The Dustless Vacuum is designed to capture fine dust from grinding and sawing concrete, stone and other construction materials. It is part of smart dust control system to protect workers from dust in the air.
Save time and money while protecting workers from the harmful affects of airborne dust in the workplace. Dustless Technologies is the leading manufacturer of smart dust control systems for construction, woodworking and industrial applications. Products include a full line of wet dry vacuums for the construction trade, certified HEPA vacuums for EPA RRP lead safe work, dust shrouds and accessories for power hand tools, and specialty dust control tools for a variety of applications.
Dustless Wet Dry Vacuums
Compare shop vacuums and you’ll find the Dustless Wet Dry Vacuum has unique features that makes it a breed apart. The patented system allows you to clean the inner and outer filters without opening the canister. Dust stays inside for a cleaner job site. You can also go from dry to wet vacuuming without fear of getting the filter wet. A baffle/wall and check ball protect them at all time. Even the WunderBag™ micro pre-filter retains its strength when wet. The large, 16 gallon capacity canisters means you can go longer between emptying. Smart dust control for smart contractors.
The WunderBag™ micro pre-filter – smart dust control
The WunderBag™ micro pre-filter delivers tremendous advantages to users of the Dustless Wet Dry Vacuum. It captures dust down to .5 micron in size. That is amazingly close to a HEPA filter, which captures dust down to .3 micron in size. The extra fine dust filtering makes the WunderBag™ ideal for drywall dust and other dust created on a construction job site. If you have to meet EPA, NIOSH or OSHA standards, you should use a certified HEPA filter, but the WunderBag™ gives contractors a great alternative for jobs that don’t require a HEPA rated vacuum. Smart dust control from the industry leader – Dustless Technologies.
Dustless® Certified HEPA Wet Dry Vacuum for Smart Dust Control
If you have to meet government guidelines to protect workers from hazardous materials such as lead, asbestos and concrete dust, this is the vacuum you need. It meets the most rigorous government standards. This is not a traditional shop vacuum retrofitted with a HEPA filter. It couldn’t pass inspection, and wouldn’t be certified if it were. According to the EPA, a vacuum must be designed specifically for the certified HEPA filter it uses, and this vacuum is. In fact, this is one of the few vacuums that has its own certification. Most HEPA vacuums just talk about their “certified” HEPA filter, but don’t mention if the vacuum itself is certified. Ours has both certifications. If yours doesn’t, and an EPA inspector shows up on your job site, it could mean a $37,500 fine. Use smart dust control tactics when performing lead abatement work and be sure to wear either a dust mask or respirator.
Frequently asked questions about EPA-RRP and HEPA Vacuums:
- What kind of HEPA vacuum is approved? A HEPA vacuum must use a HEPA filter that is certified to IEST-RP-CC001.5, insuring a minimum filtration efficiency of 99.97% at 0.3 micron, and designed for hazardous materials (instead of just for allergens). But a certified filter is not enough. For a HEPA filter to be effective, the vacuum cleaner must be designed so that all the air drawn into the machine is expelled through the filter, with none of the air leaking past it. The vacuum should be certified airtight. It should have no rivets or fasteners penetrating the canister that may leak air as a result of vibration over prolonged use.
- Can I put a HEPA filter in my shop vacuum? Not unless you want to risk a $32,500 fine from the EPA. Retrofit HEPA filters are designed for allergens – NOT hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos. Read the label and make sure it says it is designed for “hazardous” materials. The EPA says, “Renovation firms should look for a vacuum cleaner that was designed to be operated with a HEPA filter, rather than a shop vacuum that can be fitted with a HEPA filter in place of the original basic filter. A vacuum retrofitted with a HEPA filter is not necessarily properly sealed or designed so that all of the intake air goes through the HEPA filter. “(http://toxics.custhelp.com)
- Can I buy a cheap HEPA vacuum from a department store? Don’t do it. The HEPA vacuums you find in department stores are designed for allergens, NOT hazardous materials such as lead or asbestos. Read the label carefully on all vacuums and filters before purchasing.
- Why are some HEPA filters cheaper than others? Be cautious of products that claim to be "HEPA-type", "HEPA-like", or "99% HEPA" as they do NOT satisfy government standards but are typically less expensive. “Sealed HEPA” and “True HEPA” are more likely to be used to describe a HEPA filter that is certified. Make sure the filter is certified to IEST-RP-CC001.5 and is for hazardous materials.
- How often should I change a HEPA filter? It varies from vacuum to vacuum, but a key to extending the life of a HEPA filter is the pre-filter system. Vacuums without a pre-filter require frequent replacement of the HEPA filter, and will be very costly to operate over time. A pre-filter that captures down to 1.0 micron (most HEPA vacuums) will not protect the HEPA filter as well as one that captures down to 0.5 micron (like the Dustless HEPA Vacuum does).
- What other tools/accessories do I need to comply? The EPA mandates the use of a floor tool with beater bar for cleaning carpets. It also mandates the use of point-of-origin dust containment systems, such as the Dustie® or DustBuddie® when using a hand grinder for cutting, grinding or sanding a surface.
Dust shrouds for hand grinders come in a variety of styles and models. The Dustie®, from Dustless Technologies, gives contractors an economical dust control method that easily fits onto virtually any make or model of hand grinder. This plastic shroud is flexible, which helps keep the edges flat to the surface for a better seal and superior dust collection. The DustBuddie® is more of a professional grade dust shroud that features a removable front lip for grinding up against walls, a clear polycarbonate body for improved visibility, and a brush skirt that helps promote better operator control when cosmetics are more important. Dust removal is time consuming and expensive. Use smart dust control tools.
Dustless Vacuum is dedicated to helping contractors and remodelers find a Dustless Vacuum to protect worker health, meet OSHA, EPA and NIOSH guidelines, and implement dustless systems to increase jobsite productivity. Dustless Vacuum products are made in the United States of America. Dustless Vacuum respects your privacy and will not share your e-mail address with third parties.
Dustless Vacuum handles dust control accessories like the DustBuddie®, CutBuddie II™, Dustie®, BitBuddie™, ChipBuddie™ and Turbo Drywall Sander - all from Dustless® Technologies.
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