Central Vacuum Blog

Why is my house more dusty?

Why is my house more dusty? A customer called and asked us to come out and check out the entire system as she noticed her home had suddenly begun to be dusty, which had never been an issue before. We inspected and test the entire system and verified that everything was in proper working order…

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We had a fire. Can you help?

We had a fire. Can you help? We typically hear about several house fires each year. Sometimes they are small and the question pertains to being able to use the system for cleanup. Other times the home is completely gutted and we are replacing everything pertaining to the vacuum system similar to new construction. Most…

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New Home Construction

New Home Construction So you’re building a home. You’ve selected your builder and are asking about having a central cleaning system installed during construction. Here are a few potential pitfalls to consider. The builder may have a subcontractor preference or even a standing contract with another provider. If so, you might be locked into whatever…

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Hide-A-Hose is Clogged

Hide-A-Hose is Clogged Hide-A-Hose is CloggedA customer called with a clog in their Hide-A-Hose system. As this was one of the first clogs we had experienced in the retractable hose inlet style we chose to go on site rather than give some pointers over the phone. Upon arrival, we test the system and confirmed the…

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“Y” Fittings

“Y” Fittings Many years ago, central cleaning system installers used a fitting like this… Can you see why this might be a problem? If a piece of dirt or debris that is similar to a popsicle stick, toothpick or twig gets into the system, it can not make the turn toward the power unit and…

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