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Jul 15 2013

Planting a Tree for Every 1,000 Vacuum Filters Sold

Last year, we promised Crucial Vacuum dot commers that every time you purchase our brand filter for your vacuum, it went towards planting a tree.

We’re still guided by this simple mission this year as we continue our efforts: for every 1,000 Crucial Vacuum branded filters purchased, we’ll be planting a tree at another local farm. It’s a big job and we could not have done it without the famers as well as our customers. It’s our first full year of working hand-in-hand with Farmers to directly support their efforts and help turn their dreams into a beautiful reality.

We are part of a larger global movement by harnessing the power of internet shoppers to do good!

tree planted for every 1,000 vacuum cleaner filters sold!

Chad, founder and CEO of Crucial Vacuum, has announced that through this initiative the company has hand-planted the following trees with the Many Hands Farm located in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts.

Baldwin Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Coxs Orange Pippin Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Enterprise Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
Honeycrisp Apple on M111 semi-dwarf stock
King of Tompkins County Apple on standard stock
Liberty Apple on Bud 118 semi-dwarf stock
English Morello Pie Cherry
Evans Pie Cherry
Garnet Beauty Peach
Reliance Peach

Each planting site was prepped in the fall of 2012 with a couple wheel barrows of compost and a few lbs of various rock dusts, which will break down slowly over our trees’ lifetime to provide nutrients for them.

We are very excited to see peaches growing on the tree! Come fall we will see more fruit ready to pick and eat.

a vacuum filter turns into a peach

The success of Crucial Vacuums’ philanthropic business model has led to the company continuing it’s tree planting efforts for the upcoming year. Chad claimed “There is much more work to be done. We’ve entered a new era of giving, and it’s been so rewarding.”

Next time you need a vacuum filter, consider Crucial Vacuum.
May 30 2012

Crucial Vacuum Announces Free Shipping AND Free Returns – Bingo, Bango, Bongo!

First, we’d like to thank everyone for all the feedback we’ve received. It’s actually through feedback from customers that we have decided to create what we believe is the easiest and free return process in our industry. At CrucialVacuum.com, we want our customers to experience delight – with the very best selection, with free shipping now both ways, along with customer service that’s above and beyond what you would typically find at any retail store anywhere.

The truth is, we want you to love what you ordered and we are confident that our products and service will help you live a healthier life! But, if for whatever reason you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase, you can return your order for a full 100% refund with pre-paid postage on the house! We believe that in order to have the best possible online shopping experience, our customers should not have to pay for return shipping. You heard it right folks – We at Crucial Vacuum just implemented our updated FREE & EASY return policy.

Crucial Vacuum Free Shipping Free Returns

Here’s the bottom line for our returns – It’s just as clear and transparent as our shipping price, which is free! Returns must be unused, in the state you received them, in the original packaging and within 30 days of your order date. That’s all! It’s free and the return can be made right through our website.

So if for whatever reason you’re not happy with your purchase, just go through our easy self-service return process here to print out a free return label.

We want our return policy to make purchasing online a painless process – bingo, bango, bongo.

Apr 4 2012

Cleaning Pet Hair

Cleaning Pet HairI love my pets! I have two that are the sweetest, kindest, and most adorable little balls of fur. As much as I love playing with them, petting them, and having them part of my life, I hate the hair. It’s everywhere! I find pet hair on my carpets, furniture, and clothes. I’ve tried those lint rollers to pull clean the hard-to-get pet hair off my clothes and furniture, but it doesn’t do much.

Dander is sticky and helps fur stick to places we don’t want it. The more your pet cleans himself, the stickier the hair. Cats are exceptionally clean and their hair doesn’t budge unless it’s sticking to freshly laundered clothes. But there is a solution to cleaning up after little balls of fur. The Gonzo Pet Hair Lifter works for both cats and dogs! Even better, it is reusable and easy. Continue reading »

Apr 1 2012

Crucial Spring Cleaning Tips

Spring Cleaning TipsThe first signs of spring bring about the desire to open windows, clear out old, stale air, and begin clearing dust and cobwebs from the corners of their home. The task can be daunting, but some tips and tricks from cleaning specialists will turn spring cleaning into a simple task!

Declutter first!

Myra suggests that you declutter before you begin deep cleaning. Go through each room in your home and survey the piles, paying special attention to ‘junk cabinets and drawers’ to eliminate items that you no longer need. If you have a stack of papers that you haven’t yet surfed through, do it! Separate everything into bins for recycling, items to sell or donate, and garbage. With fewer items, it’s much easier to clean effectively. Continue reading »

Feb 17 2012

So Many Vacuum Filters… Where Should I Start?

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it doesn’t matter how often you are vacuuming, or how often you are changing your vacuum’s bag. If your vacuum’s filter isn’t properly maintained, you simply are not doing enough to keep your air safe and your home clean! Your vacuum’s filter works to trap dirt, dust, and allergens to keep them out of your air. But if your filter is dirty or clogged, those particles are simply going to get tossed back into the air.

So, now that you know you simply must maintain your vacuum’s filter, what’s next? Shopping for vacuum filters can be overwhelming if you don’t know what you’re looking for. Here’s a breakdown of the different types of filters out there: Continue reading »