The Sweep-Away is a self-contained vacuum cleaner that functions both as an automatic dustpan and powerful central vacuum. It stows away neatly inside a standard kitchen or bathroom cabinet and plugs into a standard wall outlet. The home I installed this in was built in the 1960’s and is 1600 square feet; all flooring in the home is hardwood or tile. The house was built prior to central vacuum systems so this cabinet vacuum is an affordable and effective alternative.

Sweep–Away Cabinet Vac by Galaxie

Brandon Hetherington

April 2009

Hometoys Product Review
SweepAway Cabinet Vac by Galaxie

CabinetAuthor: Brandon Hetherington - Hometoys

 

The Sweep-Away is a self-contained vacuum cleaner that functions both as an automatic dustpan and powerful central vacuum. It stows away neatly inside a standard kitchen or bathroom cabinet and plugs into a standard wall outlet. The home I installed this in was built in the 1960’s and is 1600 square feet; all flooring in the home is hardwood or tile. The house was built prior to central vacuum systems so this cabinet vacuum is an affordable and effective alternative.

Installation was very easy from a DIY standpoint.  My biggest delay was simply that I did not have all the right tools to saw and drill in tight areas such as the baseboard of a bathroom cabinet.  In a nutshell installation involves cutting a hole in the floor of the cabinet and another hole along the baseboard for the “sweep-away” feature of the vacuum.  Once holes are cut installation involves connecting the hoses and wiring and attaching the unit.  It took me about 1 hour to complete, again had I the right tools for working in such tight places I would have had it completed in half the time.

Once up and running I was very impressed with the power of the vacuum, the “sweep-away” featured really only required to get my pile of dust within a few inches in order to suck it away.  You turn the unit on with your toe by sliding the “sweep-away” open and closed.  Along with the unit I received the accessories kit, which includes hosing and attachments that transforms the unit into a central vacuum which will  reach 30+ feet away.

I couldn’t be happier with the product and would recommend it in two regards, one as Homeowner DIYer.  Secondly as a contractor I see a great opportunity to introduce your customers to this product and install it for them, for one thing they will be happy with the Sweep-away Cabinet Vac by Galaxie and secondly with such a simple installation you should be able to generate a great return.

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