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Which Vacuum Should I Use for Insulation Removal?

Tackling the removal of insulation is different than dealing with other types of contaminates in the atmosphere. You need to be able to safely remove blown-in insulation without stirring up particulates in the atmosphere and without dealing with construction materials cluttering up your work space. Here are some things to consider when purchasing a vacuum for insulation removal:

  • Select a vacuum with a high negative pressure that can easily contain harmful material collected while returning clean air to the atmosphere
  • Pick a vacuum with easy portability. As you’re moving, you want the process to be fluid and continuous. Vacuums that are made to be pulled can achieve this easily.
  • Make sure the vacuum has an easy-to-empty pan for dust-free removal
  • Choose a vacuum that is break, dent, rust and corrosion-free. This ensures you get a good amount of longevity for your dollar!
  • Get a unit with a large, low inlet – This will help the machine from tipping as you’re pulling it along.
  • Sound suppression helps. Although not a strict necessity, it will provide quieter operation and less distraction to the operator.

By keeping these elements in mind while purchasing a vacuum for insulation removal, you’ll increase the chance that you’ll get an efficient and cost-effective vacuum that will serve you well for a long time. If you have any questions about picking a vacuum for insulation removal or your own tips for selection, we’d love to hear them. Let us know in the comments section below.