Types of water vacuums include wet or dry canister vacuums, upright units and upholstery attachments. Water vacuums are specifically designed for cleaning up liquid spills in addition to removing dirt and dust.
Wet or dry canister vacuums are versatile and popular for home workshops. The machines are capable of cleaning both solids and liquids. The vacuums are designed to pick up fine materials and heavy items ranging from joint compound powder to nuts and bolts. Remove the internal dust filter to convert the machine into a water-removal vacuum. Attachments such as a squeegee head and separate vacuum head help the machine to clean up liquids efficiently. These are available in a variety of capacities of up to 20 gallons.
Upright water vacuums are typically small and compact and are ideal for cleaning carpets. The unit can carry up to 2 gallons of extracted liquid depending on its size. Its compact size makes it easy to store when not in use.
Finally, some upright water vacuums come with special upholstery attachments for cleaning up spills on furniture. A detail attachment is ideal for fitting into tight spaces, such as between couch cushions. Hand-held water vacuums may not require special attachments because they are specifically designed to clean up spills on furniture.