The Cleaning Materials and Tech Your Home Needs in 2016


Each new year, you see dozens of posts about trendy gadgets or best practices for some innovative industry. House cleaning services in San Francisco may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but there’s plenty of gadgetry (and some tried-and-true techniques that will never go out of style) that makes tidiness much easier. If you’re staring down your resolutions or ready to get a jump on spring cleaning, keep these house cleaning tips and technologies in mind.

Robotic Vacuums

Robotic vacuum cleaners aren’t brand new, but they’re more affordable and effective than ever before. The Roomba by iRobot is one of the most popular options, with a variety of models ranging from $350 to $700. These come with familiar attachments that may remind you of your old Hoover. There are even robotic floor scrubbers, mops, and pool cleaners.

The CleanWave Sanitizing Wand

This UV-C light wand does the work we usually save for hand sanitizers or disinfecting spray. Passing the wand over cooking surfaces, tables, and doorknobs, eliminates germs and malodorous bacteria without ever touching a chemical. These are available in the $60 to $100 range.


This year, leave the ladder in the garage – let a robot do your window washing. Winbot by Ecovacs Robotics uses magnetics to secure itself to a window and employs microfiber pads to get the job done. This can be a major time saver if you have tall windows or a storefront to keep nice and shiny. These cleaning robots are priced between $250 and $400.

If these innovations leave you feeling some technophobia, here are a couple classics that technology could never replace.

Fresh Lemons

Lemons can help you clean some metals and copper, your sink and shower faucets, the microwave, and more. They’re particularly useful in removing unpleasant food smells or stains.


Cornstarch is another stain-saver. Sprinkle some on carpets or upholstery where needed, dab with some white vinegar (after it sits for 10–15 minutes), and depending on the spot, hit it with the vacuum.


These new or improved technologies can help you save time cleaning this year. If you’re running a business or just busy at home, these cleaning solutions can help you get the job done. Seattle maid services maids know these and other tricks of the trade. For a comprehensive cleaning solution, look for a Seattle area home cleaning service that can meet your every need.

Social Summaries

Google+ – Technology tends to make life easier, and this is certainly the case when comes to housekeeping. Check out these new innovations and some of our old favorites. Keep your home or business clean with these tips and tech developments.

Facebook – Many exciting innovations arrived in 2015, and the New Year has plenty more in store. Here are a few of our favorites and some classic standbys to keep your home clean. Get a jump on spring cleaning with these tips.

Twitter – Working too hard on cleaning this year? Check out these home innovations and classic techniques, and put your time and energy to better use.

This is guest post and Article provided by April Lanes Home Cleaning

April Lane’s Home Cleaning is now one of the largest independently owned Seattle house cleaning companies. Our clients prefer to spend their time doing other activities rather than cleaning house. For over 15 years, our trained staff has provided exceptional, customized home cleaning services that give our clients freedom from household chores and time to do what they like.

2 Responses

  1. James Compton March 18, 2016 / 02:56

    Nice informative Article. But you could have add a paragraph about Eco-friendly home cleaning. I think Green Cleaning will rule 2016 in Cleaning service industry.

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