Five (More) Outdoor Uses for Your Shop-Vac: Dry Pickup
Between camping trips, bonfires, and barbecues, summer sure can create a lot of messes. Luckily, some of the biggest cleaning nuisances can be tackled easily with a Shop-Vac. From cleaning campers and tents to simplifying yard work, a dry vac has infinite outdoor uses in the summertime.
1. Cleaning your RV or camper
You bought a camper for convenience – why should cleaning it be any different? A wet/dry vac is the perfect way to keep your RV or camper clean and ready for your next big adventure without the hassle of brooms and rags! Shop-Vac offers a full-line of accessories and attachments that can help you easily clean tight spaces that might not have seen the light of day since last season.
Consider a wet/dry vacuum to tackle any mess such as flooded under-storage or bathrooms. Plus, you can use your Shop-Vac to clean up any outdoor furniture you might use as part of your campsite decor.
2. Prepping your BBQ pit or outdoor grill
Nothing says summer like a backyard barbecue. But before you prep for your next big outdoor feast with friends and family, you’ll need to clean any ashes or debris from last time. This helps prevent excessive smoke and allows the fire to breathe for more evenly cooked food.
First, scrape the grill to remove any stuck-on food particles and debris. Then, break out your Shop-Vac to clear out all the ashes and charred remnants. Just make sure that the grill and all ashes are completely cool as embers can damage your equipment. Also, you will want to make sure you have a genuine Shop-Vac high-efficiency filter bag to make sure all that fine dust doesn’t go blowing all over your patio or deck.
3. Keeping camping gear and tents clean
The hassle of cleaning after a camping trip can quickly erase the serenity of the great outdoors. Luckily, your Shop-Vac makes cleaning up camping equipment a breeze. Vacuum pine needles, sand, leaves, cobwebs, and whatever other debris makes its way into your tent with a Shop-Vac. Be sure to clean the crevices of camp bins, too!
Chances are that your car or truck bed will benefit from a quick clean after you unload all that gear. Shop-Vac helps you keep the great outdoors outside – not inside your car or home.
4. Enjoying a safer, cleaner fire pit
There’s nothing better than enjoying s’mores and conversation around a campfire. Whether in the wild or the safety of your own backyard. There’s just one catch: over time, ashes and debris can build up in your fire pit. This creates excess smoke and can even pose a fire hazard. Shop-Vac 5-gallon Ash Dry Vacuums make it easy to clean out ashes and debris for a safe, clean and well-contained campfire.
5. Staying on top of yard work
Yard work isn’t just for lawn mowers and leaf blowers. Your wet/dry vac can play an important role in keeping your backyard clean and tidy! Here are just a few places around the yard and garden where your Shop-Vac comes in handy:
- Lawn clippings on the driveway
- Mulch and leaf pile remnants
- Hard-to-reach deck crevices and areas obstructed by garden ornaments
- Dead leaves around shrubs and plants (just be cautious around delicate flowers)
- Bird seed hulls and shells under feeders
- Lawn equipment decks and areas where dry grass builds up