The Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner from Hammacher Schlemmer is the most effective, safest and healthiest way to clean your fireplace. Cleaning your fireplace with a vacuum cleaner is actually a very convenient way to dispose of all the ashes after you enjoy a nice cozy fire in your fireplace. But there are a couple of reasons why you really don’t want to use your household vacuum cleaner to do this job.
First, the ashes and cinders that remain in your fireplace after a fire can smolder for sometime and present quite a fire hazard. Your household vacuum cleaner is not designed to be fireproof and is really not suitable to cleanup a fireplace.
Second, the ash that remains in your fireplace is very fine particulate matter and will almost certainly clog the filters in your household vacuum cleaner. Furthermore, most vacuum cleaners do not deal well the level of micro-fine particles in ash and will typically allow a lot of ash to escape and disburse airborne throughout your house.
The Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner solves these problems and won’t recirculate the microscopic particles of ash throughout the air in your home. This vacuum cleaner’s HEPA filter will safely capture as much as 99.97% of all the airborne particulate matter as small as 1/3000 of a millimeter (we’re talking microscopic particles). The HEPA filter is located on the intake side of the vacuum motor which will prevent the micro-fine and abrasive ash particles from damaging the vacuum or from escaping into the air throughout your house.
Breathing ash particles is simply not healthy for you!
The fireplace HEPA vacuum is equipped with a powerful 800-watt motor that provides plenty of suction power. The ashes are rapidly and safely drawn through the five foot fire-retardant aluminum hose and deposited into the 5 1/4 gallon fire-resistant steel tank. The vacuum lid is easy to detach and makes it easy and convenient to dispose of the ash.
Do keep in mind, even though the Fireplace HEPA Vacuum Cleaner has a fireproof design, to be absolutely safe, you should always try to vacuum cold ash whenever possible. The unit weighs 9 pounds, and is 17 inches high, by 13 inches in diameter.