Taking Care of Your Central Vacuum System
Central vacuum systems are an upgrade for homeowners everywhere, making cleaning your floors quiet, straightforward, and more convenient. When you install a central vacuum in your home, you will not have to pay much attention to it, but you can take care of your system to keep it in excellent condition for a longer time. Use these tips to get the most out of your central vacuum.
The process of installing a central vacuum requires developed skills and practiced techniques, especially if you add it to a building that already stands complete. You may find it tempting to save money with DIY kits and instructional videos, but you will be much better off if you trust a central vacuum expert to put the machine together. Usually, the company that sells you the vacuum can help you install it as well.
Central vacuums do not need cleaning as often, but you should still empty the collection canister regularly and keep the filters clean. Some systems need you to replace a filled filter bag, while others require cleaning with soap and water. Be sure you know what kind your vacuum uses and check for full filters at least two to four times a year. If you have to empty them more than that, consult an expert — something more serious may be wrong.
To keep your vacuum from clogging, avoid sucking any sticky or wet substances into the central system — they will gather the dust and dirt and block the hoses. If you do find that your tubes have a clog, you have a few options. You can suck a cleaning cloth into one end of the hose and allow it to travel to the other side, run a plumber’s snake through, or if you are particularly stumped, call a professional vacuum technician to unclog it.
Your central vacuum motor should run for many years to come without too much work required. At most, you will need to add oil or lubrication to the mechanisms, just like you would need to change the oil in your car. You will also need to occasionally check for wear and tear on the motor brushes and replace any that have worn down too much to be useful. If you need any further maintenance, leave it to the experts to handle.
One more area requires a professional touch: regular inspections to ensure that your central vacuum functions correctly. Every few years, call in an expert to go over the system and help you see where you may need more work and where your vacuum is doing well. You may not notice telltale signs or worn parts that would be obvious to a trained pair of eyes, so trust the pro’s advice when they inspect.
A central vacuum system can last for many years with minimal repairs and replacement parts — provided that you take care of it properly. If you do not push the vacuum past its limit, you should not have too many red flag issues. Call professionally trained technicians from installation to inspection, and you can ensure that you will get the most out of your central vacuuming system.
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