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How To Select a Vacuum

We agree, it can be overwhelming to choose the right vacuum for your specific situation, but our knowledgeable staff is here to help you every step of the way. There are lots of vacuum types, lots of vacuum terminology, and lots of questions you may have before you can pick the right machine. We have [...]

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Types of Vacuums

For Small, Quick Clean Ups Handheld Vacuum These are small vacuums that are used for small or quick jobs around the home. They can be made with an electrical cord that must be plugged in or may be “cordless” with a rechargeable battery. [...]

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Selecting a Vacuum

Here is where your journey to find the right vacuum begins. A very large percentage of our customers come to the store and ask us, “What’s the best vacuum for sale?” There is only one correct answer to that question. The answer is, “It depends.” Remember, there are many different types of vacuums but [...]

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Vacuum Terminology

The following is a short list of things that we believe is important and that many of you have asked us about when you have visited: There is no clearing house such as UL (Underwriter Laboratories) that independently tests all vacuum cleaners and publishes a report so that you can compare the performance of the [...]

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Which Is Better: Bagged or Bagless?

Should I buy a bagless or bagged vacuum? Which is better? This is one of the most common questions asked in our store. With over 50% of all vacuums sold in America being bagless, one would assume that so many people can’t be wrong ... can they? The recent trend in consumers buying bagless vacuums [...]

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Vacuum Myths Exposed

Myth #1: Amps Mean Performance Amps are a measure of electrical current, not vacuuming performance. Measuring a vacuum cleaner’s performance based on amps is like buying a car based on how much gas it guzzles. The design of the entire machine, how it handles and controls airflow, and how it incorporates filtration determines its [...]

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What is a Central Vacuum System?

SoCal Vacuum & Janitorial provides complete sale and installation of central vacuum systems. This guide will help you decide which central system is for you. There are 3 primary parts of a central vacuum system: 1.  Power Unit You must have a Power Unit that provides suction and airflow throughout your home, and the right [...]

By | 2017-08-03T10:52:09+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Learning Center|Comments Off on What is a Central Vacuum System?

What is HEPA?

Arguably the most misunderstood concept of a vacuum cleaner is that of HEPA. We could spend a large amount of time trying to provide a lot of information, but our intent is to give an overview and cut through the clutter to supply you with a useful guide to the HEPA filtration system. During WWII, [...]

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Unique Vacuum Issues: Pet Hair, Allergies, Shag Carpet

Pet Hair If you have pets in your home, then no doubt you have dealt with cleaning up the hair they leave behind. What is the best vacuum for dog or cat hair? Manufacturers of vacuums have had to address this issue to deal with the ongoing problems of hair or dander. Fortunately, there [...]

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The 6 Most Common Mistakes When Buying A Vacuum

1.  Buying a vacuum at a store that does not repair or service vacuums. Can you get your new vacuum serviced where you purchased it? When you purchase a vacuum that fits your needs and problems arise, most of the time it is an easy fix. However, if you have to [...]

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