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Aug 4 2014

Meet Our Team Monday: Alejandra, Customer Care Extraordinaire

Meet Alejandra a.k.a. Allie:

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Allie started at Crucial Vacuum in June and has already grown beyond her role. As our incredible multi-tasking customer care and marketing associate, Allie deserves the spotlight.

1. What was your favorite food when you were a child?

Spaghetti with meat sauce! I remember asking for seconds at my school’s cafeteria ONLY on spaghetti day! And now, it is one of my daughter’s favorite foods and it is still mine. I have to have it at least once a week. It is such a great comfort food!

2. What is the top played song on your iPod?

It all depends on my mood. But I have to say (after checking my iPod because I have no idea) my entire folder of BitterSweet songs. I just love them! They relax me at times but pump me up at others!

3. What chore do you hate doing and why?

Ironing! I am TERRIBLE at it! I can take an entire morning to iron a shirt and it still ends up wrinkly.

4. If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would you meet?

This is a tough one. It’s between Frank Sinatra or the Dalai Lama. I LOVE Frank Sinatra but I admire the Dalai Lama so much. I would love to learn from his life experiences and philosophies.

5. If you were reincarnated as a vacuum, what kind would you be?

I would definitely be a multi-tasking vacuum cleaner. One that is as versatile as they come so probably an upright vacuum with a lot of suction and lots of attachment tools. I am very strict and OCD at home when it comes to cleanliness.

6. What is one thing that you didn’t know before working at Crucial Vacuum?

I did not know that my vacuum had filters that needed periodical changes. I almost had a heart attack when I got called into my first interview, went into Crucial Vacuum’s website and saw all these filters. I had never changed the filter in our vacuum even though I vacuum daily.

Jul 29 2014

Top Vacuum Troubleshooting Maintenance Tips

To keep your vacuum running smoothly and elongate it’s lifespan, all vacuum cleaners need maintenance and service. However there are a lot of servicing that can be done yourself as long as you know what parts you need and what is wrong with the machine. We asked our customer care team to find out questions customers call about that can be quickly fixed.

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Jul 29 2014

Find the Best Vacuum Cleaner For Your Needs!

Finding the best vacuum cleaner is difficult in our overly advertised world.

One company is showing a sleek new look while the other is stating how lightweight their vacuum is. Of course every vacuum cleaner company states that they have the best suction using their “technology” however the real proof is in the actual breakdown of how it functions. Every company can say their vacuum is the best compared to the rest, but before you spend your hard earned money, is the vacuum you are looking into ideal for your home?

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Jun 17 2014

Eat Your Way to an Allergy Free Season!

As the spring season brings warm weather, it also brings with it sniffling, sneezing, and other annoying seasonal allergy symptoms.

Allergies are caused when histamines bind to receptors causing inflammation of the nasal passages, throat, and eyes. Allergy medicines treat and prevent symptoms using chemicals with anti-histamines and anti-inflammation properties. Anti-inflammatory properties inhibits different enzymes and prevent oxidants from further damaging and destroying tissue. Anti-histamines prevent allergies by blocking histamines from binding to receptors. You could have your doctor inject chemicals with the possibility of adverse effects and around this time, allergy medicines have disappeared from shelves.

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Mar 11 2014

Behind the Scenes: Our Brand New Office

After almost 6 years of consistently growing out of our office locations, we can finally say we made it to our brand new office space – and it feels awesome!

Collectively with our Crucial Vacuum family, we struggled to find the perfect location to root down and grow into. After searching near and far, we found an instant connection to an office space in Cresskill, NJ. It was an extensive project, one where we really had to use our imagination to envision our perfect space, but it was definitely worth it. Not only do we love the new vibes from our office but our performance levels have also gone through the roof.

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