Central Vacuum System Maintenance Tips

As warm weather is finally here and summer is approaching, we can expect more foot traffic in and around the home. This also means more dirt and other debris may be inside the home from leading an active summer lifestyle. That’s why this month at JN Bergeron Solutions, we’re discussing four essential maintenance tips to ensure your central vacuum system performs optimally this season!

Regular Inspection

Regular inspections of your central vacuum system are crucial in order to identify any potential issues early on. Check the power unit, hoses, and attachments for any signs of wear and tear. You should also keep an eye out for cracks, clogs, loose connections, or any unusual noises. When you catch these issues early on, you can prevent further damage down the road and costly repairs. 

Filter Cleaning or Replacement

The filters in your central vacuum system play a vital role in maintaining optimal airflow and preventing debris from entering the motor. Depending on the type of system, your vacuum may have one or more filters. We recommend following the manufacturer’s instructions to determine your specific model’s best cleaning and replacement schedule. Sticking to a routine schedule will help you maintain efficient suction and prevent motor damage.

Check and Clean the Powerhead

If your central vacuum system includes a powerhead or beater bar attachment, it’s important to check it regularly. Remove any tangled hair, strings, or debris that may disrupt the brush roll’s movement. Inspect the belt for signs of wear and replace it if necessary.

Address Clog Issues 

Clogs can occur in the central vacuum system’s tubing or at various attachment points. If you notice a significant drop in suction or unusual noises, it may indicate a clog. It’s vital to address these clogs promptly by using a long, flexible tool or a specialized vacuum attachment designed for unclogging central vacuum systems.


Central Vacuums from JN Bergeron

When you take the proper maintenance precautions for your central vacuum, you can ensure efficient suction, prolong the system’s lifespan, and maintain a clean and healthy home. If you have any additional questions or are looking to shop for parts, we encourage you to reach out to our team at JN Bergeron. For more information on what we carry, check out our website today. We look forward to hearing from you!

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