Let’s just get straight to the meat of the subject…
For the sake of seeing the benefits in whole house vacuum systems, let’s understand what it is and how it works. So, a central or whole vacuum system is a built-in system that has pipes run through the walls of a home and those same pipes are then connected to electric outlets of the central vacuum system. Surprised? Hold on!
It has suction ports (electric outlets) that are passed back into the wall in every section of a home, with this flexibility a user can easily detach and attach the central hose from room to room without having to move the whole vacuum system. Speaking of convenience….
It doesn’t end there, it is also built to be inherently powerful than a traditional vacuum cleaner, has little to no sound, and hampers the recirculation of dirt particles into the home’s atmosphere by making use of an external filtering system which is similar to a dryer vent.
Now we have a little understanding of what a whole vacuum system is, let’s go back in time and see how it survived through the years…
Back in time
Hearing “whole vacuum system” may not be the familiar vacuum system you are used to but you should know most real estate agents and remodelers of homes, recommend it because of the value they bring to home when reselling.
So how did it come to be? Well, the installation of these vacuum systems started in the 19th century as a simple duct machine with some copper tubes attached to it, which could be connected from a bellow chamber that was located in the basement.
Sadly at this time, the machine was too costly for every home to subscribe to and it turned out to not be effective as people anticipated it to be, which dropped the sales drastically.
However, when the portable vacuum cleaners were introduced to the market in the mid-19th century (the 1960s) the chemical (PVC) polyvinyl chloride was also introduced, this one chemical made the whole vacuum system more affordable than it wasn’t previously.
One of the main reasons the whole vacuum system is preferred over other portable vacuum cleaners is that they are the ideal systems to put in place for those suffering from hypersensitivity (to inhale dust) and allergies.
The way these vacuum systems work is by absorbing and sending dirt particles through the tubes installed within the wall whereby blotting any form of contact with debris or dirt particles in the atmosphere of the house.
Superimposed with a traditional portable vacuum cleaner, allergy and asthma sufferers are less prone to suffer again or less spread of allergens in the house atmosphere.
Let’s look at how to operate whole vacuum systems.
Procedure for operating a whole vacuum system
Spoilers: Operating a whole vacuum system is somewhat similar to the way you’d operate a traditional vacuum cleaner.
Step (1) one:
First, take out the vacuum hose from the container and infuse the cleaning tools like, nozzle, brush, or a floor head, the tool you use would depend on the particular surface that you need to clean.
Step (2) two:
Then when you’ve put in the necessary tool, get the other end of the hose and insert into the electrical inlet that has been mounted into the wall.
Step (3) three:
Turning on the vacuum motor is relative because for some simply opening the door to the electrical inlet does the job, while in other systems, you would have to insert a metallic kind of hose at both ends, then with the contact at both ends it automatically turns on. Then for newer vacuum systems, there would be a switch that does the heavy lifting and motor control. So turn it on
Step (4) four:
Then it starts cleaning. This is similar to how a traditional vacuum cleaner would clean, only that you would have to take extra measures when you want to remove dander/pet hair or carpet stains.
Step (5) five:
If you finish with a room, simply remove the hose from the inlet and watch how it snaps itself closed. This way the vacuum motor shuts down.
Step (6) six:
Then you can move to another room or part of your house that has the electrical inlet so you simply plug in the hose and continue cleaning. Once you're done coil the hose and keep it in your basement where you can also store the attachments.
N.B: one solution could be to use a longer hose that would reach every part of your house as you clean. But it has a drawback, it would dampen the suction power.
Step (7) seven:
Once you’re done cleaning, you can clean the vacuum system by emptying the dust bag.
N.B: Ensure to lubricate the vacuum motor once in a year (that's if you intend using it for a long time). In situations where the clog gets clogged, you can use simple tools to remove every obstruction but I recommend you hire professional vacuum installers to fix the issue.
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The difference between a whole vacuum system and traditional vacuum cleaners is almost negligible, but it all depends on personal preference and is you're concerned about allergens in your home. Just make sure you choose the one that suits your needs
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