A Central Vacuum System means better air quality and an indoor environment, which is less conducive to allergens. Built in vacuum cleaning systems remove dirt such as fabric fibres, dirt brought into the house on shoes and clothing, dirt and airborne particles from outdoors, and the particles of organic matter on which dust mites thrive. There are advantages to central vacuum systems and also disadvantages and it is wise to do research, pre-installation, if you are considering purchasing a system.
Central vacuum units remove this dirt to a collection unit located either in a separate closet / press or an adjoining garage / store. By removing the dust particles from the area being cleaned, this eliminates the potential for ‘recirculating’ dust within the living accommodation and contributes directly to a much cleaner home. Central vacuum systems are now more commonplace than heretofore, so central vacuum repair companies and parts suppliers are also more plentiful
Studies have shown that frequently passing a vacuum cleaner or ‘hoovering’ improves air quality of a residence by as much as 52 %. A very important aspect of your home is the quality of the air you breathe. Indoor air pollutants are a common cause of allergies and other health problems.
Using a central vacuum system can significantly reduce your exposure to these airborne particles. Ordinary, or portable vacuum cleaners recirculate dirt and dust into the air while they are operating. That dirt and dust contains bacteria, mould and other airborne particles.
Asthma can be caused by dust mites, moulds, smoke, pets and many other domestic situations. Dust mites are tiny insects that are invisible to the naked eye. Every home has dust mites. They are found in mattresses, pillows, carpets, upholstered furniture, bedcovers, clothes, stuffed toys and fabric and fabric-covered items.
Dust mites can trigger asthma in individuals with allergic reactions to dust mites, and exposure to dust mites can cause asthma in children who have not previously exhibited asthma symptoms.
Moulds are microscopic fungi that live on plant and animal matter. Moulds can be found almost anywhere; they grow on virtually any substance when moisture is present. Moulds produce tiny spores to reproduce, just as plants produce seeds. Mould spores waft through the indoor and outdoor air continually. Some moulds grow on wood, paper, carpet and foods.
With all ordinary vacuum cleaners a portion of the dust is picked up and redistributed back into the room through the exhaust. This adversely affects those suffering from asthma, allergies or respiratory problems. A central vacuum system removes dust and dirt through pipes.
This reduces the need to dust and when a vacuum system is vented externally it represents the only form of vacuum cleaner that can boast genuine 100% filtration, depending on your central vacuum selection.