Wet/dry vacuums can clear away both wet and dry spills around the house while also clearing away heavier outdoor and indoor debris. The following information will help you select the best capacity, horsepower and has for the ideal wet/dry vac.
Wet/Dry Vacuum Types
Wet/dry vacuums are relatively basic. So choose one depending on your cleaning needs, your storage-and how far you’ll have to move it. Allow me to share the sorts of wet/dry vacuums to consider.
Mini-Sized Wet/Dry Vacuums
These sacrifice probably the most performance and capacity for the least weight and easiest storage.
Small Wet/Dry Vacuums
Think about these if you’re willing to sacrifice performance and capacity for easier portability.
Medium-Sized Wet/Dry Vacuums
These give you a good balance of performance and compactness.
Large Wet/Dry Vacuums
Powerful and finest equipped for challenging cleanups. They contain the most debris, but could be heavy and bulky-especially when packed with water.
Use the wrong filter and you might have dust or water blowing into the air. The filter you want is usually in line with the form of debris you will be picking up.
Large debris – Buy a filter by using a general household filtration level or better
Medium debris – Get a filter using a medium filtration level or better
Fine debris – Invest in a filter with a fine filtration level
Wet debris – We recommend buying a foam sleeve for your personal filter
When you or someone you live with has allergies, we propose employing a HEPA cartridge filter or HEPA collection bag, regardless of what sort of debris you anticipate clearing up most regularly.
Hoses and nozzles with large, wide passageways greatly reduces the potential of clogs and blockages.
Most models come with a utility nozzle, for bulky debris, plus a crevice nozzle for tight spots. Some also have a special nozzle for car interiors and an insert for the dusting brush. A squeegee attachment assists with spills. Usually the one-piece version on some vacuums is much more convenient compared to insert on others.
Long ones reduce the need for stooping and kneeling.
Other Useful Features
In addition to the variety of attachments offered, many models also provide other features that add convenience and versatility. These characteristics include:
Dual-swivel hose fittings for further mobility
Hose locks to attach the hose more securely for the tank
Wall attachments that allow you to store your wet/dry vacuum on the wall rather than floor
On-board tool storage for convenience
A pump for emptying the tank effortlessly
A leaf blower feature to enable some medium-sized models to serve as a leaf blower along with a vacuum