Beam Central Vacuum System FAQs

Beam Central Vacuum System FAQs

Can A BEAM Central Vacuum System Be Installed in My present Home?

Yes! Practically any home, from new to years old, can enjoy the cleaning power of a BEAM vacuum system installed in just a couple hours without mess or disturbing walls.

Can I Use My BEAM Central Vacuum System To Clean Vinyl, Hardwood, or Ceramic Tile Floors?

Beam Whole House Vacuum Yes!  Use VacPan™ automatic dustpan or the bare floor tools. It's ideal for removing dirt from the kitchen, mudroom, or bath.

How Do I Maintain A BEAM Central Vacuum System?

BEAM systems are typically maintenance-free. No cleaning or lubrication is ever needed. BEAM filters have a distinct self-cleaning design from the makers of GORE-TEX® fabric, which is 5 times stronger than other popular filtration media. The filter shakes off dirt and guards the motor, so a BEAM system functions like new. Because the filter is long-lasting, there is never a requirement to replace messy bags.  Just empty the dirt collectors two to three times per year.

How Does A BEAM Central Vacuum System Work?

To create lightweight, robust cleaning, improved air quality, and less noise, the BEAM power unit is typically located in the garage or basement. It is attached to convenient inlets throughout the home via vacuum tubes. Plug the hose into a channel, and the system is turned on with a switch on the hose handle. Particles are entirely removed from living areas and collected in the power unit's dirt receptacle.

How Does A BEAM System Improve Indoor Air Quality?

A BEAM Central Vac System was proven by the University of California at Davis to lower allergy symptoms by as much as 61%. A BEAM system is more efficient at removing dirt and allergens because it has a bigger, more robust motor than uprights – up to 5 times more powerful. Unlike regular vacuums that can recirculate dust, a BEAM Central Vacuum System removes 100% of dirt, dust mites, pollen, dander, and other allergens. It carries them from living areas to a canister usually located in the garage – to help improve indoor air quality.

How Many Inlets Do I Need?

Most homes require only 3 inlets to reach every area with the attachments and hose, each purposefully located inlet lets you clean about 700 to 800 SQ FT. The power unit has an extra built-in inlet for easy cleaning of the area around the power unit.

How Much Does a BEAM Central Vacuum System cost?

A BEAM Central Vacuum System costs way less than you might think. The median cost for an entire system, installed in new or existing homes, starts at around $1,000. And it adds to your home's resale value.

Is The Hose Easy To Use?

BEAM Cleaning Sets and hoses are exceptionally lightweight and developed for entire-house cleaning from floor to ceiling. Unlike short, flimsy hoses found on conventional vacuums, BEAM crushproof hoses are created to endure everyday kinks and twists.

Is Suction Power Maintained Throughout The Whole Home?

Yes!  A professionally installed BEAM Central Vacuum System provides the same robust cleaning performance at every channel, regardless of the distance from the power unit, and won't lose suction after usage.

What Cleaning Attachments And Tools Are Available?

BEAM offers an entire complement of attachments and tools and for virtually any cleaning requirement—from handheld power brushes and ceiling fan cleaners to mini-vac tools for cleaning computer keyboards. There are even pet cleaning brushes that connect to your BEAM hose.

Can A Broken Valve Door Be Changed?

Beam Vacuum Parts

  • A broken utility on a power unit can be changed.
  • A damaged door on a wall valve means the wall valve's complete faceplate needs to be changed. A homeowner can replace a regular typeface plate (230/240 low volt only). Electrical inlets may need an electrician, depending on your skill level.

Can A Damaged Hose Be Repaired?

If a hose has a malfunctioning switch or a damaged handle (and if repair parts are still available for that model), it can usually be corrected. However, a hose with a hose that is torn or broken wire cannot be repaired to its typical performance, and it is best to change the tubing.

How To Change A Belt / When To Replace A Brush Roll?

The brush roll should be changed when the powerhead stops to pick up small debris from the carpet i.e., small pieces of paper or loose thread. The belt should be changed when the operator can feel that there is no forward pull left when the powerhead is on the carpet or operator can explore the brush roll stalls.

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