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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 »

Mar 20 2015

Spring Cleaning Tips To Get Your Home Out of the Winter Blues

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Spring is in the air. It’s a time of renewal, a time of new beginnings and a time for spring cleaning, especially after this long cold winter. Don’t let your home linger with the winter blues by using these helpful cleaning tips from Crucial Vacuum. Time to breakout your vacuum attachments and let’s get to work.

Warm Weather Clothes are a Go!

Let’s start by organizing your closets. Do you need that heavy winter coat anymore, how about these scarfs? Nah, it’s spring! Its time for light jackets, t-shirts and all things warm weather related.

Take all of your winter clothes and do one of two things with them. Use storage bins and store them in an out of the way place such as an attic, or basement. Be sure they are sealed properly to keep your clothing’s integrity. Two, move them to the far side, or back of the closet and bring your warm weather clothing to the front.

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Mar 19 2015

Its National Poultry Day – Cleaning Tips for Dealing with Raw Chicken

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In honor of National Poultry Day, (yes this is actually a day) we here at Crucial Vacuum are discussing all things fowl including how to thoroughly cleanup after handling raw chicken.

These cleaning tips will leave your kitchen bacteria free and help you avoid getting food poisoning from that dreaded bacteria known as salmonella.

Cleanliness

Most food-based illnesses could be avoided by simply washing your hands properly before and after handling food; this is especially true when it comes to raw chicken.

I’m not talking about a quick rinse under water that’s room temperature. I’m talking about a thorough rinse with hot soapy water for at least 20 seconds. Scrub your hands completely, the front and back, as well as your fingertips and wrists.

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Mar 17 2015

Dyson Pop-Up Store Showcases Never Before Seen Products

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So who here thinks Dyson vacuums are amazing, both to look at and to vacuum with? I don’t know about you, but I for one think they’re pretty stylish. Dyson is basically the Apple of the vacuum world in both its design and innovative attitude towards its respected industry.

Well if you’re a Dyson fan and in the Chicago area the first ever U.S. based Dyson pop-up store opened and it will be running until April 30th.

 

We here at Crucial Vacuum had the pleasure of getting a first hand look at the store and it was rather spectacular and simplistic in its design.

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The purpose of this Dyson pop-up store is to showcase their latest products and give customers a hands on experience like never before. Considering the price of Dyson products this is a great opportunity for customers to see what all the fuss is when it comes to the vacuum giant.

As of now Dyson has permanent stores located in both the U.K. and Japan, but as for the future of other U.S. stores? This all depends on how well received this ‘test store’ goes in Chicago. If Dyson is anything its appealing and I’d expect this store to attract a lot of attention from consumers.

The Chicago Tribune goes into further detail about the store and Dyson’s desire to get in touch with their customers.

For those of you with Dyson products, or possibly looking to purchase one in the future look no further when it comes to replacement parts for your Dyson. As always we here at Crucial Vacuum got you covered.