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Self Cleaning Help in the Home

07 Feb 2011

The idea of cleaning is something that has struck fear into the hearts of people, especially men, since way before historical records began. Cleaning takes time and as time is becoming a precious commodity, especially in the modern world, people simply don’t want to spend it running around the house cloth in hand.

Technology and manufacturing have always looked to reduce the amount of time that we spend cleaning and various inventions like the washing machine, vacuum cleaner or dishwasher have allowed for tedious jobs to be reduced. However, the major gripe that people have with these modern conveniences is that they still require a level of manual effort that eats into precious free time.

In the Far East they are continually improving home cleaning appliances to ease the burden of chores and dependent upon success in home markets, these newer improved appliances can end up in the homes of British consumers. A recent example of such is the iRobot, or ‘Vacuum Cleaning Robot’ that, simply put, is a small robot that automatically travels around a room performing all of the duties of a regular vacuum cleaner without the need for manual control.

Another invention that’s similar in principle to the iRobot but is designed to automatically clean the windows of a house is the Windoro. The Windoro is a South Korean invention and was recently presented to a western audience at a technology trade show. Although the need for a gadget that performs such tasks in the current economic climate is debateable, there is no doubting a robot that automatically cleans windows would be a great talking point with the neighbours. Take a look at the video below to see the Windoro in action.

Those of you who are baffled by the concept of gadgets like the Windoro can always turn to Pilkington for a self-cleaning solution that reduces the time and money invested in cleaning windows.

After years of development, Pilkington Activ™ is the world's first self-cleaning glass to use a microscopic coating with a unique dual-action. The first stage of the cleaning process is photocatalytic. In this stage the coating reacts with daylight to break down organic dirt. The second stage is hydrophilic. Here, instead of forming droplets, rainwater hits the glass and spreads evenly, running off in a sheet and taking the loosened dirt with it, also drying quickly without leaving streaks.

So instead of waiting for the rise of the robots it probably makes more sense to consult Pilkington United Kingdom on the benefits of Pilkington Activ self-cleaning glass a technology that can be installed and left to clean itself with a little help form mother nature.