Friday, April 3, 2009

Largest Selection Of Central Vacuum Replacement Parts & Repair Parts On The Web!

Now more than ever it is important to save money everywhere you can. We at Mountain Central Vac would like to help you save money when it comes to your central vacuum needs. Just the other week I met a lady who was looking for a belt for her electric power brush. I was able to find the belt she was looking for and she was in absolute shock when I rang her up for two belts that totaled $6.00. I asked her why she was so alarmed by the price. She told me that she had a service man come and change here belt about 2 years ago and he had charged her $20 for the belt and $100 for the service call (which was about 5 mins.) I explained to her how to change the belt and she was on her way.

This is not a rare occurrence, I know of companies which charge ridiculous amounts for parts and simple repairs, that you could easily do yourself! At Mountain Central Vac we want to help you save money. We do this by offering the largest selection of central vacuum replacement and repair parts. From belts, to roller brush, to hard to find parts we have it all. We also, here to help you with any questions you may have and can walk you through the task at hand. So, save yourself some dough and check out

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Central Vacuum Services


We are Mountain Central Vacuum Systems and Built-In Products Inc., Utah's largest supplier of central vacuum products and accessories. We specialize in sales, service and installation of central vacuum systems and other high-quality built-in products that are designed make your life easier. There are thousands of homes and businesses throughout Utah and other Western states that enjoy the convenience and cleaning benefits of our systems. After 30 years in the central vacuum industry, we know what it takes to please you and we feel confident that we can help you in any situation.


One of the most important aspects of a quality central vacuum system is the installation process. We have been installing central vac systems for over 30 years. We understand that a poor installation cannot be compensated by great equipment and likewise, a perfect installation will not improve poor or undersized equipment. Because of this we specifically plan the central vacuum system to match your home or building's specifications and your needs. Our systems are installed by our professional and experienced installers who understand the aerodynamics of a central vacuum system. They will strategically place inlets in convenient locations that will allow you to clean any area of your home or building, will be as efficient as possible, and will be in areas that will not be obstructed by furniture. Additionally,we use only the highest-quality materials to ensure optimum performance for your system.

For us there is no job too big or small. From large installations for new construction, to systems for existing structures, to adding additional inlets for your basement —We do it all! Please contact us for a free no obligation bid for your project.


Are you in need of parts or service to get your central vacuum system back on track? We pride ourselves on providing quality in-home service and maintenance for ALL brands, makes, and models. Our technicians are extremely experienced and are able to diagnose and repair any items keeping your central vacuum system from its peak performance. With an extensive inventory of replacement parts, most repairs can be taken care quickly and on site. We guarantee a quick response and reasonable rates—So there's no reason to put up with a vacuum that's not working. Contact us to schedule an in-home service appointment, or we offer the same repair services at our store location.

Are you looking to do-it-yourself? We would love to answer any questions you might have and help you find the replacement parts you need.

The selection of the right cleaning tools and accessories is crucial to getting the most out of your central vacuum system. That is why we only offer the highest-quality, most innovative floor care products available on the market today. We have Utah's largest inventory of replacement parts, attachments and installation materials for central vacuum systems. All parts and accessories are guaranteed to fit your system or your money back. Please visit our
convenient online store where you can securely order the parts and accessories you need, or contact us directly and let us help you find what you are looking for.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Central Vacuum Hoses Explained

Many people think their central vacuum hose is brand specific, but the truth is most of them aren't, you just need to know what to look for. Buying a new central vacuum hose can be confusing if you are not familiar with the terminology. This article is meant to provide you with all you need to know when purchasing a new hose.To start I will explain the different types of hoses that are available.

Air Hoses
The air only hose is exactly what it's name says it is, a hose that provides suction only. Air hoses do not include an on/off switch and the suction is activated right when you plug it into the inlet. These hoses also do not have the electrical capabilities needed to operate an electric power brush. Air hoses are fairly inexpensive and are compatible with any central vacuum system inlet. Air hoses are primarily used as utility hoses and are great for garages, kitchens, laundry rooms and more. Click to view Air Hoses.

