Drywall dust is a known health hazard. Continued exposure to drywall dust can cause long term health problems such as throat infections and respiratory problems.
Therefore, it is important to keep drywall dust to a minimum, and one way to keep drywall dust down is to vacuum up excess dust frequently.
A vacuum cleaner is the best way to deal with drywall dust. However, drywall dust can clog up the works in some vacuum cleaners; so which are the best Vacs to deal with drywall dust?
Drywall dust is very fine, just like talcum powder, and the smallest particles, which are dangerous to health, blow right through the filter of a typical domestic vacuum cleaner.
Some heavy duty ‘wet and dry’ vacuums can cope with drywall dust, but which ones are best? Below we have selected the best vacuum for drywall dust.
Dustless Technologies 16 Gallon Dustless Wet Dry Vacuum
This vacuum is perfect for airborne drywall dust and harmful particles. The Vac can capture huge amounts of fine dust without getting clogged up and losing suction. The filters are easy to clean and washable, saving cash on replacements and there is no requirement to change filters for wet vacuuming.
One can buy an optional Dust Collection Shroud for collecting dust during hand grinding. The machine comes with a comprehensive collection of tools and attachments.
The cleaner is designed for the removal of extra-fine dust from concrete, stone, fibreglass and drywall dust. It is all down to the patented two-filter system which collects and keeps the dust in the vacuum where it belongs.
Customers who purchased this vacuum cleaner remarked how easy it was to clean the filters and without mess. Others said it was perfect for vacuuming up fine dust and never got clogged or needed emptying before the job was done.
Some liked the combined wet and dry features which made this vacuum a very versatile machine able to cope with most industrial debris.
Shop-Vac 5.0 Peak Horsepower Drywall Vac Wet Dry Vacuum
This heavy duty wet and dry vacuum cleaner has a good selection of accessories which includes: extension wands, lock-on hose, wet and dry floor nozzles, claw utility nozzle and a crevice tool.
The vacuum has a cartridge filter with a foam sleeve and two disposable filter bags. It has an ample 18 foot long power cable and a built in tank drain. It has a main carrying handle, side handles and roller casters. It comes with a one year warranty.
People who bought this wet and dry vacuum said it worked exactly as the makers claimed and sucked up all drywall mess with ease. Others liked the assortment of attachments which helped a lot with some tasks.
Domestic household vacuums may be great for crumbs and other household waste, but the drywall dust has the ability to clog a domestic vacuum and only a purpose built vacuum designed for drywall dust will do the job effectively.
Drywall dust is dangerous to health, and it pays to have the correct equipment to deal with this very real hazard.