Central vacuums, such as a beam solaire or rugmaster, are incredible inventions that make keeping your home clean much easier. They possess many advantages over standard vacuum cleaners including increased sucking power, decreased storage space, reduced risk of damaging furniture during cleaning, and increasing property value. However, there are things you should certainly look out for if you want to keep your central vac running for years to come.
Firstly, the motor on your central vacuum may need maintenance occasionally. Usually this only involves lubricating the bearings or replacing carbon brushes etc… simple fixes that should go fast if you can obtain the right parts or contact your local vacuum experts. If your vacuum is running extra loud (central vacuums should be significantly quieter than other vacuums) or you are losing suction even after you empty the waste container, you may want to investigate the motor. Harsh electrical smells are another warning sign. However, motor maintenance is rather rarely called for and usually only comes up once in a matter of years.
Also, you should make sure to regularly clean and empty not only the waste container, but the net or filter in your vacuum as well. Again, diminished suction is your warning sign. If the container fills up will need to be emptied so your system doesn’t strain trying to stuff more junk into a full area. The net, or filter, is designed to trap large, awkwardly shaped debris like toothpicks to keep the filter from clogging, and should also be emptied once every few years.
If you make sure to check your vacuum for these common problems when warning signs pop up, you can rest assured that your investment will continue to run smoothly and efficiently for years to come.