What is a Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner?


Wet and dry vacuum cleaners are the machines for the cleaning of both wet and dry messes which includes dry dirt ad damp dirt including liquids. These types of vacuum cleaners are used in trades such as hotel trade and a restaurant trade. The wet and dry vacuum cleaners are versatile cleaning appliances that are ideal for cleaning wet messes such as water and milk.

Wet and dry vacuum cleaners make cleaning of everything possible such as cleaning of wet mess and cleaning of dry mess. These type of vacuum cleaner just don’t clean up only dirt and dust but also helps in cleaning even more rough dirt, damp dirt and other liquids also. The wet and dry vacuums are not only helpful for the trade of hotel and restaurant but also helpful in workshops as to clean the inner area and outside of the shop. High quality materials are attached with wet and dry vacuum cleaners such as stainless steel tank and whole range of different accessories also. The upholstery or car seats can be handled by these types of vacuum cleaners because of different nozzles that the vacuum cleaner is having. All types of wet and dry vacuum cleaners also have a good blowing function for the areas that are hard to reach for cleaning.

How a wet and dry vacuum cleaner works?

A wet and dry vacuum cleaner is all round cleaning device because of its suction system and cooling air ensures separate motor cooling having optimal filter performance of the device and optimal suction power. With less noise, the motor ensures longer service life and remains free of dirt. The suction power is measured in mill bars (mbar) or meters of water column (mWS). This shows how high you could clean up the water.

The wet and dry vacuum cleaners are fitted with special blowers with a special blowing connection. This helps in cleaning up of all the hard to reach areas. All the dirt in those hard to reach areas is blown up by these special blowers. The blowers also help in cleaning in your other activities such as blowing on a leaf to clean its dirt. There is a pleated filter connected in the wet and dry vacuum cleaner. With the pleated filter, the exhaust air is cleaned when switching on and during use of the wet/dry vacuum cleaner. The pleated filter is suitable for use when dry vacuuming.

A synthetic dust bag has more layers than a paper filter bag and therefore has an impressive increased filter performance. This accessory is also therefore perfect for allergy-sufferers. Other advantages include the water-repellent and tear-resistant material, as well as the longer service life of the vacuum cleaner.

Wet/dry vacuum cleaners with an integrated cable plug with an automatic function and switch-off delay are also perfect for the workshop, so that any dirt collected during our DIY work is automatically vacuumed up when the tool is switched on.

Advantages of Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner?

Two Drainge System

With the two different drainage methods, one can choose arbitrarily at any time, the operation is stable and flexible and one can adjust at any time. The design of the motor is so compact that it allows the motor to maintain a constant temperature which can increase the service life of the motor by more than 3 times so that the motor can work continuously for 24 hours

Large Capacity and Durability

With a very large capacity, the wet and dry vacuum cleaner has a beautiful round body. The absorption power of water and dirt is so good with a built-in motor suction power. Large accessories are also equipped with wet and dry vacuum cleaner which is very durable and convenient for use.


The heavy duty machines are very handy and can be used in any household. They are easy to use and move because of the non marking rubber tyres that provide easy movement from one place to another. Furthermore, these vacuums even have large rear wheels which help the user carry them up and down the stairs with great freedom. Even more so, you can find these powerful tools coming as cordless or handheld for added flexibility.

Liquid Spills

If you have kids, the cleaning of liquid stains is a difficult task. You have to spend a lot of time in cleaning the stains of liquid spills from flat surfaces. With the help of these wet and dry vacuum cleaners, removing the stains of spilled milk, tea, juice or any other kind of liquids is not a difficult task anymore.

Disadvantages of wet and dry vacuum cleaner?

May Smell Sometime

If you tend to use the wet and dry vacuum cleaner on wet messes that are smelly like pet urine or any other kind of smelly liquid that causes leakage from the vacuum cleaner creates stinky smell that is unpleasant. One can use a disinfectant attachment to place along the vacuum cleaner.

Heavy in Weight

 With multiple usage and benefits, there also comes a compromising aspect. The wet-dry vacuum comes with pretty heavy weight than the rest of the vacuum and is not entirely suitable for small homes and places where you’d like to have something that is more movable and usable.


In addition to general household wet and dry vacuum cleaners, we also have high-power wet and dry vacuum cleaners, which are mainly used in industry. Some commercial vacuum cleaners can be used for both wet and dry purposes, and most industrial vacuum cleaners can be used for both wet and dry purposes. The function and price of commercial vacuum cleaners are between household and industrial vacuum cleaners. The price of industrial-grade vacuum cleaners is much higher.

Sewage Problem

The wet and dry vacuum cleaner is equipped with a separation device, which consumes a lot of money and is very difficult to clean. If you want to thoroughly clean the dirt in the barrel, you must completely solve the problem of sewage. If you use wet & dry vacuum cleaners in cold areas, you must take some antifreeze measures to ensure that the vacuum cleaner will not be blocked.

Frequently Asked Questions?

Is a wet and dry vacuum worth it?

Regular vacuums can handle a limited amount of dry materials like dust, crumbs, dirt and debris. But when things get messy involving liquids and sticky spills, that’s where a wet/dry vacuum really cleans up.

Can you use wet and dry vacuum cleaner on a carpet?

A wet-dry vacuum is a vacuum that picks up dry dirt and liquids from many types of surfaces, so it can clean up spills or cleaning solutions in your carpet. Carpets hold on to stains, solid soil, bacteria and mildew. Wet-dry vacuums can perform this step in cleaning your carpet, but the work will not be easy.

Can wet and dry vacuum pick up water?

When there’s water in your basement, you need to get it out. Chances are you may not have thought a Shop-Vacuum. Wet Dry Vacuum could take on your water-filled basement, but the good news is, it can as you vacuum the water, the water is pumped through the vacuum tank and the garden hose, out of your basement.