The EPA’s Lead RRP recommends that contractors performing work on pre-1978 homes use HEPA filter vacuum cleaners to minimize dust and thoroughly clean the work area. The Nilfisk Eliminator I (5 gallon) and Eliminator II (12-gallon) are durable wet/dry vacuums designed to withstand the abuse of a rugged renovation environment, while maintaining strong suction and filtration capabilities. Their multi-stage filtration system features a HEPA filter that captures 99.97% of debris, down to and including 0.3 microns. Both vacuums come with a 10` hose with curved aluminum wand, 2 extension wands, dust brush, crevice nozzle, and a floor tool with 3 inserts. For containment during pick-up of dry lead debris, use the disposable bag (136279) to protect the HEPA. Both vacuums can also be converted to a wet vacuum to collect liquids and include a float valve that automatically shuts off the vacuum to prevent overflowing. Part numbers 136276, 136277, 136281, 136282, 136285, and 136287 made in Hungary. 136278 made in Sweden. 136279 and 136280 made in Germany. 136283 made in Denmark. 136286 made in Italy. 136284 made in France.