About us

Who knew?

DRAINVAC is the result of years of experience and inventiveness. It all began with Conrad Sevigny’s carpet cleaning service. As he worked, M. Sevigny observed that the extracted soiled water was being directed to a tank, which had to be emptied each time it was full. He wondered if there might be an easier way to get the job done.

Mr. Sévigny started working on his prototype "The portable trash dispenser robot", which first saw the light in 1980. The process was easy: place the extractor tank on top of a toilet bowl and attach the hose to a nearby tap. The soiled water from the carpet is directed to the tank. Once the tank is full, the water is automatically flushed into the sewer system. Then, the extractor restarts itself to continue cleaning the carpet. The whole process was much simpler and much quicker.

When Conrad Sevigny founded DRAINVAC in 1982, the little family business in St. Hyacinthe, Canada, quickly turned into the thriving enterprise that it is today. A leader in its field, DRAINVAC International 2006 Inc. boasts numerous retailers in North America and an impressive distribution network in over 30 countries worldwide.


Ingenuity, creativity, innovation and professionalism at your service. Our in-depth knowledge, our experience and our passion all joined together to provide you with the most comprehensive and efficient product on the market!  We have reinvented the concept of cleaning by making things easier for you and directly contributing to your quality of life.  We consider this to be our crowning glory.