Cleveland OH (PRWEB) May 10, 2013
Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on selecting a wet / dry or shop vac unit to remove excess water from their homes or businesses. With an active severe weather season predicted, water removal tools will be much needed equipment for many homes.
Shop vacs have a number of advantages over traditional vacuums, such as the ability to pull up either liquid or dry materials, as well as material of larger diameter. Shop vacs are generally more powerful than regular vacuum units, as well as pull up more dense solid items.
Shop vacs are available in a number of tank sizes, anywhere from 1 gallon all the way up to 55 gallons. Smaller units are more ideally suited for pulling up dry materials, but if any degree of liquid is involved, then a more powerful unit is needed. In most cases, a 16 gallon model is ideal. This means a vacuum unit that has adequate capacity for most jobs and is still easy to handle and maneuver.
Stainless steel tanks are also recommended, since they are much easier to clean than the more affordable plastic containers.
Another consideration is the horsepower of the unit, since that determines the suction strength. It is recommended to acquire a unit that has the highest horsepower available for the tank size.
There are a number of features that should be incorporated into your decision, from longer or shorter power cords, tool accessory storage, quiet operation, a built in liquid pump, and other options. Determine exactly what the unit will be called upon to do, and then choose a unit designed to meet those needs.
As for pricing, shop vacs are available from $50 all the way up to $300. Most shop vac purchases should fall into the $150 range in order to get the most options for the least money.
Based in Cleveland OH, Restoration Local is one of the leading providers of water damage restoration in the country, with service in 30 states. They are available 24/7 and all work is guaranteed.