In the market for a wet & dry vacuum, but not sure where to start when looking for one? Well worry no more V-TUF family, we’re here with the lowdown.
What is a wet & dry vacuum?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock or in the most remote parts of the world you will more than likely know what a vacuum cleaner is. Remember those annoyingly loud machines that your parents used to use as a wake-up call if you slept in too late on a Saturday morning?
The design and functionality of vacuum cleaners has certainly come a long way since the *cough – 80s – cough*, and with both industrial and domestic environments requiring ever more innovative solutions to cleaning the wet and dry vacuum was born!
Designed to be able to handle both spillages and dry debris, the wet & dry vacuum more often than not uses a bucket system as opposed to the usual vacuum bags that many of the industrial dry vacuums feature.
We love this little visual from how stuff works:
For our V-TUF wet & dry vacuum cleaners, we add a water full shut off valve to notify you when the wastewater level is full and to avoid any issues during operation. Just another little push to help improve the lives of those who use our equipment.
And that is pretty much the ‘what’ behind a wet & dry vacuum cleaner.
What are the different types of wet & dry vacuum?
Of course, as with all products, differentiation is the mother of success in a saturated market, but with so much to choose from it can bring about a bit of confusion as to what is right for you.
So, let’s take a look at some of the differences, shall we?
The first thing to think about is whether you need an Industrial or domestic wet & dry vacuum cleaner, and this will determine whether you are looking for a 110-volt or 240-volt model, as most domestic houses with established mains supply work with a 240v supply.
You’ve settled on the environment you plan to use your wet & dry vacuum in and now it’s time to think about whether you’re looking for a general machine or one with wet or dry dominant capacity. Always be sure to look at the wet and dry capacity of the machine separately, so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Then comes the personal preference on the accessories that come with it and your available budget, an important next step after functionality, and with a bit of research you can have your ideal setup for that perfect cost.
We could talk for hours about the wattage, suction rate and comparative performance of industrial wet & dry vacuums (yes, we really do love discussing vacuum functionality that much!), but we’ll leave that for another time.
What can a wet & dry vacuum be used for?
This one is relatively simple to answer, the ‘wet’ functionality of a wet & dry vacuum cleaner gives you the ability to suck up spills and extract water, caused by say that morning when you wake up and the washing machine has given up the ghost.
And for the dry functionality? In a domestic wet & dry vacuum cleaner it can be used for your everyday dust collection from carpets and upholstery, whilst industrial models will be geared towards larger debris on construction sites or possibly even HEPA rated to allow for safe extraction of harmful dust.
We would always suggest that you follow the hand manual or manufacturer’s instructions that come with your wet & dry vacuum, but we couldn’t help but share some of these ingenious uses for your wet & dry vacuum from Do it yourself.
What is the best wet & dry vacuum cleaner?
This is a hard question to answer for a number of reasons.
We like to think that our MAMMOTH and MINI PLUS offer some pretty good choices for both larger industrial needs, and smaller HEPA rated requirements, but we also know that there are other brands out there that will better suit you as the customer, so do your research and if you would like some impartial advice then feel free to pick up the phone, we love a good chat!
If you’re interested in finding out more about how our products and services work to save and improve lives then pop us a message or call us on +441522 515767.
Until next time,
The V-TUF Family.