Low Voltage Hoses

Low voltage hoses are similar to Air Hoses in the fact that they provide suction only and do not provide the electrical capabilities for electric power brushes. Low voltage hoses do however, feature an on/off switch at the handle which allows you to turn the suction on and off. These hoses are compatible with any central vacuum system inlet and are great if you have air driven (non-electric) cleaning attachments. Click to view Low Voltage Hoses.

Electric Hoses
Electric hoses are probably the most common central vacuum hose. As the name states, Electric hoses include electricity, which provides power for an electric power brush. Most electric hoses feature a three way switch at the handle that allows you to turn the electric power brush, as well as the suction. There are two types of electric hose wall end connections, Direct Connect and Universal Connect. Click to view Electric Hoses.

  • Direct Connect: This hose end, also known as "dual-volt," has two small pins that carry current through the hose to the electric power brush. This hose is only compatible with electrified inlets, also known as Super Valves.(see picture below, Left).
  • Universal Connect: This hose end, also called "pigtail connection," features a cord that plugs into a 110 electrical outlet separately to provide electricity for the power brush. (see picture below, Right).

Power Brush Wand Connection
After you have decided which hose type you need, there is one additional connection that must be considered. If you are purchasing an air hose or low voltage hose you do not have to worry about the upper wand power brush connection, this only applies to electric hoses and electric power brushes. If you are purchasing an electric hose, you will want to make sure it will be compatible with the power brush you have or are going to purchase. The upper wand connection is the connection point of the hose and the wand of the power brush. There are several different types of upper wand connections and some are brand specific, so it is important that you verify the connection. Below are images of the most common upper wand connections.

Plastiflex Upper Wand Connection

Cen-Tec 3200 Series Upper Wand Connection

Cen-Tec XZ Series Upper Wand Connection

If you have any questions regarding central vacuum hoses, give us a call, we'll help you get the hose you need!

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A Floor Brush That Works

During my many years of using a central vacuum system I have used a variety of hard surface floor tools. Some were better than others, but they all seemed to have a common flaw in the design of the brush. I often found myself sweeping the dirt and debris around, and it wasn't until I lifted the floor brush up and placed it on top of the debris that I was able to pick it up. Another problem with some floor brushes are the materials they are made of. Some cheap floor brushes have bristles made of materials that can scratch hardwood floors and tiles. Also, many have cheap bristles that bend over use and become unusable.

If you want a durable floor brush that works and won't scratch your hard surface flooring, look no further than Cen-Tec System's 12" floor brush. This innovative new brush features a 12" cleaning path with raised brushes in the front. The raised front edge of the brush allows you to swallow the debris, rather than sweeping it around. The bristels are made of high quality fill that won't bend with use and the soft bristles glide effortlessly so there is no risk of damage to your flooring. Out of all of the hard surface floor brushes I have used this is by far the best! If you' re tired of sweeping stuff around or damaging your floors, take a look at the the new Cen-Tec 12" floor brush.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Safe & Secure Central Vacuum Shopping

At your privacy is our first priority. We are committed to providing you with a secure website to shop and will only collect the personal information that is necessary to process your order. You can be confident that your personal information given on our website is absolutely secure will never be shared nor sold to any person(s) or companies for any reason.

When ordering with us, we want you to feel confident that your personal information and credit card data is completely safe. On, we employ 128-bit Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology that safely encrypts all of your private information when placing an order, and guarantees it is sent securely into our systems to be processed.

If you have questions about our security and privacy policy, please email us at or call us 801-556-6048.

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Cover Every Angle

The new Adjustable Angle Adapter makes reaching those hard to clean places easy! This innovative product allows you to change the contact angle that a vacuum cleaner tool makes on any surface being cleaned. By simply placing the Adjustable Angle Adapter between the vacuum cleaner's wand and cleaning tool, you can easily reach areas such as, window ledges, door sills, top of book shelves, chandeliers, and even ceiling fans.

