Asked by: Mimun Jadeke
asked in category: General Last Updated: 10th February, 2020

Should you remove filter when using wet vac?

Remove the filter from the vacuum. Depending on the vacuum model, you may be able to leave the filter in place when vacuuming a small amount of water; however, always rinse the filter and allow it to dry after vacuuming to prevent mildew.

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Also know, should I remove the filter before vacuuming water?

You'll need it—the filter prevents dust from blowing out of the top while you're cleaning. For wet surfaces, however, you'll need to remove the filter entirely. Liquids will damage filters, and you could even potentially ruin your vacuum if you suck up water before removing the filter.

One may also ask, can a wet/dry vac pick up water? Chances are you may not have thought a Shop-Vac® Wet Dry Vacuum could take on your water-filled basement, but the good news is, it can. Our pump vacuum can move large quantities of water by picking it up and moving it to another location.

Likewise, people ask, can I vacuum with a wet filter?

If you own a bagless vacuum, do not put a wet filter back in the machine. This will hurt the motor, but even worse, it can cause mold to grow. A warm, damp, dirty place is the perfect combination to grow mold. Then when you turn the vacuum on it blows the mold around your house.

What happens if you use a shop vac without a filter?

Some shop vacuums can be run without a filter. If you plan to run without the filter, then it should only be used for water pick up only. The filter stops dust from being blown back out, which would defeat the purpose of a vacuum cleaner if you used it in the home with no filter.

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