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May 13 2015

How to Allergy-Proof Your Home

Allergy-proof-your-homeDealing with allergies? You’re not alone.

Nearly 20% of the population suffers from the same scratchy throat, watery eyes and stuffy nose. Medications can help with relieving some of your allergies but there are other steps you can take to help remove allergens. Use these tips to help allergy-proof your home and battle those symptoms many of us know all too well.

What are you allergic to? 

The first step in removing allergens in your home is to find out what exactly you are allergic to. You can do this by visiting an allergist who will be able to give you an idea as to what to avoid. The most common type of allergies consist of pollen, pet dander, dust and mold. Once you find this out you can take these next steps to allergy-proofing your home. 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 »

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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