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Benefits of a Central Vacuum Hose Sock

If you have a central vacuum, you know the joys and pains of owning one.

Central vacuums are the best solution for allergy sufferers. The vacuum unit itself is located in a garage, basement, or laundry room...far away from the use. Your dirt gets sucked through PVC piping and gets dropped in the central vacuum, and never have a chance to see the air. How fantastic is that?!

Central vacuums are lightweight to use and versatile to clean all surfaces...flooring and above-the-floor. They are very durable, so if your cleaning person tends to be rough on your vacuum, this is the best option. Plus, cleaning people love using them.

With benefits come drawbacks though. Depending on your system, you might have to take out a hose every time you want to use it. OR, you can have us install the Hide-A-Hose system and that problem disappears. When using the hose, users may find their baseboards or furniture getting scuffed or damaged from dragging the hose across them. Fear not...there's a very simple and inexpensive fix for that: get yourself a HOSE SOCK! What is a hose sock? A hose sock goes on your central vacuum hose

and it protects your furniture and your baseboards from getting damaged from the plastic hose.

There area few styles of hose socks. You can get quilted with a zipper or various types of slim socks. I don't love the quilted with a zipper. It doesn't stay put, and I wouldn't want a zipper pulling across my floors. I see these types come in all the time all bunched up. The light gray kind I have pictured here also arrives in my store all bunched up. They don't seem to be snug enough, to begin with.

Being in the industry and seeing all these types after years of use, I prefer one style. Typically this style

was used on Hide-A-Hose hoses, but I like these because they are thin, tight, and they come in a dark grey color that hides dirt and they don't have a zipper.

NO ZIPPER? How the heck do I install it? No worries. We can install it for free or you can follow these easy steps. Make sure to read through the directions completely first!

The first time I installed this hose stock without directions, it took me over an hour. I sweat, I cried and I vowed I wouldn't do it again without charging a customer. Don't make my mistake.

I start out by laying or stretching out your hose. This will make it easier. This style hose sock will come in a tube and there’s a reason for it. If it doesn't, then you probably have one of those hose socks that have a zipper..return that hose sock, the zipper ones is not recommended.

Next, take your tube and feed your hose sock around it until the entire hose sock is on the tube.

Once you have the hose sock on your tubing, you then just feed your hose through the tube. Start at the handle and release the hose sock onto the hose as you pull the tube down the hose. This is where having it stretched out makes it easier for me.

You will want to put a zip tie at either end tightly so the hose sock won't move. Cut the excess off the zip tie and make sure you don't leave a jagged edge. You want it to be smooth so it doesn't snag. You can then fold the excess over the zip tie to cover it.

Be sure to check out our video on how to do this and subscribe to our YouTube channel!


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