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May 15 2015

How to Clean your Vacuums Roller Brush

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Use these easy to follow maintenance tips to make sure your vacuums roller brush leaves your carpets as clean as possible

We’ve all been cleaning at some point and had our vacuums roller brush either completely stop working, or loose suction leaving a trail of dirt in our carpets. Cleaning your vacuums roller brush may be a tedious task, but its a maintenance tip that will have your vacuum performing efficiently. 

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Apr 22 2015

10 Tips for Going Green in your Home for Earth Day

Going green in your home for earth day is easier than ever with these simple tips

Being eco-friendly is the cool thing to do nowadays especially on earth day. Since you’re going to be like the cool kids and go green this means a few things. First, you’ll be doing your part to save the planet, and second you’ll be saving money. Saving the planet and saving money – what’s not to like?

We here at Crucial Vacuum are happy to share our top 10 tips for going green in your home for earth day. These eco-friendly tips are easy to implement in your daily routine and will make all the difference.

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1) Don’t use disposable bags when grocery shopping. Instead order some reusable bags. You’ll be able to carry a lot more groceries in these and you won’t be wasteful.

2) Purchase a reusable water bottle and stop buying plastic disposable bottles. More than 60 million plastic bottles end up in landfills every day!

3) Wash your laundry in cold water instead of hot. This will help cut down on your energy bill throughout the year.

4) Here’s a simple one. When you’re not using a light be sure to turn it off. Its that easy.

5) Fix leaky faucets. A leaky faucet can waste up to 3,000 gallons of water per year! Continue reading »

Apr 14 2015

Solutions for Dealing with Ticks this Spring

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Who couldn’t use some solutions for dealing with ticks now that the warm weather is here?

We all know what ticks are and lets face it they’re terrible little parasites that plague any outdoor activity we may have in mind. They also suck blood, which adds another level of creepiness to them. Its important to take preemptive measures in avoiding ticks year round, but they are most active come spring and summer time. These solutions for dealing with ticks will have you enjoying the warmer months and staying worry free. So before you allow some bloodsucking parasite onto your body give this blog post a read and stay safe.

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Dress the Part

Whenever you’re outside, especially in a wooded area, it’s important to dress appropriately to avoid contact with these little monsters. Wear light-colored clothing. This will help you identify any tick on your body easily. Ticks love hair and fur, in the case of pets, hopefully you don’t have fur, but hey who am I to judge. Anyway, since ticks love hair be sure to wear a hat. Tuck your shirt into your pants and your pants into your socks. It may not be fashionable but neither is Lyme disease. You’ll be thankful. Continue reading »

Mar 31 2015

Crucial Tips for Maintaining Hardwood Floors

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Maintaining hardwood floors properly is crucial for keeping its integrity and looking spectacular. With these following tips your floors will be looking great for quite some time.

Lose the Shoes

As soon as I come home after a long day I take my shoes off at the door. This not only puts me in ‘relax mode’ it also prevents me from tracking dirt and debris into my home. That dirt can be rather abrasive and tends to ruin the finish of your hardwood floors, not to mention the scratches they cause.  Avoid bringing dirt into your home by simply taking your shoes off once you enter. Continue reading »

Mar 24 2015

National Puppy Day Cleaning Tips for Your Home

It’s National Puppy Day! What’s not to like about a cute little puppy? I mean sure whenever you bring a new dog into the house there may be a few accidents while they’re being housebroken, but that short period of time is replaced by countless years of cute cuddly affection. I mean just look at this little guy to the right:

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I know right? Awww.

In honor of National Puppy Day we here at Crucial Vacuum are providing you with cleaning tips for dealing with pet hair around your home. So get prepared for a lot of cute photos of puppies as well as some handy tips to use around your household to keep these furry litter critters and their fur from taking over.

Comfy Blankets

Does your pet have a favorite spot in your home? Whether it’s a certain spot on the couch, smack dab in the middle of the floor where you can trip over them, or in your bed their favorite spot is going to be where you’ll find the most pet hair.

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Cover these areas with blankets, or even area rugs. The more pet hair you allow to get on washing machine friendly surfaces the less work and strain for your vacuum as well as less time cleaning the area. Plus, giving your pet a soft place to lie on is a must. The comfier the better. Spoil them rotten if you ask me.

Simple Solution – Adhesive Rollers

You know the ones I’m talking about. Just about every person who owns a pet that sheds has owned one of these at some point or another and if you haven’t well then you’re missing out. These adhesive rolls, which can be found at just about any household store, work wonders by removing pet hair from your clothes, furniture and anywhere else you may find the pesky mess. They’re affordable and are perfect for on the go quick cleanups. Continue reading »