3 TIPS TO MAINTAINING & CLEANING WET/DRY VACUUM FILTERS :
Most users consider wet/dry vacs powerful. None-the-less keeping your vacuum’s filter maintained can improve performance and protect the life of your vacuum. To do this WORKSHOP recommends:
1. DON’T USE YOUR VACUUM WITHOUT A FILTER.
Doing so with everyday debris may allow the debris to enter the impeller and motor causing damage or shortening the life of a wet/ dry vac. With fine dust not only can the abrasive particles enter your motor possibly shortening life, but it will also blow the fine debris back into the air causing a mess or possible health hazard (see information from ALA about breathing micro particles). When picking up high-volume water many recommend removing your paper filter, however, a safer alternative is to use a specialized wet filter to protect your investment and get better results
2. INSPECT VACUUM FILTER
Before use make sure your filter is not torn or damaged. If your filter has torn due to age or use it needs to be replaced. Much like running without a filter debris can enter the system can cause damage or shorten life. It is cheaper and easier to replace the filter than replacing the vacuum, or dealing with the down time until the vac is replaced.
3. MAINTAIN AFTER USE
Following a maintenance routine after every use prevents most issues. This includes emptying drum, drying wet filters, etc. Find a full list of tips in the WORKSHOP white paper titled “Top Ten Maintenance Tips For Most Wet/Dry Vacs” available from WORKSHOPvacs.comhttp://worldsdirtiestblog.com/?p=249&preview=true
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