Oreck is doing their best to provide products that kill and remove germs and bacteria from surfaces in the home that we often touch but rarely disinfect. I was first introduced to the Oreck Halo last June and was immediately impressed. Oreck has recently come out with a handheld canister vacuum.
Oreck sent us the Oreck Halo Flash Vac to try in our house.
The NEW Oreck Halo Flash Vac is Oreck’s most powerful handheld canister vac - with the most powerful UV-C germ-killing attachment on the market! It uses germicidal UV-C light to reduce the bacteria, viruses, and germs that you can’t see, while eliminating the stubborn dirt and pet hair you can see.
The Flash Vac System includes a powerful handheld canister plus the new handheld Flash attachment along with a dusting brush, telescoping wand, 2-in-1 crevice & upholstery tool, accessories caddy, and shoulder strap.
With all of the facts that I've recently learned about dust mites, I am so glad that I have the Flash Vac. Like the original Halo, it has the UV-C technology that has been used for decades to purify drinking water and help sterilize hospital rooms. The powerful UV-C light effectively reduces germs, bacteria, mold and viruses.
The Flash attachment kills the bugs, and the vac sucks them up! Dirt and microbes found on all kinds of above-the-floor surfaces(upholstery, tabletops, and mattresses) are quickly trapped in HEPA filter bags which capture 99.95% of particles
It couldn't be easier to use! There are two types of hoses that are included. One is powered and one is not. You use the non-powered one when using the regular attachments and you use the powered one for the handled Halo Flash. Simply attach the hose to the canister vac and lock it in place.
Since I wanted to use the Flash attachment, I attached it to the powered hose. It locks into place and is ready to go.
The power button is at the top of the canister.
The canister also has a variable speed switch.
To use the UV-C feature on the Halo Flash, the bottom of the unit has to be no more than 1/2 inch from the cleaning surface. Push the blue activation trigger and you will see the light come on. The Halo indicator light on top will be illuminated while the UV-C is activated.
After reading all of those nasty facts about dust mites and bacteria, we immediately used the Oreck Halo Flash Vac on my chairs, couch, stairs, and mattress.
The Oreck Halo Flash Vac is a product that is built to last and includes a 3-year Canister warranty and a 5-year warranty on the Flash UV-C attachment. The UV-C bulb is estimated to last the life of the product under normal use and should not need to be replaced. If it does, Oreck asks that you contact them directly.
My husband and I have both used it several times and feel better about having something to help us reduce germs, bacteria, mold and allergens on our household surfaces without using chemicals. We mainly use it for our mattresses, chairs, and couch, but it can be used on anything that has a flat surface. The canister weighs about 8 pounds and the Flash UV-C attachment weighs approximately 3 pounds. The weight can make it a little awkward to carry around when you're trying to clean several surfaces, but it doesn't bother me since it is killing those dust mites.
Here are a few more random facts to make you want to go burn your mattress...or soak it in alcohol:
-In a 10-week life span, a dust mite will produce approximately 2,000 fecal particles
and an even larger number of enzyme-covered dust particles.
InFormazione Medice Pazienti
-Children ages 2-5 can put their fingers in their mouths 42 times per hour after
touching household surfaces.
Dr. Charles P. Gerba – University of Arizona
-There can be more germs on household floor surfaces than on toilet seats, kitchen
counters and bathroom tiles combined.
Dr. Charles P. Gerba – University of Arizona
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You can purchase the Oreck Halo Flash Vac System for $399.95.
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This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may very from others. Thank you to Oreck who supplied the products for the review and giveaway.