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Creative Uses and Everyday Tips for Your Vacuum Cleaner

American Vacuum Company has more tips to help keep your home clean. #1 Cleaning Tip Vacuum the furnace vent once a month to remove dust and dirt build-up and improve efficiency. #2 Cleaning Tip Remove crumbs nestled between appliances with a vacuum’s crevice tool. Also, clean out your crisper like this. #3 Cleaning Tip Remove couch cushions […]

5 Biggest Mistakes You Make Vacuuming

American Vacuum Company wants you to have a clean house. Avoid these mistakes to keep your house clean: 1. Waiting until the bag is full to empty it Even though some vacuums have “check bag” indicator lights, check the bag yourself and change it when it’s three-quarters full. This keeps your vacuum’s suction strong. And […]

Tricks for Removing Stains and Spills

Here’s another blog blast from American Vacuum Company–More tips to keep your home clean. 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 […]

Ten Tips for Effective Vacuuming

American Vacuum Company is launching new Tips page. This is the first of what we hope will become a regular feature. With that said, here’s our first installment: Ten Tips for Effective Vacuuming Minimize the mess.  The less dirt that enters your home, the less your vacuum will have to pick up.  Lay mats at […]

Buying a Vacuum?

Central Vacuums
Buying a Beam, VacuFlo or other central vacuum system doesn’t have to be hard. American Vacuum sells it all—units, hoses, power heads and pipe. We are your one-stop central vacuum shop.

Do you need an upright vacuum? Or a canister? Maybe a robot vacuum? We have it all. We carry Sanitaire, Eureka, Hoover, Dyson, and anything else you can think of. Do you think you can find it for less somewhere else? Call us, and we’ll do our best to get your business.

Do you own or work in a commercial setting—a hotel, restaurant or school? From Hoover Commercial to ShopVac to Rug Doctor, we have you covered. Also, ask about setting up a commercial account.

Service, Installation and Repair

We have been repairing vacuums at our retail locations for decades. Plus, we are the authorized warranty station for almost all major brands.There's nothing we can't fix. We also service and install central vacuums in your home. Come to us for your Beam, VacuFlo, NuTone, Hayden and other needs.


Right Type for the Right Job


  • Wider cleaning path
  • Better on carpet
  • More commonly has motorized brushbar
  • Longer power cord
  • With power cord and hose, longer reach
  • In bagged units, often have larger bags
  • Rarely has automatic power cord rewind
  • Harder to get around and under furniture
  • Have to move entire machine on each pass


  • Narrower cleaning path
  • Better on bare floors
  • Frequently have air-driven brushbar
  • Shorter power cord
  • Shorter reach
  • In bagged units, often have smaller bags
  • Often has automatic power cord rewind
  • Easier to get around and under furniture
  • Only have to move hose & nozzle on each pass

What We Do

American Vacuum Company does it all. For over 40 years we have had Kansas City covered. We are expanding west with our retail and service and we are already all over the world through with our Internet presence. Whether you are in Kansas City or Kalamazoo, let American Vacuum take care of your vacuum cleaning needs.
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