Friday, July 31, 2009

Introducing the Cabinet Vac by interVac

From the folks that brought you the GarageVac has now released a central vacuum system that is both easy to install and portable. Meaning you can move it to different areas of your home or place it in an RV or Boat to save space that normally would be taken up by an upright or canister vacuum. Can be easily installed with or without pipe fittings. By centrally locating the vacuum unit, one interVac vacuum along with the accessory kit can clean a 1200 square foot area with ease. Need to clean more space? They have you covered, by simply adding additional vacuum units you can increase the square footage, so every inch of the surroundings are dirt and allergen free. The accessory kit comes with a stretch hose that reaches a maximum of 40 feet and shrinks down to 8 feet for easy storage. The vacuums feature a 400 airwatt motor with 100 waterlift, 120 volts, 12 amps. It's made of durable Polycarbonate/ABS that will not rust or break and uses a high efficiency Micron Triple-Filtration Process with a dust bag to catch all your dirt.

There are 3 models to choose from. The easiest being the Model H, which is a surface mounted unit with a built-in inlet valve located on front of the unit. The "H" means it is designed to hang on the surface of a wall using four screws or Velcro. The vacuum has a six foot electric cord attach so no special electrical hook-up is required. This model can easily be removed and remounted in other locations with extreme ease.

The next model is the Model F. The "F" mean it is designed to be mounted flush (recessed) into a 2x4 interior wall, a cabinet or any other stable surface. The unit does not have a electric cord and must be hard-wired for a proper electrical connection. It's fairly easy to install. All you have to do is drill out the four corner indentations, and by following the template provided for you with the unit, make a cut out for the unit into the wall. Wire it up to a near-by electrical outlet or circuit breaker and secure the vacuum with four screws. It's that simple.

The last model they released is similar to a traditional central vacuum system. This model is called Model RM & RMG. A vacuum inlet is installed in a convenient place in your home, like your living room and the unit is mounted on the other side of the wall or further away. A 2inch flexible hose connects the valve with the unit. Ideally it's best for condos, town homes, engine room in a yacht or in an office setting. One power unit can take care of an area between 900 and 1400 sqft. This model is broken up into 2 sub-models. The RM is supplied with an electric cord for an easy power connection. The RMG is to be hard-wired into an electrical outlet or to your circuit breaker. Other than that, the units are the same.

We just started selling these and those who've already purchased them have called us back to let us know how well they work and how extremely easy it was to install in their home or RV. They come in 3 colors: Beige, White, and Black. And start at $289.95 for the unit and a deluxe attachment kits. The kit comes with the stretch hose, an adjustable non-corrosive one-piece telescoping wand, a floor/rug tool, dusting brush, upholstery tool, crevice tool and a mesh storage bag to keep all these things in a nice neat place.

For more info on the interVac central vacuum or to purchase one of these systems, give us a call at 1.800.322.2965 or visit

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Protection for your walls and furniture

Have you ever wondered what you can do to save your walls and furniture from getting scuffed up from your central vacuum hose? There's a simple solution to this common problem. It's called a Platinum II Hose Sock. It is made from a special blend of cotton and Lycra, making it 50% more durable then previous hose socks and is now washable. With this special blend of material it gives enough elasticity to fit snugly around the hose. The soft hose sock prevents scratches, dents, chips and scuff marks caused by your central vacuum hose rubbing against your stairs, banisters, walls, furniture, floors and more; all while protecting the hose at the same time. You have to watch out for cheap knock-offs that other competitors are selling. They are made with low quality material and are rough, easily torn and don't provide you with a tight, snug fit around the hose. They generally don't stand up to the average household abuse for more than 6 months. Do it right the first time and buy a quality hose sock. You can purchase a hose sock with any hose you buy from us. And we can put it on for you for no additional charge or you can do it yourself. It's quite simple to do. Here's how to put on a hose sock. This is just another simple improvement you can do for your house and will last you for many years to come.

For purchasing info on a hose/hose sock combo. Visit our Hoses section and select the company and when you're ordering a hose be sure to click "Add A Protective Hose Sock & Put It on for Free"

If you have any questions about hose socks, give us a call at 1.800.322.2965 or visit our home page

Thursday, July 23, 2009

SilverClear®: Fighting what we can't see

When it comes to you and your family's health, you can never be too careful. Featured in the Drainvac central vacuum systems, the filtration uses the new SilverClear solution. Formulated from silver crystals, a powerful antibacterial agent, SilverClear creates a strong coating which inhibits the growth of germs and kills bacteria. The coating forms a colorless translucent film. It is the result of many years of research by a team of medical researchers, manufacturers and professionals seeking a new technology to benefit everyone. To enable manufacturers and users from other industries to benefit from this revolutionary finishing product, researchers worked to diversify its uses by developing a full range of innovations for a wide array of materials.

