FAQs

 

Q: Why does my Shop-Vac brand wet/dry vac blow dust back into my room?

A: You need to use a filter capable of catching the dust and dirt you are cleaning up. Click here to go to our online filter guide, which will quickly help you determine the exact filters you need for the job. And you can order them from us immediately if you wish!

Q: Which filter should I use for wet pickup?

A: Click here to go to our online filter guide.

Q: Which filter should I use for dry pickup?

A: Click here to go to our online filter guide.

Q: Where can I get service for my Shop-Vac brand wet/ dry vac?

A: Click here for information on how to get your Shop-Vac product serviced.

Q: Can I replace motor parts?

A: Click here for information on how to get your Shop-Vac product serviced.

Q: Where can I buy accessories and filters for my Shop-Vac brand wet/dry vac?

A: At many local department, discount, or hardware stores or right here online! (click here for access to hundreds of accessories).

Q: Which vac do I need (horsepower, capacity, features)?

A: See our online vac buying guide (click here).

Q: Which size of accessories fit my vac?

A: Click here to use our online accessory buying guide to quickly and easily determine which size accessories fit your vacuum cleaner.

Q: What is the best way to measure and compare vacuum performance?

A: Vacuum performance is a function of suction (sealed lift) and airflow (in cubic feet per minute) at a particular location in the vacuum "flow". Horsepower ratings may not be indicative of actual air power when comparing two units. Click here to go to our performance ratings pages.

Q: Can a Shop-Vac wet / dry vac be used for vacuuming hazardous materials ?

A: Do not vacuum toxic, carcinogenic, combustible or other hazardous materials such as asbestos, arsenic, barium, beryllium, lead, pesticides or other health endangering materials. Specially designed units are available for these purposes.

   

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