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Aug 20 2013

Crucial Vacuum Named Top 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies in America by Inc. Magazine

Today, Inc. Magazine has announced its annual list of America’s fastest growing private companies – and Crucial Vacuum is #1,301 on the Inc. 5000.

Ranking Inc 5000 Crucial Vacuum

Additionally, Crucial Vacuum ranked #40 on Inc.’s Top 100 New Jersey Businesses, as well as #72 on Inc.’s Top 100 Retail Companies. Joining a prestigious list of  brands like Pandora, Zappos, Microsoft, Facebook, Living Social, Clif Bar, OtterBox, and Patagonia., Crucial Vacuum is honored to be placed in such high regard from the business journal.

2013 Honors

Here at Crucial, we see this as a great achievement and a benchmark for our continued success in selling great vacuum filters, vacuum bags, and vacuum parts direct to the consumer for a fantastic price point! Additionally, we feel humbled by our great customers that have helped our brand reach this milestone and we assure you that we will continue to bring the same great level of customer service for years to come.

The 32nd Annual Inc. 5000 Conference will take place at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC the weekend of October 10th. Crucial Vacuum looks forward to the future while celebrating our great achievements of the past!

Aug 15 2013

Back to School: Tips To Keep Your Dorm Room Clean

As the calendar has turned to the month of August, we already see signs of the fall season fast approaching. With this change of season, one of many things to come to mind here at Crucial Vacuum is Back To School – And Crucial Vacuum prides itself on helping families across the United States keep their living space clean and their air fresh.

Crucial Vacuum knows that most college students have greater things on their mind than clean floors, but we are going to drop some knowledge with five tips to current and incoming college students so they can feel clean and healthy throughout their college career.

Tip #1: Make Your Bed

Making your bed daily not only makes you feel cleaner, but it also is aesthetically pleasing and can make a big impact on how big your cramped dorm room looks and how big it feels.

Tip #2: Clean Your Sheets

Properly washing and drying your sheets keeps you healthy and leaves your bed fresh and allergy free.

Tip #3: Keep Your Closets in Order

Fold your laundry, hang up your clothes, and keep your shoes neatly in various assortments of organizers. This will prevent you from losing articles of clothing and doing excessive washes, wasting water, and using harmful chemicals for the environment more than you should! Be Green in College!

Tip #4: Clean Your Microwaves & Coffee Filters

We get it! You are in college dorm room and will probably eat a lot of ramen noodles and drink excessive amounts of coffee. But with that, you need to keep those appliances clean. A great way to do this is by using vinegar to clean out those dirty pieces of equipment.

Additionally, if you need any new coffee filters, we offer a great selection of reusable coffee filters available at great low prices that are environmentally friendly.

Tip #5: Clean Your Floors

Chances are your college dorm room floors are going to be covered in all sorts of unmentionables. Furthermore, we know that you are looking for a cheap vacuum that can just get the job done. Have hardwood floors in your dorm room? I doubt it…But if you do have wood floors, tiled floors, or laminate floors, we suggest the Sanitaire by Electrolux. Luckily we sell these filters, bags, and hoses (Alternative Beer Funnels) at great discount prices.

If you have carpet, Crucial Vacuum would suggest a Vacuum Cleaner! We suggest a lightweight, cheap vacuum such as the Eureka Optima or Crucial Vacuum’s own Crucial Swirl! Parts for the Eureka Optima are relatively inexpensive and the vacuum is small and light enough to be stored easily. Additionally, inexpensive vacuums such as the Crucial Swirl or the Bissell CleanView are a great choice and allow you to pocket that extra book money where it belongs, Beer Money!

Vacuums Suck! But cleaning doesn’t have to! It might not be the most exciting task, but have fun with it!

Having trouble with your current vacuum? You may need to replace your filters, belts, or a variety of other vacuum parts.

Extra Tip: Clean Your Bathroom

This one is especially for upperclassmen because they usually have private bathrooms! Routinely clean your restroom floors, sinks, shower heads, and tubs to ensure that you stay clean throughout your time at school.

So, College Students: There you go! Crucial Vacuums Dorm Room Cleaning Tips will keep you healthy and happy while you pursue your future goals! Happy Learning!

