Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaners

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Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaners

The wet/dry vacuum cleaner combination is no longerjust for a workshop. Over the years, the drivingtechnology has improved a great deal, deceasingthe loud screeching noises that the vacuums wereso very well known for.

When you go out to buy a wet/dry vacuum with bothwet and dry features, you'll need to know some ofthe details. The vacuums are available in a varietyof different sizes and HP, ranging from 6 - 22 gallonsand 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 HPand a 1 gallon tank are available for quick and easycleanup jobs, such as spills. You can also hang this type on the wall as well, which will keep it outof your way. 2. The six gallon vacuum cleaners are idealfor smaller jobs and are easy to maneuver and storethan a larger model. Keep in mind however, that thesmaller wet/dry cleaners are much louder and alsomore 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 spillsoccur. A large capacity tank will decrease the numberof times that you have to empty the tank.

When you looking for the best wet/dry vacuum foryou, you should look for the following options andfeatures: - The pleated cartridge filter. It is reusable and rinseable, and provides more filtrationarea than the flat filter and it doesn't need tobe removed when you switch from the dry to wetvacuum function. - An automatic shut off device is availablewith most newer vacuum cleaners. This mechanism will shut off the motor automatically once the tank has become full of water, which will preventit from overflowing. - A wide set of wheels will help to preventthe vacuum from tipping over. - There are some of the larger models thathave the ability to convert to a leaf blower, whichis great if you have a lot of trees in your yard. - Some wet/dry models have a built in pumpattachment as well. This type of attachment willallow the water to be pumped through a garden hosethat attaches to the vacuum. - A handy drain valve or sprout will makeemptying the vacuum cleaner a snap. If it doesn'thave this feature, you'll have to remove thelid and tip the vacuum to the side to empty all ofthe water. Depending on how much water you havein the tank, you could easily and accidentallyspill it on the floor. The smaller types of wet/dryvacuums normally don't have a spout or drain option. - Wider hoses and floor nozzles are greatto have as well. The wider the hose and nozzleare, the less likely the vacuum will be to clog upon you.

If they aren't provided with the vacuum you decidedon, you can also purchase the following attachments: 1. Crevice tool - this handy tool willeasily get in tight corners and around floor edges. 2. Extension wand - this will make the hoselonger for hard to reach areas. 3. Hose couplings - this will join theextension wand to the hose. 4. Combination nozzle - this helps toalleviate the need of switching nozzles before youswitch functions. 5. Gulper nozzle - this tool is ideal forthe wet vacuum function. 6. Round brush - this nifty little toolis ideal for scrubbing. 7. Cleaning kit - this kit will includeeverything you need to clean delicate upholstery andother areas as well.