Wet/dry vacuum

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Head, Circulating Collections Conservation,
Indiana University Libraries Preservation Department


Wet/dry vacuum

A high-capacity canister vacuum can be useful for jobs such as getting either wet or dry loose debris out of the way at a disaster site, extracting water from hard floors, and doing a rough preliminary cleaning of shelved books if no mold growth is evident (if mold growth is evident, see HEPA vacuum.

(Also listed in "Disaster Supplies")


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