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Date Joined Dec 2008
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   Posted 12/19/2008 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   

I just bought a Mega 500VP commercial steam vacuum cleaner with a Hepa filter from to use in my home. I haven't posted to a site like this before, but I was researching in Google, came across this site, and thought I'd write.

My 6 year old son developed asthma a couple of years ago, and I feel so bad about it. I must admit I feel so guilty I hadn't kept up cleaning the dust that accumulates around my house. I've heard kids can develop allergies and asthma when exposed to dust and other allergens. I have a hard time believing this, but I suppose anything is possible.

Anyway, I was researching ways to help keep the tile, wood floors and other hard surfaces clean and disinfected as well as kill dust mites and other allergens. The steam vacuum cleaner sounded interesting to me and seemed like it would help my baby. The machine is also supposed to be good to kill dust mites, etc. in carpets as well.

I haven't received the machine yet, but I'm supposed to get it this week.

Has anyone out there bought a steam cleaner with or without a vacuum to clean around the house? Is it working well? Are you noticing a real difference?

Did I make a good decision to buy a machine like this? I hope so!


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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and welcome to HW :) I haven't tried a steam cleaner but I just wanted to welcome you to HW. I hope someone will come along soon to answer your questions.
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   Posted 12/19/2008 3:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Samn :)

Those steam cleaners are great. My family used them when I was a child and it helped so much! I still use one every so often along with my Hepa Filter Bissel Bagless Vacuum (cheap one from Wal-Mart that caused me to store my Electrolux). My sweeper gets used on the furniture, mattresses, curtains, etc. Whenever used I notice such a difference in the frequency I have to use an inhaler :)

Do not feel bad for the dust. . . It can't be stopped and your son would have developed asthma anyway. It's in his genes. My family used to feel guilt until the lung doc told them the reality of the situation and to be glad it was caught and controlled early on.

Another option is to have a "Roto Rooter" person come and clean you air ducts in you house. And be sure to change your filter in you furnace monthly. That will cut down on the dust a lot. I also buy a can of spray charger that collects particles to spray on my filter. It smell kind of like some sort of citrus :)

Good luck with your son!
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