Building a new extension

We loved our house from the first time we went through, but it really didn't have enough living space. We have worked on improving the layout of the home and increasing the living area of the home to create a modern and more pleasant layout to the home. We are really proud of how the job has turned out and we wanted to share some of the details of how the extension and layout changes where designed and constructed. This blog has some of the photos of our extension as well as tips that we have learnt along the journey,.

How to Maintain Your Central Vacuum Cleaner

Construction & Contractors Blog

Having a central vacuum cleaner provides the convenience of a vacuum where all of the dust, debris, and particles from a room are removed with the combination of a collection container and power hoses going through outlets in the different rooms. While this is often more convenient than using a regular vacuum cleaner in the home, it also needs regular maintenance just like any other appliance. Here are some tips for maintaining and caring for a central vacuum cleaner.

Store Your Hose Properly

Part of maintaining a central vacuum cleaner is having the hose stored in the right location. This can help to avoid kinks, bends, and other issues with the hose later on due to leaving it on the ground or in an area where it can get damaged. Try to find a safe place where it can be hung or stored, such as inside a closet or placed on a rack you have installed on one of the walls in your home. This keeps it in a single location where it is easy to find and it doesn't get damaged. You can also store the carpet brush in the same area so nothing gets lost.

Change the Filters

Your central vacuum cleaner uses filters in order to keep the entire system clean and free of debris. Central vacuuming is great at providing cleaner air in your home with the maximum suction power, as this sucks a lot more debris and particles than a regular vacuum cleaner, but it also means the filter gets clogged easily. On a routine basis, check the filter of the system and either remove it and put a new one in or simply remove the debris found in the filter. Some filters are reusable and just need to be cleaned, while others are meant for temporary use.

Find Clogs in the Vacuum

There may be times when the suction power of the central vacuum cleaner seems to be failing, which is often the result of a clog in the system. In order to find a clog in the vacuum, you will need a hose and a portable vacuum cleaner. Place the hose inside the vacuum outlet, and it should suck out the debris lodged there. It might take a few tries before you can remove whatever type of dust or debris that is clogging the system.

If you have a central vacuum cleaner that has stopped working entirely, call an appliance technician to have it checked out.


17 August 2016