You have to replace shop vacuum bags frequently to keep the vacuum working at peak efficiency. And different tasks require different filters, e.g. a paper filter for drywall dust and a foam filter for cleaning up after a leaky drain. CleanStream offers a reusable shop vacuum filter that can be used wet or dry. You can remove dirt and dust with a few firm taps on a hard surface (outside!), or you can clean it more thoroughly by rinsing the filter out under the tap.
The CleanStream filter traps dirt and dust on a non-stick surface rather than inside the filtering material as paper filters do. Thus a quick tap or rinsing quickly restores the filter to its optimum filtering ability. It will filter out 99.97% of particles down to .3 microns, which qualifies it as a HEPA filter. That means less of the fine dust will wind up back in the air and in your lungs.
The filter’s reusable nature saves money in the long run — with a replacement paper filter going from about $10 to more than $30, it doesn’t take many filter changes for the $23 to $35 CleanStream to pay for itself. CleanStream filters will replace the filters in Sears, Craftsman, Genie, Black & Decker, Ridgid, Shop-Vac, and Dirt Devil models.