Having a central vacuum is much more convenient and efficient than lugging a traditional vacuum cleaner around your house. However, central vacuums have maintenance and repair needs, just like any other vacuum. You’ll have to replace certain parts as a matter of routine, and others can wear out over time. At JN Bergeron Vacuum Solutions, we have the central vacuum parts that you need to keep your vacuum up and running so your house can stay clean.
What are the central vacuum parts that you are most likely to have to replace? Read on to find out!
Filters and Bags
Although a central vacuum collects all the dirt it sucks up in one location, it still builds up over time. Most central vacuum systems use either bags or filters, depending on the model. To keep your vacuum running at its best, you should replace the filter or bag when necessary. How often you have to do this depends on how often you use your vacuum. Some vacuum models will use canisters rather than vacuum bags, but those models usually have filters as well. It’s a good idea to check the filter whenever you empty the canister.
Hoses and Wall Inlets
Because your hoses are always bending and twisting, there’s no way to prevent them from eventually cracking or wearing out. You can extend their life by handling and storing them carefully, but they won’t last forever. If your hoses are compromised, you won’t get adequate suction, and your vacuum won’t be very effective. The wall inlets also see regular use and can wear out from having hoses inserted and removed over and over again. In time, the fittings will become loose, and the hoses won’t properly attach anymore. Luckily, replacing the wall inlets is an easy fix.
Pipes and Fittings
The wall inlets connect to the central vacuum itself via a series of pipes and fittings. After years of use, the pipes can become clogged. In some cases, cleaning the pipes and clearing the clogs will be enough. However, if the buildup is too much, you may have to replace the pipe. You should also keep an eye on the gaskets and seals to ensure that they have not deteriorated. Air can escape through them and reduce the suction and power.