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Caring For Your Central Vac System

by CustomHomes on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Vacuum

There are many reasons why people are considering central vacuum systems for their home. It adds value to your home, is often more economical than a portable vacuum, and is more convenient. If you are thinking about making the investment in your own home be sure to do plenty of research on all the products and take time to find a system that is right for your home.

Installation

When you decide to purchase a central vacuum system you will want to have product you trust as well as technicians that will be able to get the job done well the first time. You may purchase central vac systems and install them on your own but it does require a lot of skill, patience, and knowledge – knowing how to install or reinstall dry wall is also a major advantage. If you are not sure it is best to invest in having a technician come and install the system. It will save you time and many, many headaches.

Cleaning

Central vacuum systems do not require a lot of maintenance after they have been installed. You should always keep the filters new and clean and be sure to always dispose of the dirt after you have cleaned your home. If you allow the filters to age or the dirt to sit in the canister it can create mold if there is moisture in the canister or within the room or it can cause a fire if the motor is overworked and dust has been overflowing into other parts of the vacuum.

Overuse

By overusing your system we mean clogging it with excessive debris or with debris that cannot fit in the outlets. Do not try to clean up liquid messes or large pieces of garbage with your central vacuum system. This could clog the system and force you to pay maintenance to come in and fix your system. This can be costly and time-consuming.

Now that you know how to properly care for your central vac system you will be able to make an educated decision about your possible investment and find the perfect system for you and your family. There are now hundreds of products on the market and each one should be thoughtfully considered before purchase. If you have questions about investing in a central vacuum system or the one that is already in place in your home, contact manufacturers and they will be able to give you the best advice.

 

Source: http://home.howstuffworks.com/central-vacuum.htm

+Ken Uhrich is lead Estimator and Purchaser at Custom Home Group, a Design/Build company, located in Lancaster County, PA. You can follow Ken on Twitter: @kuhrich Or visit his company website: www.customhomegroup.com