• Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaners

    Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaners

    The wet/dry vacuum cleaner combination is no longer
    just for a workshop.  Over the years, the driving
    technology has improved a great deal, deceasing
    the loud screeching noises that the vacuums were
    so very well known for.

    When you go out to buy a wet/dry vacuum with both
    wet and dry features, you'll need to know some of
    the details.  The vacuums are available in a variety
    of different sizes and HP, ranging from 6 - 22 gallons
    and 1.5 - 10.5 HP.  The capacity of the wet/dry
    vacuum should match your needs in the following
    ways:
    1.  Wall mount vacuum cleaners with 1.5 HP
    and a 1 gallon tank are available for quick and easy
    cleanup jobs, such as spills.  You can also hang
    this type on the wall as well, which will keep it out
    of your way.
    2.  The six gallon vacuum cleaners are ideal
    for smaller jobs and are easy to maneuver and store
    than a larger model.  Keep in mind however, that the
    smaller wet/dry cleaners are much louder and also
    more prone to tipping over.  The smaller the tank,
    the more often you will have to stop and empty it.
    3.  Higher capacity models are recommended
    if you have a workshop or garage where larger spills
    occur.  A large capacity tank will decrease the number
    of times that you have to empty the tank.



    When you looking for the best wet/dry vacuum for
    you, you should look for the following options and
    features:
    -  The pleated cartridge filter.  It is
    reusable and rinseable, and provides more filtration
    area than the flat filter and it doesn't need to
    be removed when you switch from the dry to wet
    vacuum function.
    -  An automatic shut off device is available
    with most newer vacuum cleaners.  This mechanism
    will shut off the motor automatically once the
    tank has become full of water, which will prevent
    it from overflowing.
    -  A wide set of wheels will help to prevent
    the vacuum from tipping over.
    -  There are some of the larger models that
    have the ability to convert to a leaf blower, which
    is great if you have a lot of trees in your yard.
    -  Some wet/dry models have a built in pump
    attachment as well.  This type of attachment will
    allow the water to be pumped through a garden hose
    that attaches to the vacuum.
    -  A handy drain valve or sprout will make
    emptying the vacuum cleaner a snap.  If it doesn't
    have this feature, you'll have to remove the
    lid and tip the vacuum to the side to empty all of
    the water.  Depending on how much water you have
    in the tank, you could easily and accidentally
    spill it on the floor.  The smaller types of wet/dry
    vacuums normally don't have a spout or drain
    option.
    -  Wider hoses and floor nozzles are great
    to have as well.  The wider the hose and nozzle
    are, the less likely the vacuum will be to clog up
    on you.

    If they aren't provided with the vacuum you decided
    on, you can also purchase the following attachments:
    1.  Crevice tool - this handy tool will
    easily get in tight corners and around floor edges.
    2.  Extension wand - this will make the hose
    longer for hard to reach areas.
    3.  Hose couplings - this will join the
    extension wand to the hose.
    4.  Combination nozzle - this helps to
    alleviate the need of switching nozzles before you
    switch functions.
    5.  Gulper nozzle - this tool is ideal for
    the wet vacuum function.
    6.  Round brush - this nifty little tool
    is ideal for scrubbing.
    7.  Cleaning kit - this kit will include
    everything you need to clean delicate upholstery and
    other areas as well.


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