Wet Dry Vacuum Cleaner
Wet/Dry vacuum cleaners may be the most versatile vacuum cleaner on the market, with numerous attachments and functions it is handy appliance to have around the house.
Canister sizes can vary greatly from the smaller 6 gallon to the larger 22 gallon. Horsepower ranges from about 2 H.P. up to 10 H.P. Try to match the size of unit to the size of the job and the frequency of use.
Some beneficial features to look for in a wet/dry vacuum cleaner are:
Pleated Cartridge Filter: These filters will save you time and money. Just pull them out when they get full of dust and rinse them off.
Wheel Base: Make sure your machine has a wide wheel base, which will help stop it from tipping over, and they generally pull around much easier
Drain Valve: To make it easier to empty liquids some units have a drain valve or nozzle located at the bottom of the canister. Otherwise you have to remove the lid and tip the canister which might get a little messy.
Auto shut-off: This sensor has the ability to tell when your vacuum is full of water and it will automatically turn off the motor.
Some of the tools you can add on to wet/dry vacuum cleaner are: a scrubbing brush, crevice tool, water nozzle, combination nozzle (wet & dry), extension wand, cleaning kits and some larger models have the ability to attach a leaf blower.