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Bissell Vacuum Filters

Bissell: The Company

For over 100 years, Bissell has been keeping homes cleaner since its beginning in 1876. The idea came about when Melville Bissell’s wife Anna found sweeping her carpet a difficult and futile chore. When his wife presented him with the problem, Melville Bissell—himself a skilled mechanic—invented a carpet sweeping machine. The carpet sweeper made a big success, and in 1876, the Bissell Carpet Sweeper manufacturing plant was opened. This began the long and successful life of what we know today as Bissell vacuum cleaners. The business grew with the years, and it continues to meet the cleaning needs of households today.

Improving Vacuums, Improving Air

Bissell, as with other companies, grew with the times. As the years passed along, homes became more and more technologically advanced, as well as more heavily insulated for heating and cooling purposes. However, with heavy insulation many times comes poor ventilation, and with poor ventilation comes indoor air pollution. The problem that Anna Bissell experienced over 100 years ago still exists today, but she did not realize the extent of her problem.

Carpets—as well as furniture, curtains, and even bedding—are the perfect breeding grounds for indoor air pollutants. For example, dust mites embed in carpets and feed on dust; they expel feces into the air that, when breathed, can trigger allergies and asthma. Dust mites are not the only culprits that love carpets; there are pollen grains, mold spores, tobacco smoke, and pet dander, to name a few. These pollutants can cause or worsen breathing problems like asthma or allergies, and they are even worse for young children, elderly people, and those with weaker immune systems.

If you live in a home with allergy or asthma sufferers, then you know the importance of keeping a clean house. Bissell does as well. Vacuuming regularly is an important part of keeping a clean home, and an even more vigorous schedule is necessary for allergy and asthma sufferers.

Bissell Filters

Today, Bissell seeks to meet the needs of households by providing high quality vacuums with filters designed to trap microscopic allergens that aggravate breathing. Without a good quality filter, a vacuum cannot trap the microscopic particulates that cause you breathing problems. Bissell filters are designed not only to improve the performance of your vacuum, but they are also designed to trap particulates and to keep them from escaping into the air you breathe.

HEPA filters, which are some of the most efficient filters on the market, are perfect for the household with particularly poor air quality or for those with breathing problems. HEPA filters are designed to remove 99.97% of all airborne particulates as small as 0.3 microns. This means that these filters trap particulates like dust mite debris, pet dander, pollen grains, mold spores, tobacco smoke, and bacteria. By using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter, not only does it increase the efficiency of cleaning, but it also improves the quality of indoor air, lowering your family’s risk from allergens.

We offer HEPA filters for several Bissell models, and we also have other filter media, including post-motor and pre-motor filters. These are designed to keep your vacuum running more efficiently and trapping larger amounts of particulates.

Replacing Filters

Though some vacuum cleaner filters are designed to last the life of the vacuum cleaner, these Bissell filters must be replaced regularly. These filters collect a lot of particulates and can become clogged after frequent use. Regularly replacing your filters keeps the vacuum working more efficiently, which leads to longer vacuum life. These Bissell filters should be replaced every few months, depending on how often you vacuum and on the amount of pollution in your home. Order today; the difference is cleaner!