In this review of the VacuMaid model number GV30 wall mounted garage vacuum, we’ll look at the pros and cons of this shop vacuum cleaner.
Pros of the
The Vacumaid vacuum cleaner has a whopping thirty foot long hose.
The motor lasts longer than many of its rivals. If other vacuums last 800 hours, the VacuMaid is rated to last 1000 hours. This is a good shop vacuum cleaner if you are constantly cleaning up small messes.
The vacuum cleaner has a five year limited warranty, one of the best in the industry. The five year warranty is only for those who install this vacuum in their homes. If you are using it in a commercial business, the vacuum is only good for 90 days.
At 17 pounds, this vacuum is one of the lighter high capacity shop vacuums on the market.
The Vacumaid’s accessories are made from either metal or durable plastic; you won’t have the suction wand break off while you’re trying to vacuum up spilled cookie crumbs around the seats.
The Vacumaid can handle larger and heavier chunks its cheaper rivals lack the suction to pick up. It can also handle large leaves.
It is made in the United States, making it a great choice for those who want to buy American.
The vacuum mount is straightforward to install on the wall.
The manufacturer of Vacumaid, Lindsay Manufacturing, offers everything from can liners to air filters to replacement bags to lint screens for its vacuum cleaners. You’ll have no problems finding replacements for anything on this vacuum cleaner.
Cons of the VacuMaid GV30
Replacement bags are expensive. You can reduce the price per bag by buying them in sets of three for less than thirty dollars.
The vacuum has a high pitched whine that can be annoying. This is in addition to the standard loud shop vacuum motor noise.
It is not suitable to pick up any kind of liquid mess.
Observations About the VacuMaid
Depending on where you buy the Vacumaid shop vacuum, you can find it for anywhere between two hundred and four hundred dollars.
There is 50 feet hose version of the vacuum if you need to clean bigger, longer reach areas. Vacuum model is VacuMaid GV50.
If you have cracked other shop vacs by backing into them with the car, this vacuum’s steel body makes it a great choice. If you don’t want a vacuum that could rust if you leave the water you sucked up and let alone for a couple weeks, find something else.
If you use this vacuum on a liquid mess, the liquids will go straight through the bag and into the gun metal body. While you can use it to clean up the occasional semi-wet mixture, do not use it on entirely liquid messes or a large wet/dry mixture like the cat barfing its body weight in the back of the car. The manufacturer explicitly states this shouldn’t be used to pick up liquid messes.
You can convert this vacuum into a blower, but it is not as convenient as some of its competitors that switch from suck to blow at the press of a button.
The vacuum comes with a basic accessory holding bag; storage caddies may be more convenient if you switch between accessories while detailing a car, but the caddies can make emptying out the filters and bags more of a hassle.
If you need a durable vacuum cleaner for primarily dry, powdery messes, the VacuMaid is the ideal shop vacuum cleaner.