The cleaning industry has seen some great innovations over the years. Each new invention has made the cleaning process more efficient and effective. With every passing day we are moving towards modernised cleaning tools, which will transform our approach towards cleanliness and hygiene.
For now let’s look at the top 5 innovations over the years that have completely transformed the way we clean-
- Miracle Mop
After being frustrated with inefficiency ordinary mops, Joy Mangano came up with the Miracle Mop. It was a self-wringing plastic mop made from a continuous loop of 300 meter of cotton. It could easily be wrung out without getting the users hands wet. Also, the mop head could be detached and thrown in the washing machine for easy cleaning and disinfection.
Even with a slow start, once the product achieved some televised promotion from Mangano herself, it was a hit! By 2000, Mangano’s company was selling $10 million worth of Miracle Mops.
- Vacuum Cleaner
A vacuum cleaner or a hoover uses an air pump to create a partial vacuum to suck up dirt and dust from floors and upholstery such as carpets and rugs. Vacuum cleaners come in different sizes for all kinds of industrial and domestic use. They have evolved from manual cleaners to powered cleaners with modern configurations.
- Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
A robotic vacuum cleaner is a modern form of carpet sweeper, usually with limited suction power. It is a smarter version of a traditional vacuum cleaner. The smart vacuums come with a variety of features such as obstacle avoidance and scanners for methodical cleaning. Some latest versions can even be connected to a smartphone to display performance maps.
- Microfiber Cloth
Microfiber cloth is made up of ultra-fine synthetic fibres finer than one deneir. It is popularly used to make athletic wear and accessories. Apart from this it has been quite revolutionary for the cleaning industry. The fine fibers enable this cloth to be an excellent cleaning product. It is widely used by car detailers for various cleaning tasks such as removing wax from paintwork, quick detailing, cleaning interior, cleaning glass, and drying. It is a suitable option as there is no lint or fiber residue. Microfibers are also used to make mops, which might be more expensive but last a long time and are far more effective.
- Touch Free Cleaning
More recently the cleaning industry has taken a huge step towards touch-free cleaning. It is majorly used for restrooms, where the cleaner can clean and disinfect every surface without touching any of it.
It entails three features, chemical injection, pressure washer and wet vacuuming. First, the worker will cover contaminated and soiled surfaces with cleaning chemicals and then clean it with a high-pressure water spray. Then using the wet vacuum clean the floor dry.
This gives cost and time effective results without touching any soiled surface.
The cleaning industry has seen great strides over the past years, which has not only automated the cleaning process but made it more effective in terms of both cost and time. Sure there is still a long way to go, but we have already seen some incredible inventions!