How Technology Can Revolutionize Your Cleaning Routine
The cleaning industry is no stranger to innovation. New technologies are making it easier than ever to keep your house clean, green, and organized, saving you both time and frustration. In the future, we can expect to see this boom in automated cleaning technology to continue, revolutionizing the way that families maintain their homes.
Many of us are familiar with the friendly yet formal voice of electronic assistants such as Siri, Alexa, and Google Voice. While most electronic assistants can’t help out with the dusting and the dishes, they can help you to keep everything at home organized and on track. You can set alarms and reminders so that you don’t forget anything important on your calendar, make shopping lists to ensure your fridge is fully stocked, or even turn on lights and appliances.
In September 2002, home cleaning technology got just a little bit closer to the world of The Jetsons with the introduction of the Roomba. This small, disc-shaped robot is programmed to clean floors without damaging walls or furniture. As it runs, motion sensors detect obstacles in its path so that it can avoid accidentally hitting anything.
Since the invention of the Roomba, other appliance manufacturers have been scrambling to get their foot in the quickly emerging field of robotic home tech. Now, not only are there vacuuming robots but also mopping robots such as the Braava and even gutter-cleaning bots such as the Looj. You can expect to see more automated cleaning appliances come out in the next few years, along with a marked increase in performance and quality.
The Internet of Things
The advent of the Internet of Things, or IoT, is helping countless families to streamline their homes using smart technology. By connecting appliances over the Internet, you can easily control every aspect of your home from your mobile phone. IoT technology allows you to set your thermostat or start prepping dinner before you’re even halfway through your commute home from work.
You can also use the Internet of Things to get housework started while you’re away from home. By connecting appliances such as your washing machine or dishwasher to the IoT, you can work on cleaning your home from just about anywhere. Better yet, when you return after a long day at the office, you can come home to a clean house.
As technology continues to advance, we can expect to see new and better cleaning supplies emerge in the marketplace. Technological advancements in the cleaning industry are taking the stress out of keeping a clean home.
Contribution by freelance writer Sally Preston