How to Unclog a Central Vacuum Hose

January 21, 2019 Leave your thoughts

Your central vacuum system is about four times more powerful than a traditional portable vacuum. As such, clogs should be few and far between. But that doesn’t mean you won’t ever experience a clog while you’re using your central vac. We believe it’s important that you know what to do if your central vacuum system clogs up, so keep reading—this post will teach you the proper techniques to clear up that hose so you can get back to vacuuming:

  • Consult your owner’s manual: Before you do anything else, we recommend opening up your owner’s manual and seeing what it says regarding unclogging the hose. Your owner’s manual has information about all sorts of central vacuum parts in Palm Beach County, FL, as well as how to fix these parts if something’s amiss. If you can’t find your manual, that’s okay—you should be able to look it up online, as a digital version should be available on the manufacturer’s website.
  • Use a shop vac: If your owner’s manual isn’t much help, you can remove the clog yourself by using a powerful portable vacuum, like a shop vac. Just attach the shop vac hose to your central vac’s hose and run the vacuum. A shop vac should be powerful enough to pull out any clog, unless it’s a really nasty one. If you don’t own a shop vac (or if it couldn’t pull out the clog), you’re in luck—you still have a few more tricks up your sleeve to get that clog out.
  • Get a plumber’s snake: A plumber’s snake isn’t just used for sinks and toilets—it can come in handy if you’ve got a clog in your hose. All you have to do is detach your hose and run the snake from one end of the hose to the other, and the snake should take care of the rest. If it works to unclog nasty pipes, you can bet that it’ll work on your vacuum hose! The best part is that a plumber’s snake only costs about $10, and you can use it over and over again for all of your plumbing or vacuum issues.
  • Call a professional: Your last resort, if nothing above worked to get that clog out, is to bring in the pros. One of our technicians can quickly remove that clog to ensure you have full use of your central vacuum system once again. Chances are, if it takes a professional to remove the clog, you have a more serious issue on your hands that needs to be addressed. You can rest easy knowing that we’ll take a look at your whole system, determine the root of the problem and fix it as quickly as possible.

When you need help with your central vacuum system, be sure to give Central Vacuum Connection a call. From installation to replacing and repairing central vacuum parts in Palm Beach County, FL, we’re your go-to team for all of your central vac needs. Get in touch with us today to learn about all of our services!

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