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Monday, February 2, 2009

Lowest Price Guarantee

At we pride ourselves in offering the most competitive prices in the industry. That is why we offer to you the "Lowest Price Guarantee." We guarantee to match or beat any online competitor's prices. If you find a lower price on any of the products we offer through our online store, simply contact us and we will verify the lower priced product. Upon verification we promise to match or beat the price of the product. Its that simple! If your not buying your central vacuum parts and accessories from, you're always paying more than you could have. Why not save yourself some money?

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Friday, January 30, 2009

How To Unclog A Central Vacuum System

If you own a central vacuum system you're bound to experience clogs and blockages in your tubing at least once (and most likely more than once). Many of you have probably experienced clogs already. You most likely waited several days (without a vacuum) for a service call and then paid anywhere form $50 to $150 dollars for the technician to remove the clog. If you're system gets clogged often this can really start to add up! Because I understand the frustration of having a vacuum that doesn't work, I am going to teach you some secrets that central vacuum technicians use to remove clogs and blockages.

The first thing that we should discuss is prevention. The truth is that most clogs are preventable; there are certain things that you should avoid sucking up. In my experience with removing clogs, 98% of the time the clog was caused by a long solid object. When I say long solid object I mean any object that is over 2" in length and solid in form. Most commonly I found items like bobby pins, tooth picks, sucker sticks, crayons, pens, etc. These items enter the system and then get stuck in the turns of the vacuum lines. After the item is lodged in the pipe, it catches hair, carpet fibers, dirt and other things that would normally go through fine. Give it long enough and you have a full blown clog and very little suction.

Besides long solid objects there are a few other items that you should be cautious when sucking up. Things like shredded paper and pine needles are okay to vacuum up, however, if you suck up too much at once it can potentially cause a clog. When vacuuming up these things it is best to do it slowly and a little at a time. Also, for most central vacuum systems it is critical that you never vacuum up water or moister in any form. If moister enters your system it will mix with dirt and other debris, this mixture will then harden in your lines, creating a potential clog hazard.

Its hard to monitor everything you vacuum up and like I said, if you own a central vac you are bound to get a clog. So what do you do if you find that your system has no suction? The first thing that you want to do is determine that a clog is the actually cause for the low suction and make sure it is not another issue. To do this you test your inlets, if you notice that some of them have good suction and some do not you most likely have a plug in the line(s) near the inlets that do not have good suction. If you notice that all of the inlets have low suction you will want to check a couple of things to make sure the cause is a clog.

The quickest way to determine if the cause of the low suction is due to a clog or the vacuum unit itself (filter, motor, etc.), is to go to the canister and disconnect the intake pipe that enters the canister (usually it just slides out). Then use the manual switch to turn the vacuum on (Note: some brands do not feature a manual on/off switch at the canister, but you can turn the vacuum on by plugging in a hose to any of the inlets). With the vacuum running, feel the suction right at the intake of the unit where you removed the pipe. If the suction is good at the intake, but low at other inlets when you reconnect it to the system then you know there is a clog in your lines (it could also be a leak, but I will explain how to check for this below). If the suction is low right at the intake then this means that the cause of the low suction is being caused by something within the vacuum unit; usually the filters or motor issues cause this. If you can't determine the cause from this follow the procedures below.

If all inlets have low suction, go to the vacuum canister unit and check the bag and/or filter to make sure it is clean and empty. A full canister, full bag, clogged filter or covered filter screen can reduce the suction. Check the user's manual for your specific model for instructions on how to clean and maintain your filter, bag, screen, etc.

If you have checked the bags and filters and the suction is still low, next you will want to make sure there are no openings in your system. Check all of the inlet doors to make sure they are closed and sealing properly. If you have any openings in the system other than the inlet you are using it will lower the suction significantly. If there are no openings or leaks in the system and the suction is still low, you most likely have a clog.If you are confident that you have a clog, the first thing to do is locate it. Check the hose first to make sure it is not clogged. this can be done by sending a small item like a marble through the hose. If it comes out the other end you are okay, if it stops and does not come out the other end you have a clog in the hose. this can be removed by sending a heavy item like a screw driver down the hose or you can send a garden hose (NO WATER) through to try and dislodge the clog.

