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The Smart Devices Guarding The Cleanliness Of Your Home

Posted October 1, 2018

With everyone’s lives getting busier by the day, one thing that so many of us can agree to is that the time spent cleaning our homes can put to better use in other areas.

The technological advancements made in recent years aim to make general cleaning a lot easier and more time efficient. While the market seems to have become saturated, there are a few stand out smart devices that you won’t want to do without.

Keeping the house clean requires lots of work, but it’s easier when technology comes to help. Image credit: pascalhelmer via Pixabay, CC0 Public Domain

For Your Floors

One of the most popular techno cleaners which are now used in many US homes is robot vacuums. Vacuuming is a task that you have to do; there’s no way around it. Dust, dirt from outside and things such as crumbs and hair litter your floors every day, and while traditional vacuuming is a time-consuming job no one wants to do, robot vacuum cleaners have drastically reduced the amount of time you need to spend cleaning. Usually, the battery operated with a rechargeable battery, you turn these robotic vacuums on, and they will do the work for you.

Two such cleaners are the Roomba 960 and the Roomba 980. Both of these IRobot products have cameras and built-in navigation which work together to map a route of your home, ensuring an efficient, thorough clean every time. The Roomba 980 is slightly more powerful and works with a different cleaning system.

A gadget very similar to the robot vacuum is the robot mop. Also connecting via Wi-Fi and utilizing built-in cameras, robot mops are specifically designed to clean your tiles, hardwood floors and any other type of hard flooring around your home. The robot mops generally work with a rechargeable battery, and most brands apply pressure as the mop to effectively clean your floors, especially areas which are particularly dirty.

Brands such as Everybot work to heat the small amount of water that is required to mop the floors, ensuring that all germs are effectively killed while still allowing the floors to dry relatively quickly. Some brands such as IRobot have jets attached to the front that works to loosen dirt before the mop goes over it. Most brands make use of microfiber pads that pick up even the smallest amount of dirt. Paired with a robot vacuum, your floors will always be spotless.

Keeping Your Windows Clean

Window cleaning is a job that is often forgotten about due to how inconvenient it is. It’s not something that comes to mind straight away when you think about cleaning your home but having crystal clear windows makes all the difference in the world. Another robotic cleaning device has been invented specifically to clean your windows. Working in a similar way to a mop, the robot window cleaners typically use microfibre clothes to clean the glass. Upon turning on most robot window cleaners, including the Cop Rose brand, the suctioning allows the device to stick to your windows.

Nearly all brands are remote controlled, with a cord attaching from the robot to the remote, meaning the device isn’t completely hands-free. Besides, window cleaner generally still needs to be applied manually. Using robotic window cleaners aren’t as effortless compared with the vacuums and mops; however, it still saves you a lot of time and effort when cleaning your home.

For A Spotless Kitchen

Cleaning your stovetop and oven can be one of the hardest chores around the home. Oil splatter, grease, and bits of food make it feel almost impossible to clean, and the amount of effort required is huge. Rather than struggling, a device has been invented which looks almost like an electric toothbrush but can be used to clean your stove and oven surfaces.

The Sonic Scrubber is one of the more popular brands and comes with different attachments to allow for use on kitchen surfaces other than just your stove and oven. It used water which is heated to a high temperature and ejected out of the spinning head which is made up of bristles that scrub away at the dirt. The device is battery operated, and although it is hand-held, the need to apply a large amount of pressure to destroy the grease doesn’t exist.

Germ-Free Toilet

When it comes to cleaning your toilet bowl, you likely don’t particularly enjoy doing it or clean it as often as you really should. Even when the toilet appears clean, there are thousands of germs that you can’t even see. You can now get a system which cleans your toilet bowl automatically. The only job you need to do is replace the refillable cartridge every three months, and that’s it. The device attaches to the overflow tube of the flush valve inside your toilet. It excretes a blue, bleach-free cleaning solution every time the toilet is flushed, killing germs after every use.

Brands such as Flush N’ Sparkle use eco-friendly cleaning solutions that clean your bowl while also protecting it from stains. The price of the refills tends to be quite affordable, and by only needing replacements every three months, you can almost just set it up and forget about it.

Speed Up Your Laundry

Washing and drying your laundry isn’t generally a huge job thank to your washer and dryer. However, the folding of your clean laundry, on the other hand, is a tedious job. It can take hours, especially if you have a large family. A device has been invented that takes care of the folding for you. Although it is a relatively bulky device, the FoldMate allows you to feed your clothes through one at a time while it removes any wrinkles and folds them for you.

The machine is built to handle a variety of different materials, and the folding process happens at a rapid pace, producing a pile of neatly folded, crease-free clothes. The machine is not able to hold smaller items such as underwear, or large linen items, but most types of shirts, pants and every-day wear can be done for you with this machine.

With time becoming more of a precious resource and a massive amount of tasks filling up our everyday lives, putting these smart technological devices to use around the home will not only save time but take the effort and stress out of keeping your home clean. What once took hours may now only take 30 minutes.

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