We often get asked: should I have my central vacuum system serviced? The short answer to that is yes.
Central vacuum systems work hard to produce the strong suction that provides a deep clean. Air vacuumed up in your home will pass through a filter into the motor cavity and then our through the muffler. Filters are often made of gortex, cloth, foam, disk, cartridge etc. As a filter gets dust clogged / dirty, less air passes through the filter. This results in the motor working hard to produce the suction required to give you that deep clean. Replacing or cleaning a filter will help maximise the operational effectiveness of your central vacuum. A service also gives your system a health check.
Below are a couple photos of older / well used filters. You can see the difference between a new filter and an older / dust clogged filter.
Typically the following is completed during a service:
- Inspect the motor
- Inspect, clean or replace the filter
- Clean the power unit cavity
- Condition and seal of the dust bucket
- Air leakage test
- Suction test
- Inspect and clean inlet valves
- Ensure no blockages are in the pipes