Central Vacuum Systems are built to last and require little to no maintenance.
Prevention is the best method of preservation. Use your vacuum only for the purpose it was created. For instance, using your system to vacuum wet rugs, sucking up straws or large objects may create a dilemma where the performance of the system is jeopardized through improper use.
Clogs, the number one concern, are highly unlikely. A Central Vac hose and its fittings are 1 ¼” in diameter and vacuum tubing are 2” in diameter. If a clog does occur it is most likely to be in the hose or the wall inlet.
HOW TO UNCLOG YOUR HOSE
Do you have suction at your inlet but there seems to be no suction when you plug in your hose?
TRY THESE SUGGESTIONS:
- Plug one end of your hose into your wall inlet and create a seal at the other end by cupping your hand over the opening at the handle end of your hose. Tap your hand in an attempt to loosen the clog.
- Press along the hose in an attempt to locate the clog. Once the clog is located carefully knead the area while pressing down. This action may break up the clog helping it to move through the hose.
- With your hose unplugged and free on both sides use a dry garden hose and to fish through to the other end of the hose releasing the clog.
LOW SUCTION AT THE INLET
Does it seem one of the inlets in your walls does not have the same amount of suction as the others?
TRY THESE SUGGESTIONS:
- Inside each inlet there is a 90° angle fitting. In the event of a clog check each inlet at is fitting, an object may be stuck inside and removal may be as easy as putting your fingers in the inlet to simply pull out the offending object. Use of a flashlight may be beneficial.
- Check the suction at each inlet to establish the inlet with the lowest suction. Place your hand over the opening of the inlet to create a seal letting pressure build up for a couple seconds and release. Repeat this action a few times and it may loosen the clog.
CHANGE THE BAG OR EMPTY THE DIRT RECEPTACLE REGULARLY
A full rock hard bag not only prevents your carpets from getting clean in some cases it may also affect the motor of the central vac. Emptying the bag is a simplest method for maintenance.
- A full bag prevents the suction of dust, debris and dirt when your vacuum is in use instead pushing in into the air.
- When the vacuum is in use dirt may be pushed deeper into your carpet consequently carpets will not be cleaned and there will be minimal pick up.
- When vacuuming with a full bag dirt may be pushed deeper into your carpet consequently carpets will not be cleaned and there will be minimal pick up.
- Some central central vac models run with or without a bag. In these instances simply empty the container that collects the dust and debris.
CLEAN OR REPLACE YOUR FILTER
- To ensure clean and healthy air simply maintain a clean filter to optimize the air quality in the area of filtration.
- Some models come with filters that may be machine washable or simply replaced. Be familiar with the model of your Central Vac Power Unit to maintain your filter as required.
If you have any further problems or concerns call AAA Vacuum Systems Inc. we are here to help.