BEAM Central Vacuum Systems use specifically designed tubing installed in the walls of your home to carry 100% of the contacted dirt, dust and allergens away from living area to the central power unit commonly located in the garage, utility room or basement.
To activate the system, simply insert the lightweight hose into a central vacuum wall inlet valve. Most homes will typically have one central vacuum inlet valve per floor averaging three per house. The flexible lightweight hose and inlet system allow you to easily move from room to room without having to push a heavy upright vacuum or pull canister vacuum behind commonly bumping into walls or valuable furniture.
BEAM Central Vacuum Systems are much quieter portable vacuums as the power unit of a central vacuum is located outside of the living, where the motor of a portable vacuum is in the same room you clean.
How A Central Vacuum Works
Tubing installed through interior walls, attic, basement and crawlspaces connects vacuum inlets to the power unit.
Each strategically located inlet valve lets you vacuum approximately 65-75 square feet at a time.
The power unit is located away from the living area, usually in a basement, garage or ventilated utility room.
Innovative accessories like the VacPan can be incorporated into the system for additional cleaning ease.
A variety of cleaning attachments such as a crevice tool, dusting tool and fabric tool allows you to vacuum any type of surface.
Exhausted to the outside or through a HEPA filter system to leave you nothing but clean indoor air.
New Home Installation
If you’re building a new home or planning to, ask your builder to include a BEAM Central Vacuum System. You’ll want to discuss locations for the power unit/dirt collection canister, the vacuum inlets (where the hose is inserted), and a place to store a hose and attachment kit on each level. Simply enlarging a closet or including an extra base cabinet is all it takes.
Installation of your BEAM system is done after plumbing and electrical work is completed and before wallboard is installed. Average cost for a complete system, installed, starts at around $1,000.
Existing Home Installation
About 95% of existing homes — regardless of age — can be retrofitted with a BEAM Central Vacuum System. The key to success is planning a pipe system with a minimum number of inlets and elbows (turns in pipe) to keep labor time and costs at a minimum while still giving you the vacuum cleaning flexibility only a central vacuum system offers.
If you’re remodeling now, or planning to, a quick call to Central Security will allow you to add a BEAM central vacuum system to your plans inexpensively. We can provide professional installation by trained, experienced installers — an important advantage in a system you’ll be using for perhaps the next 25 years.
Innovative cleaning accessories
VacPan: Sweep dirt away!
The VacPan is a must have in any home. No more stooping to use a dustpan in kitchen, mudroom or foyer. Just sweep debris into the inlet mouth, touch the toe switch and dirt is whisked away. Contemporary styling leaves no gaps when not in use. Professional installation required.
The Vac drawer is great for kitchens, bathrooms, and work shops. Just open the drawer and rake debris right in!
Refrigerators: Not cool for allergy sufferers.
A refrigerator acts like a powerful magnet attracting dust and allergens, which become trapped beneath and behind the unit. When the motor cycles on and off, the dirt becomes airborne creating a key source of irritation for allergy and asthma sufferers. Until now removing dust has been difficult because the refrigerator had to be moved. Now with the BEAM 90cm Crevice Tool it is easy to clean beneath and behind refrigerators and other hard-to-move appliances and furniture. This narrow attachment slips beneath and behind the unit to remove trapped dust, dirt and allergens quickly and easily.
Pet Dander can be hazardous too
Dirt, dander and animal hair can be key sources of irritation for allergy and asthma sufferers. Many physicians recommend removing pets from the home, however only a small percentage of those advised to get rid of their pets actually do. If your physician has determined that you can tolerate pets, a BEAM Central Vacuum System can help improve your indoor environment. Up to five times more powerful than upright vacuums, a BEAM system completely removes contacted dirt, dust and allergens from living areas. BEAM Pet Grooming tools remove pet hair and dander as you groom/comb small or large pets.
Car Care Kit
When you use the BEAM Car Care Kit you lift dust, dirt and debris from carpet, hard surfaces, and upholstery making it a great tool to clean your car or truck. Versatile attachments including an upholstery nozzle, round dusting brush, crevice tool, and a compact 8′ hose stretches to 32′ with 360° full-swivel handle to eliminate kinking, make cleaning even remote corners easy.
Contact us for more information on Beam central vacuum systems or to order parts and accessories for your existing vac system.
Creative Uses and Everyday Tips for Your Vacuum Cleaner
Vacuum the furnace vent once a month to remove dust and dirt build-up and improve efficiency.
Remove crumbs nestled between appliances with a vacuum’s crevice tool.
Remove couch cushions and use vacuum attachments to collect the dust, dirt and debris that fell through the cracks.
Dust ceiling fans and light fixtures at least once a month with an extendable duster or use your vacuum’s wand and dusting brush attachment.
Dust books on the bookshelf once a month with the vacuum brush attachment on your vacuum.
Vacuum smoke detectors with the vacuum brush attachment twice a year when you change the batteries.
Tips for Pet Owners and Allergy Sufferers
Keep lint rollers and hand vacuums stored discreetly near your pet’s favorite hangouts for an easy and quick pick-up at any time.
Keep pet-friendly homes clean with the Pet Power Paw vacuum tool, which grabs pet hair from upholstery, curtains and shades without harming delicate surfaces.
To help keep pollen and dust out of your home, clean the inside ledges of open windows and caulk and seal around windows.
To keep allergies under control, use a vacuum with a HEPA filter that will capture 99.97 percent of dust and allergens.
Keep counters free of clutter and unnecessary items that provide additional areas for dust and allergens to hide.
Tricks for Removing Stains and Spills
Dab an ice cube on chewing gum to remove it from the carpet and let it sit for about a minute. The gum will become hard and stiff, enabling you to pull it off easily.
To remove coffee and tea stains from the kitchen sink, use baking soda. Just be sure to rinse well and dry.
Solve the crisis of a wax-stained carpet by scraping off cooled wax with a dull knife, then placing a couple of paper towels on the remaining wax and running a warm iron over the area.
Remove grease stains by covering the entire spot with liquid dish detergent. Gently work detergent into the grease to dissolve it, and rinse the area with white vinegar to remove excess detergent.
Use salt on red wine or coffee spills to soak up the stain and keep it from setting. Excess salt can easily be vacuumed or wiped up.
General Cleaning advice
For easy cleaning of grout, use a combination of water and dish detergent and scrub with a soft car wash brush.
Clean chrome sink fixtures by putting a thin layer of toothpaste over the faucet then wiping it with a wet sponge.
Help loosen stubborn debris in your microwave by microwaving a cup of water for three minutes before scrubbing the inside.
To avoid creating streaks on windows, don’t wash them when the sun is shining directly on the glass, as this will cause cleaning solution to dry too quickly.
Microwave your sponge several times a week to kill any germs or bacteria.
Whether your goals are protecting your home or business from fire or burglary to having the ultimate, customized entertainment system, Central Security Systems, Inc. & Sandhills Home Theater will create the system that is right for you. Since our incorporation in 1983, our main focus has been building lasting relationships with our customers; we look forward to building that same relationship with you!