectively cleansing parquet. With the help of a vacuum cleaner, both carpets and solid coatings are well cleaned. Provided automatic wire twisting. Filtration is established very well: only 0.1% of dust is passed. Problems may be associated with:
- insufficient power cord long;
- high power consumption (1.5 kW);
- severity (8.4 kg).
Deservedly involved in the review and Zelmer ZVC752ST. Polish vacuum cleaner is equipped with a reliable electronic management system. Because of the user, this compact device is attractive for its simplicity. The package includes a case facilitating drying after work.
Despite the lowest possible, the aqua filter and telescopic tube are provided. In this case, the volume of work is 84 dB. ZVC752ST consumes 1.6 kW. Its weakness is also the lack of a network cord – only 6 m.
Karcher SE 4002 is somewhat more expensive. This vacuum cleaner is designed for dry and wet cleaning. When working, it consumes only 1.4 kW; The garbage is redirected to the bag. Design includes a fine cleaning filter. The device was equipped with a long (7.5 m) network cable. The mass of it is 8 kg.
Karcher SE 4001 – another vacuum cleaner suitable for spraying-extraction. It helps to carefully clean and textiles, and solid coatings. Washing vacuum cleaner of this model works with paper filter bags. Special design can guarantee the greatest depth of the washing composition in the cleaned surface. Undoubted advantage is also a capacious tank for pure water. The unit can be connected to a wide range of accessories intended for dry and wet cleaning. After processing with the washing compositions sprayed through the nozzle, the surface dries faster than usual.
Subtleties of operation
But the choice of a suitable model, as well as technical specifications – is not all. Only if you correctly use the washing vacuum cleaner, you can get real benefit from it. And on the contrary, the inattention to the “trifles” depreciates the costly technique, deprives the consumer of many amenities. In the most difficult cases, the mechanism breaks at all. Preparation for the operation of a specific vacuum cleaner is scrupulously described in the instructions.
However, the total steps are quite typical:
- Filling a “clean” capacity by water or a solution of the prescribed composition;
- Connecting the capillary tube on one side to the spray nozzle, and on the other – to the connector made on the housing;
- docking the capillary and the retracting pipe with the help of clips;
- Connecting the pipe to the hose;
- location of the hose in the reserved connector;
- Removing cable from standard repository;
- Turning on to the network.
Even before these steps, you need to make sure that:
- Network parameters comply with the requirements of a specific vacuum cleaner;
- insulation of wires, sockets, cables and housings are not broken;
- Household appliance does not have mechanical damage;
- Hose and other accessories are completely intact and fee.
When a model with filters is used, the foam-foam specified in the accumulation compartment is placed in the assembly accumulation compartment. Before starting the vacuum cleaner, each filter is performed, except for a completely new one, cleaned, dried and put in a specially reserved place. If it is not planned to carry out wet cleaning, filling the tanks for water and cleaning reagent is unacceptable. They are used only when there is a direct need.
Before using the excipation mode or individual cleaning formulations, you need to make sure that the surface cleanse will not be damaged. Intuition and life experience – bad tips in this matter. Need to get the most accurate and verified information.
To note: if the vacuum cleaner was not used 2 months or more, it is useful to read the instructions and other accompanying materials again. Then there will be less risk of ridiculous errors.
When the floor is completely clean, the time of care for the household appliance comes. Turning it off from the network, first put the cord in the reserved storage. Draining water from the “dirty” compartment, wash it away. Then wash each nozzle and hose separately. While these details will dry, you can wash the filters, partitions, and they also need to be dried.
Only last time you can pour water from the “pure” segment and dry it. The assembly of the vacuum cleaner is carried out strictly with full drying of parts. Even minor humidity provokes the occurrence of colonies of mold and other pathological fungi. As a result, instead of improving the atmosphere, the opposite effect is achieved in the house. And even the most careful care does not mean that you can abandon the systematic replacement of filters.
Standard HEPA filter can work 30 hours. In most cases, this time is exhausted for 5-7 months. But if the vacuum cleaner uses often and remember, it will end faster. For the preparation of detergent solution, water is not good 50 degrees. It can damage the coating of a special compartment. Preparing for cleaning furniture upholstery, expensive or multicolored carpets, it is advisable to check the action of the detergent drug on the invisible.
If the result is frankly bad, you will have to or select another composition, or what is much more correct and safer, prefer dry cleaning. For the chemical cleaning of the most dirty areas after spraying the composition, a pause is 10-15 minutes. Usually it is enough to reduce the most serious blockage. Consider, of course, the instructions for each concrete shampoo. After processing, detergent pass through the same places the second time, but only with clean water.
On delicate surfaces and in other responsible cases, it is better to reduce a little concentration of detergent mixture compared to the usual value. Maximum carefully wash carpets and jute tracks. For them, even “simple” moisturizing may be harmful. When shampoo is used for washing, you need to use a defoamer.
It is fully allowed wet cleaning of laminate 32 and 33 classes. But grade 31 is subject to only dry cleaning. It is recommended to increase the power of the vacuum cleaner to the maximum. Then water will not fall under the laminate. And therefore, the rotting of his boards is excluded, which often arises with careless circulation. Even if the laminate allows wet cleaning, it should be done no more than 1 time in 72 hours.
It is forbidden to use alkalis, acids and household chemicals instead of the recommended compositions. Also undesirable to use mixtures, including wax and silicone. Parquets can be removed by a wet way only when it is laid specially impregnated with varnish board. Vacuum cleaner is required to include strictly at full power. In this mode, it will not wet the surface overly, and the thrown moisture will quickly collect back.
Carpets best wash clean water. Only in the extreme case can be used compounds containing chlorine. It is categorically impossible to exceed the recommended dosage.
If the unit began to suck too weakly, you need:
- Clean the reservoir from dust;
- inspect the device;
- wash it out and dry it;
- change filters;
- remove contamination with blades;
- When fails to contact the specialists.
Stable positive assessments give the washing vacuum cleaner Zelmer ZVC752Stru. The abundance of nozzles is especially valued. Consumers celebrate ease of management. Even washing the carpet in the bathroom, for example, can not give the same result that cleaning with this vacuum cleaner. Very good and turbo, which collects absolutely all wool and threads from the carpet. Under the compliance with the elementary rules of use, such a vacuum cleaner will serve for many years.
Tefal Clean & Steam VP7545RH also manifests itself well. Its users note that simultaneous removal of dirt and steam treatment is extremely effective. Even weakness (hindering wire, high volume and severity, inability to clean carpets) completely tolerant. Two-room apartment can be removed in 20 minutes without risking to leave the layouts on the laminate.
Thomas Bravo 20 S Aquafilter, although entered into production for a long time, quite competitive against the background of modern models. The name itself suggests one of its advantages. Judging by the reviews, the number of components quite satisfies the basic needs. Control the device is very simple. Power ratio and current (0.49 and 1.6 kW) very happy.
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