- Health Care: Wound dressings, pressure garments, veterinary care, diapers, underwear and linens.
- Medical: Surgical fabric, scrubs, drapes, etc.
- Industrial & Hospitality: Laundry, air filtration, HVAC

Microbes caught in protective filmThe list goes on. When applied to the vacuum industry is provides a form of protection that is unmatched. It kills the microbes that you suck up from the floor and neutralizes any odors that come with vacuuming a dirty home. To offer cost-effective products that comply with industry-specific (ASTM, AATCC, etc.), SilverClear products are constantly tested by independent and certified laboratories. Since they are used in hospitals and clinics, SliverClear treated dressings are classified as Class II medical device by Health Canada. This is not only the most cost-effective method of filtration, it's also the healthiest investment you can make for your home.

To order a SilverClear® filtration Drainvac central vacuum system or if you have any questions on SilverClear or other central vacuum units with SilverClear. Don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-322-2965 or visit our site

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Remote Controlled Central Vacuum System

Tired of running low-voltage wire and then have it not work? Tired of working in your attic and unknowingly knock a wire loose resulting in your vacuum system not working? We deal with customers all day with problems like this. There's a solution to this problem. Its called a Remote Controlled Central Vacuum System. It's fairly simple to set up and will be a godsend to anyone who's had problems in the past with wiring. The remote control set-up enables you to activate your vacuum unit from any where in the house where low-voltage wire is no longer working like it should. There are many instance where the low voltage wire was never installed before the walls went up, short of destroying the walls and rewiring the house, it's virtually impossible to install the wire needed. Some people may also like the convenience of a remote control system without the hassle of installing low-voltage wire and problems can ensue later.

The 3 piece system includes:
1 Remote Transmitter
1 Wireless Receiver
1 Extendable Antenna Wire
1 AC Adaptor
Easy To Read Instructions

The receiver connects to the units low-voltage terminals & receives signals from the remote control, which tell it to turn on or off. The hidden antenna will run to a central location in the house to provide the signal from the remote to the remote receiver. All you have to do is have the remote transmitter with you to signal the receiver to turn the machine one and you're ready to clean.

For more info or to purchase a remote control for your central vacuum unit. Click Here.
Or Give us a call at 1-800-322-2965

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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Having Allergy Problems?

If you're one of the millions of people who have allergy problems, we can help you! Whether it be from pet hair, dander, dirt, dust mites, pollen, or anything else, we can all agree that the last place you want to have allergy problems is in your own home. That's why we're proud to introduce a new PurVac model made specifically for people with sensitive allergies!

Did you know that dust particles can actually stay airborne for hours? HEPA filters solve this problem by trapping it immediately as it enters the vacuum's filtration system, not even allowing the tiniest spec to get through. The PurVac Allergen Magnet ActiVac II then further cleanses the air after it has been through the bag, the pre-filter, and even the motor. Now that's clean! Unlike ordinary vacuums - which recirculate dust and allergens in your home - this PurVac system removes 100% of contacted dirt, dust, pollen, and other microscopic particles in the air, making your home safer and healthier.

Using a brand new, state-of-the-art filtration system called SilverClear combined with the proven charcoal filtration of the ActiVac II, this new central vacuum provides unparalleled cleanliness anywhere in your home. Asthma has been documented by the Center for Disease Control as the leading cause of school absentees last year, accounting for 14 million missed days! This will be a thing of the past with the new Allergy Vac.

When the dust settles, PurVac comes out in front.

Click here to check out more information on the new PurVac allergy vacuum.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Fire Safety and What you can do

I was going through our blogs earlier and noticed we've never mentioned fire safety and what you can do to fire-proof your home. Any time a power unit/collection canister is going to be installed in an attached garage/basement, it is important to determine whether there are fire resistance requirements to consider. If the central vacuum system is being installed in an existing home, it be best not to skimp and assume there are fire resistance requirements involved in the installation. This will protect lives, property and your liability in the event that a fire occurs. Sealing off where the vacuum comes through the wall is pretty straightforward. Although metal tubing is inherently heat resistant, care should be exercised to prevent putting a short section of metal tubing through the wall followed by connections of PVC pipe on either side. In the event of a fire, the PVC piping can melt and the fire can spread through the wall via the metal tubing in the wall. Normally, a firestop wrap strip or a firestop device known as a firestop collar is recommended during the installation of new piping. What a firestop strip is a thin, rubbery strips of material embedded with intumescent material. If you didn't know, an intumescent is a substance which swells as a result of heat exposure, thus increasing in volume, and decreasing in density. Firestop wrap strips can be wrapped around a pipe, secured with aluminum foil tape, and slid into the hole around the pipe, also known as the annulus, such that the exposed edge projects 1/4in from the wall surface. The space that remains between the wrap strip and the wall can be sealed with firestop chalk. When collars are used, the fasteners should always be steel. Do not use plastic or lead shields. In gypsum board walls, use steel hollow wall anchors in conjunction with steel fender washers. In concrete walls, use steel masonry screws with steel fender washers. Ensuring that the central vacuum system is installed properly is important, but the penetrations through walls intended to provide a measure of fire resistence can be equally important from a life and property safety perspective. Simple money and life saving techniques are here available to you, all you have to do is act on it. Professional installers should be aware of these requirements or if you're doing it yourself, then consult your local authority having juristication.

To purchase a firestop collars, visit our Installation Materials section on our website.
And if you have any questions don't hesitate to give us a call at 1-800-322-2965