Everything that a vacuum picks up, no matter what type it may be, needs to be deposited somewhere – normally in a vacuum cleaner bag.
Back in 1920, the Air Way Sanitizer Company of Ohio introduced the first vacuum cleaner with a disposable vacuum bag. Until that time, the bags for vacuum cleaners resembled the type of bags that golfers used to carry their clubs. They were somewhat heavy and awkard devices made out of thick, stiff canvas, designed to be very flexible and still keep dust and debris from the carpets from escaping out into the air.
The improvements made by the Air Way Sanitizer disposable vacuum bag went a long way toward improving the effectiveness of the vacuum cleaner. Made out of paper, the bag was designed to fit inside of the cloth bag. Not only did it make cleaning the vacuum easier, but it also kept the insides of the stationary bag clean at all times so that less of the dust and debris could be blown out of the vacuum and make its way through the home again.
In the beginning, each manufacturer designed their own disposable vacuum cleaner bag made out of different types of paper. You couldn’t interchange the bags from one machine to the next, as the fittings were different sizes with different configurations for the opening of the intake. Manufacturers who were once very dependant on the sales of their machines had now discovered an entirely new territory for the disposable bags, and once again sales went through the roof.
Before, a housewife had her vacuum cleaner and the only thing it needed was to be cleaned and serviced every now and then. If the man of the house was around, the job normally went to him. After a while, repair shops that specialized in vacuum cleaners began to pop up all over the place.
These days, there are very few vacuum cleaners that use bags. Bagless is the way to go these days, and for good reason. What was once a revolution in household cleaning, is now rapidly fading away and fast.
Models such as the Cyclone or Dirt Devil, are now using cylinder technology to store the dirt and dust. When you have finished vacuuming, you simply empty the cylinder into the trash. Vacuum bags can be very frustrating, which is why millions of people are using bagless vacuums.
If you own a vacuum cleaner that uses bags, you should look into upgrading it. Bagless vacuums will save you time, money, and replacement. If you’ve grown tired of the bags, now is the time to get a better vacuum.
Not only do the bagless models have more power, but they will also save you quite a few trips to the store and the closet. They don’t cost a lot of money either, and they are the perfect addition to any household.