Using wet dry vacuum cleaners can be extremely beneficial for areas that require big clean ups after a spillage such as workshops, play areas, basements and cellars and other areas where liquids are used. Cleaning up any spillage of liquids is usually hard work buy using a wet dry vacuum makes this job so much easier than using conventional cleaning methods such as using a traditional mop and bucket. They are extremely useful for sucking up any kind of liquids and indeed any large surfaces of water such as floods and pools of water can be picked up with ease by these types of vacuums that do not shy away from these kinds of jobs. In essence, these types of vacuum cleaners are large canister models and they are come in various sizes and gallon capacities depending on what you require from your vacuum cleaner. For example, there are high capacity types of wet/dry vacuum that are made to be used to clean up large spills such as flooded areas so the vacuum is able to suck up large quantities of water without the need to empty on a frequent basis, due to their high capacity tanks. There is also smaller six gallon vacuum cleaners that are very good when used for smaller spills. These types of vacuums are easy to manoeuvre and even store than their high capacity counterparts. However they do tend to fill up quicker and require emptying on a more frequent basis than larger models which can go for longer before being emptied. There are also vacuum cleaners that are just as effective and that are smaller and more portable than the previously mentioned models. These portable wet/dry vacuums can be mounted on walls and are extremely useful for cleaning up smaller spills and messes in any living area. Due to their portability and ease of use they can be used in most situations very quickly and easily and can be put into action within seconds of the spillage occurring as they are stored on wall mounts and so can be detached with consummate ease, before being returned to its home. All of these types of models will tend to share many common features that will make them all effective when used in any given situation. Such features will include, for instance, an automatic shut off device that will shut the motor down when the tank reaches its capacity; so in essence, it prevents it from overflowing and damaging the vacuum. In any situation where there is liquid to be sucked up from a surface, whether it is large or small then wet dry vacuum cleaners will do a fantastic job of cleaning up the mess that affects any area that the spillage has impacted. Indeed you will be hard pressed to find a better instrument to clean up liquid spillages whether large or small.