Make Sure your Central Vacuum is Working Order Before Use

Make Sure your Central Vacuum Is in Working Order Before Use

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If one of your objectives is to keep a clean house, you need to make sure your central vacuum is in good working order. Sometimes it’s easier said than done but we’ve collected a few tips that you can use, some of which are very basic, and others that might seem a little bit more complex.

Remember: while central vacuums are a very convenient resource, they are still machines that need basic upkeep to remain operating at peak performance. Let’s first look at the benefits of a central vacuum and then examine some suction issues you may experience.

Benefits of Central Vacuum Systems

There are many brands and models of central vacuums available for residential use. They offer ease and power in vacuuming and allow you to clean your house with little or no fuss or mess. Owners enjoy these benefits every time they vacuum:

  • Central vacuums are more powerful than upright or canister models and do a better job of cleaning all types of floor surfaces.
  • They are quieter because the power unit is kept in the garage or basement.
  • You have the option of buying a central vac with or without bags.
  • A central vac uses a lightweight hose and wand for cleaning instead of a heavy machine to push or pull around the house.
  • They are easier to use on stairways and landings.
  • Dust, dirt, and debris are exhausted to the collection container in the basement or garage without leaking any air back into the room.
  • Central vacuums are cost-effective because they typically last 20 years or more. This eliminates buying multiple upright vacuums during the same time.

Central vacuums rid your home of more air pollution because of their superior power and filtrations systems. They are the most powerful types of cleaning machines on the market and are ideal for homes with children or pets. You can vacuum all areas of your home with a wide assortment of tools, attachments, powerheads, and accessories that are available.

“Remember: while central vacuums are a very convenient resource, they are still machines that need basic upkeep to remain operating at peak performance.”

Examining 5 Suction Issues With Your Central Vacuum

More often than not when an issue arises with your vacuum cleaner, it will be reduced suction power. Sometimes the problem is simple like a clogged hose, which means you’ll want to detach it from the wall outlet and remove the clog with your hands or with an instrument designed for the task. There are other potential reasons for reduced suction or no suction that include:

TroubleshootingA Clogged Pipe At the Outlet
  • Check the Outlets: Start by looking at the suction power of the outlet closest to the power unit. Plug in the hose and if it performs correctly, move to the next one away from the power unit. If it does not, you have a clog in this section of the piping. Next, plug the hose into the next outlet, clean out the piping at that point, and move through all the wall outlets. TIP: When you find the section of pipe that is clogged, connect the hose of an upright or canister vacuum to the wall outlet and suck out the clog debris.
  • Check the Electric Powerhead: If you are using an electric powerhead attached to the hose when the lack of suction occurs, check it for a clog. They can stop up with string, small toys, and other objects. If you suspect this is the culprit, turn off the vacuum immediately to avoid damaging the power unit.
  • Examine the Wiring Connections: Each wall outlet has an electrical connection to power up the motor. There may be a loose connection that needs to be tightened or the wiring may have come off its mount. In either case, turn off the circuit breaker and correct the connection.
  • Listen for noises and vibrations: If you detect noises or vibrations, you may have a loose piece or broken piece of pipe or issues with the power unit’s motor. Your power unit may need a new part, relay, or other electronics. If you need help, call one of our skilled vacuum technicians for assistance with troubleshooting.
  • Check the Dustbag or Collection Canister: Like any standard vacuum, your central vacuum cleaner uses a dust bag or collection canister. Check it to make sure that it isn’t overfilled. If It is, empty it and replace the bag if yours is a bagged model.
  • Don’t Forget the Filter: There are far too many people who forget the filter when they’re troubleshooting, and yes, it does need to be cleaned occasionally. You can easily clean the filter by tapping it against the side of a garbage can. Follow up by wiping with a damp cloth, and then dry it out thoroughly.

Visit this site for more ideas on how to unclog your vacuum. If the suction issue still persists after trying these simple troubleshooting ideas, call us at 1.855.879.5452 for assistance. We will send a qualified repair technician as soon as possible.

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We stock parts for all brands of central vacuum systems and many discontinued models. We inventory motors, relays, electronics, carbon brushes, and gaskets to get your power unit back in working order.

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