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We opened our doors in March 1986 to serve the Chapel Hill/Durham market for vacuum cleaner repair and quality vacuum cleaners not found in the Big Box retail stores at that time. Much has changed in the retail landscape since then but we still provide excellent repair service and high-quality vacuum cleaners handpicked for their longevity and cleaning niche they serve.

Our selection has grown tremendously since those early days and now includes Central Vacuums through our sister company, Central Vacuum Experts.

We are known throughout the Triangle for our clean, well-lit store and great customer service delivered by our very knowledgeable and friendly employees. This is what sets us apart from our competition and is sought after in this impersonal online environment.

Essentials for Clean Living®

Our registered trademark is “Essentials for Clean Living” and the store reflects our carefully curated products such as Maison Berger, IQ Air, Austin Air and Bona Professional Floor cleaner.

Vacuum Cleaner Hospital is a very active part of our community through various donations to charitable organizations. The owner, Tom Proctor, served on the executive boards for Chapel Hill Chamber and Home Builders of Durham, Orange and Chatham for over 5 years each.

He is currently serving as the small business member on the Orange County Economic Development Commssion and Government Affairs committee of the Chapel Hill Chamber. He was previously a long-time member of the national Board of Directors of the Vacuum and Sewing Association.

Dr. Proctor in 1991

Original location. 1986-1990.

33rd Anniversary Month. Current showroom.