Everyone needs one of these. Go to Home Depot. Find the Ridgid brand (orange color/Home Depot house brand) model WD1450. It runs about $100. It is 14 gallon, meaning that it is big enough to matter, yet not so big that you can’t carry it if it is full of water. Buy an additional hose (7ft for a total of 14ft.) Be prepared to loan it to every neighbor whose basement floods. This was the top rated shop vac in some magazine (perhaps CR) that I read several years ago. I completely agree.