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Advances in Technology Enable Effective and Eco-Friendly Cleaning

Posted on December 09 2019

This year, 77% of Americans took nearly a week to complete a thorough spring clean of their home. Having a clean and healthy place to live is a priority for most people, and cleaning can be very satisfying and make you feel safer in your own home. However, it is also rather time-consuming, and some commonly used products can be harmful to the environment and your health. Fortunately, advances in technology have seen a rise in the availability of highly effective and sustainable cleaning products made without harsh chemicals, and smart technology can now help to minimize the need for such products in the first place. 

Effective Eco-Friendly Products

Technology in cleaning isn’t just about equipment and smart devices. It has enabled the manufacturing of increasingly eco-friendly products that effectively remove dirt and bacteria without the disadvantages of harsher chemical cleaners. In the cleaning industry, improvements in technology have made the production of ionized water easier for more facilities. Tap water can be converted into a chemical-free cleaner by infusing it with ozone in an electrolysis process, so creating a highly safe and effective disinfectant. Homeowners can also invest in a compact water ionizer for the home. The resulting ionized water kills 99.9% of bacteria but leaves no chemical residue when used in the kitchen and on other surfaces around the home.

Reducing Environmental Impact

Water is the main ingredient in most cleaning fluids but this makes them heavy and expensive to transport and deliver. This means even eco-friendly products create a large carbon footprint, especially since they are also packaged in single-use plastic bottles. Scientists have now developed a method of compressing cleaning products into tablet form, which can then be dissolved in ordinary tap water in a reusable bottle. As well as being more sustainable, these products have also been designed to be easier to use and more effective than conventional cleaners.

Preventing Major Clean-Ups

Some problem areas in the home, such as the formation of mold, are harder to treat without using harsh and potentially harmful chemical cleaners. However, advances in smart technology mean that these issues can be more easily prevented in the first place. Air purifiers and dehumidifiers are not new, but, when these devices are combined with smart technology, their effectiveness is enhanced. By providing you with feedback on the quality of air in your home, you can be alerted to unseen problems and unusual levels of moisture in the air. This means you can deal with the causes of mold before it has time to become an unsightly mess and contaminate the air with its spores.  

New technology can make keeping your house clean and safe much easier with increasingly sophisticated devices and smart appliances. In addition, through innovative scientific design, it enables the creation of sustainable cleaning products which, although gentler on the environment and less harmful to your family’s health, are also highly effective. 

contributed by freelance writer Sally Preston

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