If the clog is not in the hose proceed to check the inlets to locate the clog. Like I mentioned before if only certain inlets have low suction the clog is most likely located near those inlets. However, if all of the inlets have low suction the clog is located near the vacuum unit.

Once you've determined the approx. location of the clog its time to remove it. What most service technicians use to get clogs out is a small high powered vacuum. The reason they try to suck out the clog is because when an item is stuck in the line it usually will not go forward anymore, but it will usually come backwards. You should never use plumbing snakes to remove clogs, because central vacuum PVC pipe is much thinner than plumbing pipe and a snake can potentially crack or break the pipe (then you have a real mess).

Service techs will use the high powered vacuum along with a short vacuum hose to remove the clog. They cover the opening of the inlet closest to the clog with the end of the short vacuum hose and suck out the clog. Most of the time the clog will come right out. If the clog is large and difficult you might have to work it loose. This is done by hooking up the service vacuum to different inlets around the clog to pull it at different angles. You can also alternate between the backward pull of the service vac and the forward pull of your systems. This will usually work a large plug loose. After doing this sometime the clog will loosen up and go forward into you central vac canister. Other times it will come out backwards to the service vac.

After you have pulled the clog out you want to check and make sure you got it all out. This can be done by simply sending a small grocery bag through each inlet. If the bags make it all the way to your central vacuum canister then you know your lines are clear. If the bags do not make it to the canister that means that they are stuck in the lines and you haven't removed all of the clog. Don't be fooled, just because you pull some of the clog out and the suction seems good that doesn't mean that you have gotten it all out. Many times the item that was the initial cause of the plug (the long solid object) is still in the lines and you have just pulled out the debris behind that object. You need to get that item out or a clog will happen again. That is why the bag test is so important to do. If the object is still in the lines working the item with the service vac will do the trick.

The service vac is the KEY to removing a clog. Without it, it's almost impossible to get them out. The service vac that I use is made by Eureka. I have pulled out thousands of plugs in peoples homes with it. It is very compact and easy to use, anyone can do it! If you have clogs often and are tired waiting and paying for service calls, I have the solution for you! We now offer the Central Vacuum Clog Removal Kit. The kit includes your very own eureka service unit and all of the items needed to remove clogs in your central vacuum system. Why pay for service calls when you can do it yourself! I you have clogs often it pays for itself and if you haven't already had one you're bound to, so be prepared. The Eureka service vac is portable (only weighs 7 pounds) and can also be used for other cleaning tasks and is perfect for the garage and outdoor tasks.

Central Vacuum Removal Kit

Eureka Service Vacuum
Eureka CV140 Yellow Jacket Compact Central Vacuum
The Kit Includes:
  • Eureka Service Vac
  • 5 ft. Service Hose
  • Pipe
  • Coupling
  • Inlet Connection
The entire kit is only $149.99! That that is less than the cost of some service calls!

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Quick Clean Up Solution

Do you often have little messes to clean-up, but find it a hassle to pull out your bulky hose? Well there is now a solution that makes
quick clean-ups in kitchens, bathrooms and garages a breeze. The "Stretch Hose" is a compact and extremely light weight air-only hose that is only 8 ft long, but expands to nearly 30ft. The hose easily fits in places such as cupboards, pantries and closets, so you can keep it close to the areas pron to little messes. The Stretch Hose also works great in the garage for cars, boats and RVs. For more information on the Stretch Hose visit

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The New Cen-Tec CT24QD

Introducing the revolutionary CT24QD Electric Power Brush with Lift-off Floor Tool. This power brush is the first of its kind. It features a release lever, conveniently located at the back of the nozzle, which releases a 10.75" hard floor brush still attached to your wand. This saves you time and effort by allowing you to move from carpet to hard floor surfaces without switching to a second wand and brush. Find more information at

Additional Features
  • 14" Brush
  • New Chevron Agitator Brush Pattern
  • Quietdrive Belt Technology
  • Edge Cleaning Brushes
  • 4-Level Height Adjustable Brush
  • Easy Release Wand
  • Telescopic Ratchet Wand
  • Full Wrap Around Bumper
  • Double Swivel neck
  • Belt Overload Protector
  • 2 Year Manufactures Warranty
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