How to Unclog a Clogged Built-In Vacuum System

Built-in vacuum systems are much better than conventional vacuum cleaners. Nowadays people prefer built-in vacuum systems to clean their home because of its easy to use cleaning purposes. The benefits of using a built-in vacuum over the traditional one are:

· It is an effective means of cleaning.

· It does not have to be emptied regularly.

· It has a lightweight hose that makes it easy to move on stairs and clean around tight nooks.

· It dusts the area well and leaves sparkling clean living rooms.

A built-in vacuum system has its disadvantages too. Though this type of vacuum needs to be cleared only once in a while people often forget to empty it for a long time or never bother to clear it. Another mistake most people make is to use this vacuum to suck up anything and everything when cleaning their home. Because of its powerful suction this vacuum can take in pine cones, nails, broken glass and also your child’s toys. The long hose suctions tiny to big pieces of materials and hold them in it. And finally, the day comes when the vacuum is clogged making the whole system useless. Now people have a tough time cleaning their – clogged built-in vacuum system. The german brand of vacuum cleaners like bosch or aeg staubsauger are considered to be the best.

Steps To Clean The Blockage

First of all find out whether the clogging is in the central vacuum cylinder or the PVC tube or in the hose. The central vacuum cylinder should be the first one to be checked for blockages. This is generally to be found in the basement, shed or the storage room. Check if the vacuum dump bag is overloaded and if it is, remove the dirt. Check if the vacuum is working fine with maximum force. Also inspect areas like the vacuum section and ensure they are firmly fastened to the main unit. Find out if there is any obvious clogging in the PVC tube connected to the central vacuum cylinder.

Next, release the hose attached to the main cylinder and switch on the machine manually. If you feel that there is powerful suction from the hose then remove the next connecting hose. If you find the pressure weak or no suction, then it is this pipe that is clogged. Generally, people attach the pipe back into its position, shake it and twist it to free the rubbish from the blocked area. Keeping the vacuum ON will help the waste loosen quicker and it will also suck the debris into the waste chamber.

If the debris is still blocking the tube and won’t budge try using a broom handle or a solid round wooden piece that is thin enough to stick in one side of the pipe. Keep pushing the stick from one end till it comes out of the other end of the pipe and the block is released.

If it is not the hose that is blocked you need to find out where the block is in other detachable parts. If the dump is further up in the PVC pipeline then use a residential size-plumbing snake to push the clog. You can even employ electrician wire to do the job. If you have access to the crawl space you can easily trace a portion of your vacuum parts and clean it the way you cleaned the other clogged parts. Once you have loosened the waste turn the built-in vacuum on. It will suck in all the debris and this way you can check if the machine is working fine or not.

If you have checked all detachable parts for a blockage and there isn’t any in the PVC pipe or in the main chamber, seek a professional who will help you clear clogs from your built-in vacuum system.

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Stefan Smith

Written by Stefan Smith

Stefan Smith is currently the managing editor of Nfl Touch Down. She is the author of ‘Sweet Life’ and the recipient of Pen and Scroll award.

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