If you are vacuuming up ash, please understand that there is quite a big difference between specialized vacuums and general machines. General all-across-the-board utility-type machines can do a good job. Let’s just get that straight. They can have enough suction power. They can have a wide-enough nozzle to vacuum whatever ash you throw their way.
With that said, ash vacuum cleaners are specialized pieces of equipment to deal optimally with ash. If you were just going to be using a high-suction machine, a lot is lost in translation. It may turn out that the ash that you are trying to get rid of is very sensitive and involves very fine particles. It may well turn out that there might be some sort of exposure to machines that can lead to all sorts of problems or there might be delicate equipment nearby, and if you use the wrong ash vacuum, or worse yet, you use a general vacuum cleaner with generic suction capabilities, you might do a poor job. There might be debris left over. Sure, it might look like the vacuum did short work of the pile of nasty ash but it’s the stuff you don’t readily see that might pack a worse punch.
You have to understand that ash is a very fine particle. It may seem like you have taken out a lot of the large chunks, but if you were to shine a special light on the surface of the place you vacuumed, it may be a completely different picture. It may well be that there is a tiny layer of dust particles that remains stubbornly stuck do the surface. Of course, you wouldn’t know this because you don’t have the equipment to detect it, but it’s still there.
Now, what if you or your kids or your visitors have a strong sensitivity to ash? This can pose serious problems. There are many people in the United States and elsewhere who suffer from symptoms that seem to point to asthma, but it turns out that there’s just particulate debris in their residence. Talk about frustrating. Talk about having an elephant right under your nose.
This is why it’s a good idea to buy an ash vacuum. In other words, you buy a specialized piece of equipment that is designed from day one and from the ground up to take care of a specific problem a specific way and produce specific results.
There is a reason why people buy specialty products. They’re not just doing it because they have nothing else better to do. They’re doing it because they are looking for a specific result.
This might seem that you’re being pushed to pay a premium but believe me, if you are looking to get the job done the first time around, there’s really no other way to play this game.
Look at the directory’s listings that we have here for ash vacuum cleaners as well as the conditions and considerations that you may want to keep in mind when looking to buy this piece of equipment and use it.