How Do You Clean a Central Vacuum

How Do You Clean a Central Vacuum

Built-in vacuum cleaners also go by the name of central vacuum cleaners. These units come with long hoses, often 30 feet or more, that plug into wall receptacles. The receptacles lead through wall tubings to centrally mounted vacuum canisters that are generally located in basements or garages. Regular maintenance cleaning is an unavoidable responsibility with these units. Cleaning will keep them running trouble-free and efficiently each time they are used.

Step 1 Central vacuum power unit Empty the canister of the dirt or change the vacuum bag during every cleaning process.

Step 2 Attach the hose in reverse into the central canister. This will clear out any dirt or clogs in the hose.

Step 3 Attach the hose to each receptacle at a time and, while running the system, place your hand over the opening in the hose. Let the pressure build up over a few seconds, then retract your hand. The additional pressure when you release your hand will suck down any clogs or dirt within the tube. Do this at each receptacle for a thorough cleaning.

Step 4 Feed a special cleaning cloth into the hose when it is running. These are specially created for your central vacuum cleaning system and available at the best central vacuum system dealers. Let the cloth be sucked through the hose and the tubing. Retrieve it inside the central canister and repeat this process at every receptacle.

Step 5 Mix up a bucket with soapy dishwater solution. Dip any reusable filters in the bucket, swish them around and rinse. Allow the reusable filter to dry before reinserting it into the vacuum. If there is no reusable filter, replace the dirty one with a new one. You can purchase a new one from Think Vacuums.

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