Oct 04, 2021 - 07:06 AM
The best way to determine the location of the clog is by identifying which low performing inlet is closest to the main vacuum. Typically, you will find the main unit in the garage or basement. Simply insert the hose into the inlet valve, where the clog is present and place your hands over the handle’s end, allowing the pressure to build up for a few seconds. After building the pressure, release your hands and repeat the process for 10 minutes. This process should ultimately release the clog, and your unit should be back to working order. Both home and business owners report that this process is effective.
Other Steps For Unclogging Central Vacuum Clogs You can also use reverse suction by inserting a portable vacuum or shop vac hose into the inlet valve. Simply let the pressure build then quickly release and repeat the process. However, if your portable or shop vac is not strong enough – try removing the central vacuum unit from the basement or garage. Bring it to the closest inlet valve and use the vacuum hose with your hands as a gasket, to flush out the clog as previously mentioned.