Vacuum Lines

How do I clean Vacuum lines
  1. Always use a non-forming, enzymatic cleaner that is recommended for vacuum pumps.
    This is especially critical in the Dry Vac systems. This is because the floats in the tank that protect the motors will not be activated by the foam, thus allowing the foam to get to the motors. This will cause rust and eventually cause terminal failure.

  2. Bleach is no longer the preferred cleaner of the vacuum pumps. it is cheaper and easier to obtain, but it is found to damage the pumps. If the bleach was used straight or in high content mixture it is capable of breaking down the screens and brass components in the wet pumps. It doesn't happen overnight, but it has happened in as little as 3 weeks.

  3. You should clean your vacuum lines everyday, to increase the life of the pump & the efficiency of vacuum. Using the cleaner keeps debris from building and growing in the pumps and tanks. It also helps keep the lines clear of bacteria in the lines, which in turn allows debris to move easier, cutting down the possibility of restriction.

  4. Check the "Traps" weekly on the vacuum pump.

Source: Dentalez Tech Tips

StayClean Evacuation System Cleaner
  • Non-Foaming cleaning agent
  • Use with liquid and dry vacuum systems

Last updated: 7/13/2010

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