Meet EPA guidelines for lead paint removal in renovation projects - The HEPA Wet/Dry Vacuum is ideal for renovation contractors who have to comply with EPA regulations covering lead paint removal. The EPA specifies the use of a carpet head with a beater bar so be sure to order the optional HEPA Head™ carpet head. Its beater bar is powered by the air flow of the vacuum. One of the big advantages of the Dustless HEPA Wet/Dry Vacuum is the optional Micro Pre-filter that greatly extends the life of the HEPA filter. The Micro Pre-filter is an inexpensive disposable filter that captures the vast majority of the dirt and dust before it reaches the more expensive HEPA filter. In fact, the Micro Pre-filter captures particles down to .5 microns. That’s remarkably close to the HEPA filter that captures particles down to .3 microns. We highly recommend contractors use a Micro Pre-filter in the HEPA Vacuum to extend the life of the more valuable HEPA filter.