Frequently Asked Questions


What the American Lung Association has to say

about indoor air pollution!

Selection of a vacuum cleaner for asthma/allergy sufferers

Why buy vacuums/bags/belts from a vacuum shop rather than a department store or discount outlet

Should I buy a bagless vacuum?

How much are estimates?

Benefits  of built-in vacuums

What the American Lung Association has to say

about indoor air pollution!

Air pollution contributes to lung disease, including respiratory tract infections, asthma, and lung cancer. Lung disease claims close to 335,000 lives in America every year and is the third leading cause of death in the United States. Over the last decade, the death rate for lung disease has risen faster than for almost any other major disease.

Poor indoor air quality can cause or contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. In addition, it can cause headaches, dry eyes, nasal congestion, nausea and fatigue. People who already have respiratory diseases are at greater risk.

Biological pollutants, including molds, bacteria, viruses, pollen, dust mites, and animal dander promote poor indoor air quality and may be a major cause of days lost from work and school. In office buildings, heating, cooling, and ventilation systems are frequent sources of biological substances that are inhaled, leading to breathing problems.

So why risk it?

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Selection of a vacuum cleaner  for asthma/allergy sufferers

I have said this before and I will say it again:


There is no point in picking up dust from your carpet 

and throwing it back into the air you breathe!


But if you suffer from allergies / asthma or someone 

else in your family does, it now becomes crucial!


The average vacuum pulls dust from the floor surface and pulls it towards the fan.

Pulling is good. The problem is that it pulls the debris into the fan, damaging it and unbalancing it and making the motor sound like a jet aircraft!

It then pushes the dust and sand into the paper bag at such a high velocity that it is like firing

a pistol at a paper target.  The paper bag degrades and weakens and loses its filtering qualities thus allowing the finer light weight dust particles to seep out of the 

vacuum and float in the air (sometimes for hours after vacuuming) where you and your family can breathe them in, poisoning your living space!


You would be better off NOT vacuuming at all than vacuuming with a dust blower!

Because if you use a Vacuum dirtier instead of a Vacuum cleaner you are not only poisoning yourself and your loved ones,

You are wasting your time!


The dust (whatever you don't breathe in) settles back into your carpet so you can vacuum it up again and breathe it some more.


Take a simple survey:


1) Does your vacuum seem to blow out more dust than it picks up?
2) Is your vacuum covered with dust? 
3) Is the bag chamber coated with dust?
4) Does your vacuum lack sufficient suction ?
5) Do you deserve better? (of course you do)

If YES, we can help!


Want a better vacuum?  (of course you do!)

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Why buy vacuums/bags/belts from a vacuum shop

 rather than a department store or discount outlet



I can't tell you how many people come to me with open packages of belts and bags and ask me why they don't fit.  They have gone to their local X-Mart and with or without help from a caring but un-knowledgeable X-Mart employee they pick up the WRONG item!  Then they ask an expert, "ME".

The best advice I can give you is to come to us and bring your vacuum with you!  Because a picture is worth a thousand words and I don't have to guess or play 20 questions. 

We also carry a wider variety of bags and belt than your local X-Mart.


 And the best part is most belts are installed at 

NO extra cost so you know that the job was done right the first time!


Because We Care.  We have to.  You are our business!


Of course if you can't bring it in, we will do our best without seeing 

your machine, from the best description you can give us.




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Should I buy a bagless vacuum?



From what we have seen from customer's vacuums: 








The idea of a bagless vacuum is a great one, only in theory.

The idea of saving money appeals to everybody.

Customers are DANCING WITH JOY at the fact that they are ahead of the game

 and they do not have to spend $10-$15 in bags a year.








 However it comes down to a rude awakening at the end of the year

 when you find out just how much money you will spend on a bagless vacuum every year! 

  Customers find out that they are expected to purchase a HEPA filter once a year. 

 When they hear the price they CRY





 People throw that word HEPA at me constantly and yet very few people actually know what HEPA is. 

 They think that HEPA is some G-d like material.  IT IS NOT!

In actuality it isn't even a word at all.  It is an acronym.

  It stands for nothing more than:


If you were to layer enough of any particle arrestor together, you too would have a



Now for the truly SHOCKING part, the cost!

HEPA filters can cost upwards of $79.95!


But that's not all folks!

There is another factor to this that should be recognized.  

When you have a bag catching the dust and not letting it get to the motor you are protecting the motor.

When there is no bag, just a catch bin to empty, all the fine particles go through the motor making it dusty and the dust and other debris settle on the fans making that once precision motor imbalanced.

 Thus causing it to run loud and rough shortening its life.


Of course emptying the catch bin can make you sick.

Hold your breath!







As if that were not all, after running through the motor, the dust is caught in the HEPA

filter and clogs the filter to saturation and then blows out into YOUR living space! 

Poisoning you and your loved ones! 


But wait there's more!

Trapping all that dust, you are trapping something else:

Damaging HEAT


Heat builds up in your vacuum and damages your motor or worse yet, burns it out.



So, can I recommend something that costs my customers more money, 

poisons them and destroys itself?




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How much are estimates?

Because you the customer can cheaply replace your vacuum with another one, you are hesitant to throw good money after bad.  Therefore we give FREE estimates so you can decide if you want to repair your vacuum or not, without diagnostic cost.  The only thing that you should be aware of is this:  Because most people who decide NOT to repair their vacuum end up tossing it in the nearest dumpster,  we do NOT reassemble it for tossing!  It would be a total waste of our time and we would then have to charge for estimates.  If for some bizarre reason you want your broken vacuum reassembled un-repaired there will be a nominal charge of ten to fifteen dollars.  Or you can take all the parts home in a box and hold a funeral service in the back yard. 

We pride ourselves on the fact that we can repair virtually any vacuum ever made as long

 as the parts are available or can be fabricated.

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Benefits of built-in vacuums

Built-in vacuums are not just a luxury for the rich anymore.  They are affordable.

If you are thinking of building a house and not piping it for central vac, think again!

They not only have more suction than a regular vacuum and are cleaner than a regular vacuum, they will add value to your home upon resale!

Even existing homes can be retrofitted with a central vacuum 

(it just costs a little more in hindsight)

Even if you can't afford or don't want to purchase the motor unit right away,

PIPE YOUR HOME right after framing and plumbing it.

That way you can have the ability to do it cheaper than retrofitting it later.

We carry all the fittings and pipe in stock for the do-it-yourselfer or if you want us to do the job, we can install just the pipes for later or do the whole job for you.

Contact us for details as every job is different because every home is different.


And Remember:

Just as there are Vacuum Dirtiers, there are Central Vacuum Dirtiers,

so visit our showroom for a tour of 

The Good, the Bad, and the Filthy!



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