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Sep 1 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Chad, CEO

Meet Our Team Monday - Chad

Meet Chad:

Chad started Crucial Vacuum in 2008 on his couch. When most people were telling him how impossible his dreams were, Chad was determined to grow Crucial Vacuum to what it is today. Chad has become a serial entrepreneur allowing all of us to join in his journey to further and improve ourselves.

What is one of your favorite quotes?

​So many to choose from. Here’s what been on my mind lately. “A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.” -Wayne Gretzky

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Tony Hsieh / Tim Ferris.

What is one item that you could not live without?

Exceptionally good coffee.

If you could learn to do anything, what would it be?

There’s a lot more I’d like to learn but the Harmonium instrument has interested me lately. I own one, but have not yet been able to deeply dive in head first.

If you knew the world was ending in 2015, what would you do differently?
I’d drop everything and travel the world.
What is your favorite clean hack?
By changing your vacuum belt, you make your vacuum cleaner like brand new. Have you ever noticed how ineffective, and useless your vacuum cleaner is after sometimes only a month of use? The motor turns the belt, and the belt turns the vacuum’s roller. Over time, that belt (it’s like a rubber band) stretches and looses its tension. This affects your vacuum’s ability to pick up dirt and dust on your carpeting and floors. So if you notice your vacuum just doesn’t suck the way it should; Take your vacuum apart, notice any broken or missing parts. If it’s all clear, check your belt!
Aug 29 2014

5 Clean Hack Tips: Back to College Edition

5 Cleaning Tips for College Students

If you haven’t already checked into college, it’s crunch time to figure out how to survive without your parents. Habits formed in college foreshadow habits for your future, at least that’s true for all of us here at Crucial Vacuum. Although cleaning is the last item on your mind when going off to college, it is a necessary chore that is now solely reliant on you. Our Crucial team has compiled clean hacking tips and tricks from our experiences in college to help you easily transition into a independent college student.

Mr Clean Magic Eraser

1. Mr. Clean Magic Eraser are the best way to get those unknown stains off your surfaces. We’ve all used them in college when those mysterious stains accumulated because we decided to ignore them. The Magic Erasers replace both a sponge and cleaning agent and they are easy to find at local convenience stores however they can get pricy. Our recommendation to make the Magic Erasers last longer is to cut them to size depending on what you need to clean.

Clorox Wipes
2. Dorm rooms aren’t known to be spacious. The last item you want taking up space is probably cleaning products. Clorox wipes are great because they are disinfectants, plus you can use them on several surfaces. We at Crucial Vacuum are in unison that these were and still are to date the only product we use daily to clean. They can clean and disinfect your microwave and clean dirt off of your sneakers.

3. The one product readily available at college can make the best cleaning agent just by mixing it with water. What product are we talking about? Vodka. By mixing 1 parts vodka with 2 parts of water makes a all purpose cleaner. It works great on glass surfaces and mirrors and the smell disappears as it dries, although in college you could just blame it on your roommate.

shout_wipes4. If you are messy or avoid doing your laundry, Shout wipes will be your best friend. Before you throw your dirty clothes into the basket, scrub the Shout Wipe against it to get rid of the stain. Then by the time you get around to doing your laundry, your clothes will be free from stains. You can also carry some around in your backpack to prepare for any accidents.

Swiffer Wet Jet

 

5. The last clean hack is with the product that should be in every home with bare floors even if it’s just the kitchen, a Swiffer Wet Jet. Although it is priced higher than the regular Swiffer, if you constantly find your socks dirty from your floors, invest in the Wet Jet version. It is so easy to clean with and it does a great job.

Of course we would recommend a vacuum however they’re just too bulky to have in a college dorm or apartment. If you have any other suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below or email us at support@crucialvacuum.com. We would love to hear about your experiences!

Jun 18 2013

Oreck goes Bankrupt – Get your Oreck Vacuum Bags Here!

Oreck vacuum bags may be getting difficult to find. Oreck declared bankruptcy recently, however the Oreck family recently made a proposed bid of about $22M(USA today) for Oreck Corporation, and are as of now, the only bidder. This is big news for Oreck jobs spread across the country (more than 96 retail stores and franchised stores), because under current ownership, jobs have gone offshore.

Tom Oreck, former CEO and the son of founder David Oreck, said that his family’s goal is to “get the company back to its roots so it can be run based on family values, with a focus on U.S. manufacturing and a U.S. workforce.” Under current ownership, Oreck says emphasis has been removed from direct sales, which has been a company tradition for decades.

From our industry experience, the Oreck XL vacuum cleaner has been one of the best selling vacuum cleaners in the USA. So there’s a lot of saturation in the market, which means people are going to count on us to deliver them our branded oreck bags at a great price! We have a universal oreck bag which fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners ever made!

 8 Oreck Type CC Vacuum Bags;Fits ALL Oreck Vacuum XL Vacuum Cleaners; Compare to Oreck Vacuum Part # CCPK8, CCPK8DW ; Designed & Engineered by Crucial Vacuum

Oreck XL vacuum bags

Fits ALL Oreck XL vacuum cleaners

 

We support the Oreck family’s push for keeping American jobs here, manufacturing quality products and their commitment to their customers.  Although Oreck is in a transition phase, you can always count on Crucial Vacuum for less expensive Oreck  vacuum bags, oreck vacuum filters and oreck accessories, manufactured by us! And here’s the kicker; we offer free returns and shipping on every oreck vacuum bag along with oreck vacuum parts too!

Apr 24 2013

Crucial Vacuum REDESIGNED

Vroom! Crucial Vacuum Launches A Freshly Redesigned Website!

There is nothing more inspiring than a clean and beautifully designed website. Today we have officially launched our newly re-designed website designed to embody the our forward-thinking vision and commitment to the growing needs of our customers.  Our homepage features a fresh design that offers better usability and navigation, allowing visitors to quickly find the information they are seeking. The site has a few crucial new features, including search, custom replenishment…shopping for your vacuum has never been this fun! 

Our products remain the same.  High quality at a low price.  Our service remains the same.  Free shipping and free returns.

Nov 9 2012

Fast Company Magazine Features Crucial Vacuum – Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

The true test of  character is how they stand during test of adversity – Unknown

After Hurricane Sandy broke our routine, we’re picking up business and going back to our normal work flow. The way we worked through Hurricane Sandy was a story to tell. Crucial Vacuum is featured in Fast Company magazine telling our story on how our team managed to work through the devastation.  The article speaks about the obstacles that Chad (our CEO) and the Crucial Vacuum team members joined at his home to fielding requests for our customers.  It also explains the uniqueness of our business model with our own brand vacuum parts and how Sandy disrupted it.

Without further ado, click the link below and scroll down to the Crucial Vacuum paragraph:

http://www.fastcompany.com/3002710/how-squarespace-grouper-and-east-coast-companies-worked-through-sandy

We’ve been very proactive with our customers through every step of the Sandy impact.

1. Facebook & Twitter have been updated throughout the process.

2. The header on our site was constantly updated and linked customers to more information on how the storm impacted our orders. www.crucialvacuum.com
The blog as you saw had been updated to further reach our customer audience.

3. We reached out to thousands of customers via email starting from 10/25 and continue to let them know about potential delays.

We are extremely proud of how the Crucial Vacuum team handled this crisis.  Our primary goal was to deliver the product our customers ordered and we did that by any means we had. Hurricane Sandy was a great test for Crucial Vacuum and the characteristics of the company truly shined in a time of a natural disaster.