Though summer is still here, there’s never a wrong time to prepare your home central vacuum system for the fall weather ahead! We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide on maintenance tips and tricks to ensure your central vacuum is ready for the autumn cleaning challenges. From filter cleaning to hose inspection, these simple steps will help keep your central vacuum in top shape and your home clean and allergen-free throughout the fall season!
Your filter helps trap dust, allergens, and debris, preventing them from circulating back into the air in your home. Before fall begins, take the time to clean or replace your vacuum’s filter:
If your central vacuum uses disposable filters, remove the old one and replace it with a new one. This is a quick and straightforward process to ensure optimal performance. For washable filters, remove the filter from the vacuum unit and gently wash it using mild soap and water. Air dry completely before reinserting it into the system.
The vacuum hose is the workhouse of the central vacuum system, and regular inspection is essential to catch any potential issues early on. Here are a few things to do:
Carefully examine the entire length of the hose, looking for any signs of damage. Pay special attention to the ends since these are common areas for wear and tear. Turn on the central vacuum system and assess the suction power at the hose’s end. If you notice a significant drop in suction, it may indicate a blockage that needs to be cleared. When it comes to your hose, avoid running over it with heavy objects or furniture. Store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight when it’s not in use.
Aside from specific components, your vacuum system requires overall maintenance to operate efficiently during the fall and winter. Here are some general maintenance tips:
Inspect the central vacuum unit for any signs of damage or unusual noises. If you notice any issues, contact our team at JN Bergeron for servicing. It’s also crucial to ensure you’re regularly emptying the dirt canister or bag to prevent a decrease in suction power and maintain proper airflow. If your central vacuum has a powerhead, remove the brush roll and beater bar regularly to remove tangled hair, strings, or debris.
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For more information on vacuum parts, services, and more, we encourage you to reach out to our team at JN Bergeron today. In the meantime, we look forward to hearing from you!