 

Aug 7 2013

How to Wash Your Vacuum Cleaner Filter

Washing your reusable filter is an integral part of the upkeep of a well running, happy vacuum cleaner. And if your vacuum is healthy, you will be happy with the results you see!

One of the best aspects about being part of a company like Crucial Vacuum is our constant quest to further Crucial’s success while doing our part to help the environment. When purchasing from Crucial Vacuum, our customers can see that many of our vacuum filters from a wide variety of brands are both washable and reusable. Unfortunately, sometimes our customers do not know how to properly wash and clean their filters to ready them for reuse. Today, we will give step-by-step instructions on how to properly clean your filter to insure that your air stays fresh and clean!

Before & After Wash Vacuum Filter

 

First things first, you should wash your vacuum every 3 to 4 uses! Doing so too often or not often enough can damage the filter and waste your precious time! If it is indeed time to clean your filter, follow these steps to fresh success!

Step #1: Find and read your vacuums manual! It will give you all the information you need! That’s it…..

Just kidding! But it is crucial to know the ins and outs of your particular vacuum.

Step #2: Take your filter outside! This will help avoid dust getting all over your house (which is exactly what you are helping prevent by doing this).

Step #3: Gently tap your filter on the side of the garbage to get out the particles trapped inside. This will get the majority of the dust out of the reusable filter.

Important Tip: Do not wash a single use filter, this will adversely affect the process and can destroy your filter!!

Step #4: Gently wash and rinse your filter with cool-luke warm water! Do not use any soap!

Step #5: Let the filter dry on an open surface for 24-48 hours.

Step #6: Once the filter is dry and clean, put the filter back inside the vacuum and it is ready to go!

Warning: Do not brush your filter with abrasive materials or scrub your filter between the pleats! This can ruin the vacuum.

For a full list of tips, check out our page of Reusable Vacuum Filter Advice!

Happy Cleaning!
The Crucial Vacuum Team

Aug 2 2013

Dyson DC49 Set To Be Smallest, Lightest Vacuum In Company’s History

Breaking news just in: Dyson announced the arrival of their newest vacuum cleaner, the DC49!

The Dyson DC49 will be the company’s smallest, lightest, and most technologically advanced vacuum to date. Dys0n’s come a long way in the USA with many iterations since they launched their first vacuum cleaner – the Dyson DC07 in the USA. This new release by Dyson is definitely something to marvel. Perfect for those city dwellers!

The vacuum is no larger than the standard sheet of printer paper and weighs less than six pounds

(Hang on to those dumbbells people)! Compared to the DC47 which is the previous Dyson ball vacuum model, this new vacuum is 30 percent smaller and significantly lighter. The Dyson DC49 vacuum is able carry all these features while still being the least noisy vacuum the company sells.

 

Dyson DC49 Vacuum Cleaner

How did Dyson make this vacuum so small? Dyson was able to develop this vacuum with their new digital motor which offers Dyson the ability to shrink the size of the vacuum so significantly. But no worries Dyson groupies, this vacuum not only packs the same punch as the previous models, but actual exceeds the vacuum in suction capability and can pick up particles even smaller than the Dyson DC47 Ball.

How big is the dust bin? The Dyson DC49 has a dust bin that clocks in at .5 liters. While this is definitely a small size, this will allow the vacuum to be extremely light and portable to its users. Additionally, Dyson has assured its customers that it is the perfect vacuum for an apartment or a small home.

Unfortunately, the release of the Dyson DC49 Ball Vacuum is currently exclusive to the United Kingdom. However, we are willing to bet that this vacuum is headed to the good ole U.S. of A. in the next few months. While the price point might be high, this is definitely the perfect vacuum for those followers whose space is a premium and vacuum aficionados who hate too much noise! Dogs everywhere thank you!

For your current Dyson Vacuum filters, belts, and parts check out CrucialVacuum.com today! Stay tuned as soon as this vacuum is launched, rest assured we’ll have the replacement filters for this Dyson to back you up!

 

Jul 8 2013

Bagless vs. Bagged Vacuums – Which is Best?

