Archives: Clean Hacking

Apr 5 2016

Spring Cleaning Tips pt 4: The Finishing Touches

Spring Cleaning 4 mainLast week we at Crucial Vacuum, covered tips on how to clean some of the toughest spots in your house. This week, we’re going to get you going on how to move from room to room like a cleaning dervish, leaving behind a clean streak in your wake. With these spring cleaning tips, your annual cleaning spree should go off without a hitch. Just remember that having your spring cleaning go smoothly lies in having a plan and using the right tools for the job. Running in with a bucket of water and a sponge will only lead to frustration. That isn’t to say that cleaning requires hundreds of dollars in expensive gadgets either. Here are some things to get you started. Continue reading »

Mar 16 2016

Spring Cleaning pt. 1: Where to Begin?

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Mother Nature has finally begun to relent and release her icy grip on the Northern Hemisphere. While this is great because it means warmer weather and no more scraping ice from your car window, it also means the annual chore that we all approach with hesitation. Yes, we’re talking about Spring Cleaning.

If you own your own home, there are certain things that you should do every spring to protect the investment you have in your property. The first part of spring cleaning isn’t jumping right in with a broom. It’s about inspecting those things that might have gotten damaged over the winter. This means looking over your roof, your attic, and your basement. So let’s get started and work from top to bottom.

(Keep in mind that everything here can be done by a contractor if you choose. Licensed roofers and contractors are more than happy to do them, but with a free afternoon, you can save yourself quite a bit of money by doing it yourself. )

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Feb 24 2016

Why You Should Perform Preventative Vacuum Maintenance

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In 2015, approximately 2.03 million vacuum cleaners were sold in the United States alone. While most were due to kids growing up, moving out and needing their own vacuum, a significant number was due to replacement. While sure, it’s inevitable that vacuums will wear down and break eventually (they are machines with lots of moving parts), there are several things you can do to delay that entropic curve. Chief among them is a simple regime of preventive vacuum maintenance. Of course, when we here at Crucial say regime, we don’t mean it’s something difficult or boring (well, okay; maybe it’s a little boring). But just like you change the oil and filters in your car, there are some set maintenance things you should do beyond just changing the bag or emptying the dirt container. In descending order of how frequently they should be done, you have your filters, belts, and brush rollers.

Change Those Filters

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Depending on the type of vacuum you own, you may have one filter or even three filters. Each of these should be changed on a set schedule to keep your vacuum running at its best. Why? Simply put, when your vacuum kicks up all the dirt and dust, some particles are too light to be trapped in the bag or chamber. These bits include pollen, mold spores, dust mites, and pet dander, which then get blown back out into the air. Your filters (usually a HEPA-rated filter on newer vacuums) traps all of this. So it’s important to keep your filters clear so you know your air is clear. Usually your primary filter needs changed every three to six months, depending on how much you use your vacuum and how dusty or dirty the cleaning is. We here at Crucial have every type of filter for every major manufacturer (and some lesser known ones too), making it easy to keep your filters in top shape. Continue reading »

Oct 29 2015

Fall Cleanup Tips: Safe and Time-Efficient Strategy for Picking Up Leaves

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It’s finally here, that magical time of year where all the falling leaves litter the ground with beautiful colors. However, with beauty comes hard work and picking up leaves has become a life-long chore that we face each year.

We at Crucial Vacuum understand your pain, so we’ve compiled some friendly tips for picking up leaves this season so you can efficiently, quickly and safely finish your yearly chore. Continue reading »

Jul 16 2015

How to Clean During the Week to Free Up Your Weekends

Most people fail to realize that your weekends don’t have to consist of an endless cleaning frenzy – especially during the summer. Weekends should be spent enjoying yourself and having fun preferably with a rum infused drink by a pool. Here’s a Mojito recipe – just because.

What it comes down to is being able to balance your work/life schedule throughout the week. By spending a little bit of time everyday cleaning you’ll see a drastic change in the levels of awesomeness in your weekends. You could be doing fun stuff like this.

Here’s a simple schedule to follow to learn how to clean your home during the week to free up your weekends.

Surprisingly not everything has to be done all at once. If you’re able to complete even just one task a day throughout the week you will be able to cut down on your stress level and workload. Continue reading »