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Jul 8 2013

Bagless vs. Bagged Vacuums – Which is Best?

In the great big world of vacuum cleaners, there is one thing of which you can be sure: There are so many vacuum brands from which to choose these days such as Shark, Hoover, Dyson, Bissell, Oreck, etc. It comes down to dollars and cents for all of us. For our purposes here, let’s narrow it down to the differences between machines that use vacuum cleaner bags, or bagged vacuums, and those that do not take a vacuum bag, also known as bagless vacuums. Naturally, some people prefer bagless vacuums, while others stick with vacuum bags. Which one should one prefer? Let’s get into the nitty gritty of it all.

What you need to know about Bagless Vacuums

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Jun 24 2013

HondaVac Vacuum Cleaner = No more Interior Car Washes?

Shopvac vacuums are not just for your garage any more. The next best thing is on the horizon; Honda is slated to release a 2014 Touring Elite model Odyssey with an optional vacuum cleaner, an industry first!  Co-developed with ShopVac, the HondaVAC  comes with various attachments, a replaceable Shopvac filter and canister bag, plus a hose they claim can reach virtually any area of the interior. I can only hope this feature filters down to various makes and models, because I can’t stand staring down stale French fries, loose change and other unmentionables stuck in hard-to-reach places in my car much longer. We’re confident that it’s quality will be top-notch, as is their extensive line of popular products that we carry replacement parts for, like the ShopVac Wet Dry cartridge filter. Crucial Vacuum is slated to provide parts for the HondaVAC in the future, so be sure to check our website for availability.

Honda Vac

I was waiting patiently for an entry-level vehicle with a fridge in it, but it seems like that option will be exclusive to luxury rides for the foreseeable future. Check out our extensive line-up of Shopvac Bags and Shopvac filters and stay tuned for the Hondavac vacuum filter coming to our website soon!

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.

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Jan 4 2013

It’s The Small Things That Make a Big Difference

It has been almost a month since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. The school, the town of Newton, CT and the nation is still recovering from the devastation and heartbreak.

When any tragedy happens it’s sad, but this one we felt very close to our hearts given that it happened at a elementary school. For us at Crucial Vacuum, it was a difficult day but our business had to carry on. While we were picking and packing orders and doing what we do to WOW our customers, we came across an order for Pam, a resident of Newtown, CT. Abdul, our warehouse manager said “I would like to write Pam a caring message regarding what happened in her town.” I liked the way Abdul was thinking and gave him the OK to do it!

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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.

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