In the great big world of vacuum cleaners, there is one thing of which you can be sure: There are so many vacuum brands from which to choose these days such as Shark, Hoover, Dyson, Bissell, Oreck, etc. It comes down to dollars and cents for all of us. For our purposes here, let’s narrow it down to the differences between machines that use vacuum cleaner bags, or bagged vacuums, and those that do not take a vacuum bag, also known as bagless vacuums. Naturally, some people prefer bagless vacuums, while others stick with vacuum bags. Which one should one prefer? Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it all.

What you need to know about Bagless Vacuums

 

Bagless Technology

With the introduction of bagless technology there has been much to get excited about. Along with eliminating the bag has come the technology that produces your very own private cyclone within the chamber. Many bagless vacuums on the market do not lose suction as the dirt chamber reaches its full capacity, which is also a positive. The force of this contained “dust-cup” causes the finer particles to be caught by a vacuum cleaner filter and the larger particles to fall into a collection container, which you simply remove and empty into the trash. The visibility makes it so easy to see when it’s time to empty the container.

You have a couple of options in taking care to ensure the dust is neither redeposited or gets all over you. You can place a plastic bag around both the container and your hand as you tip and tap it out into the bag. Carefully closing the bag will contain the discard nicely and is the best method of reducing exposure if you have allergies. Alternatively, you can go outdoors and empty the waste into a trash can being careful not to cause them to become airborne. Here’s the rub: If you are going to dispose the dirt and dust in a bag, why not just put it directly in a vacuum bag to begin with! This way you don’t have to touch it, see it or breathe it!

Filtration

Apart from the obvious, saving money on vacuum bags, bagless vacuums have filters that must be changed. Most consumers do not know this hidden fact. More often than not a vacuum cleaner that does not have a vacuum bag, could have three vacuum filters that need to be changed. It’s great to change your filter every 3 to 6 moths, especially for allergy sufferers, as it ensures the vacuum is operating at maximum efficiency and not recirculating the dust back into your home. With bagless machines, the vacuum cleaner filter may be pulled and cleared of dust similarly to the container. These vacuum filters are the only thing that you need to replace periodically in order to keep your vacuum operating at optimal efficiency. For your convenience and cost savings, CrucialVacuum.com offers vacuum cleaner filter options at over half-off the original price along with free shipping and free returns. Check out our washable, reusable filters for even greater convenience.

Bagged Vacuums
While bagged vacuum cleaners have yet to be declared horse and buggy, they have been around for better than a century. In fact, the original concept for vacuum cleaner bags was a pillow case. Obviously, that is not advisable with what we now know about maintaining good indoor air quality.


Types of Bagged Vacuums

There are various vacuum styles, again, appealing to your personal preference or even the type of job you need to perform. Vacuum cleaner bags are produced for uprights, canister and handheld machines. The bag is porous and acts as a filter in itself allowing air to pass through very tiny holes while trapping the dirt particles that get collected. As long as you have a machine with a sufficiently powerful fan to drive the air and a small intake opening for more powerful suction you have the means of picking up both small and larger particles. Rotating brushes are used to help kick up the dirt that is carried along the air stream and drawn into the vacuum cleaner bag. The air is then expelled through the exhaust port but not before it is filtered so nothing but clean air is returned to the room.

Outside of this operation, all that is left for you is to ensure you have a sufficient supply of the correct type of vacuum cleaner bags and change them as they get full. This way, your machine continues to operate efficiently and your house gets cleaned. Crucial Vacuum branded vacuum bags boast “Crucial-Closure” that covers the opening of the bag, making it as clean and easy to transport and dispose so you don’t inhale all that dirt!

Crucial Vacuum carries supplies for both ends of the spectrum. If you have a bagless vacuum, such as a Dyson, Shark or Bissell, we’ve got all your vacuum filter needs covered. Likewise, we  sell vacuum bags for all bagged vacuums, like Hoover, Eureka, Bissell and Dirt Devil and many more. Ultimately, the choice between a bagless and bagged vacuum really comes down to personal preference. A number of people prefer the ease of disposing dust with vacuum bags; others appreciate saving the money on bags for a few filters.