When it comes to cleaning hard floors — whether it is tiles, wood or luxury vinyl — a mix of sweeping, vacuuming, and then mopping can get them sparkling clean. The brush and vacuum take care of all the loose bits of dust and dirt, and the wet mop washes away the ingrained grime and wet or dried spills.
However, it is also labour intensive as you switch between techniques and cleaning tools. And then there’s the inconvenience of having to wait for your newly washed wet floor to dry before you can walk across the room again.
Three jobs in one
The solution is a cleaner that combines the best of all these techniques in a wet and dry vacuum. Its powerful suction can vacuum the floor clean of crumbs, dropped food, tracked-in dirt and debris, and even spills of liquid.
Then the ‘wet’ part does what you previously relied on a mop, sponge-style of floor cleaner or even scrubbing brush (if you're going old school) to do in removing the more stubborn and sticky stains and spills — even if they are dried on.
Dual water tanks
In a wet and dry vacuum, there are two separate water tanks to ensure that you aren’t cleaning the bulk of the floor with dirty water — like you would with a conventional mop, when you use the same water you’ve just rinsed the grimy mop or cleaner head in.
The hot clean water (mixed with floor-cleaning fluid), and the waste water are kept in separate tanks that operate on a cycle — so you are always using clean water to mop with and not just pushing tepid dirty water around — resulting in pristine floors and a more hygienic clean.
Quick drying time
When mopping old style, not only is it hard work, but you also had to wait for it to dry afterwards, and hope that the children or pets — who were probably responsible for most of the dirt — didn’t dash across your pristine floor, leaving a trail of paw or footprints.
With a wet and dry vacuum, like the EZVIZ RH1 Smart Cordless Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner, it can automatically adjust water flow, so the brush isn’t too wet — which means it dries quickly and won’t leave water streaks. It also has a self-cleaning head that flushes out all the dirt and debris before auto-drying, so you don't have the tiresome job of having to clean your tools and appliances after you've cleaned your floor.
How often should I clean hard floors?
To keep hard floors looking spotless, you should vacuum at least once a week and wet clean once or twice a month. However, you might find it necessary to do it more often if you have children or particularly messy pets. And the same in winter if mud and dirt is being blown or walked into the house.
The EZVIZ RH1 Smart Cordless Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner
The new EZVIZ RH1 Smart Cordless Wet & Dry vacuum cleaner is a three-in-one cleaner that tackles sweeping, mopping, and vacuuming, before cleaning itself afterwards. It is cordless and easy to manoeuvre, working on a large rechargeable battery. Designed for all types of hard floors, the impressive suction power can remove both dry dirt and wet waste, while a built-in infrared sensor gauges how dirty the floor is, automatically adjusting the water flow, roller speed, and suction power as needed. There is a high-capacity dual-tank design, so waste and clean water never go to the same place, and after the job is done, the mopping head auto-cleans and air-dries itself to prevent bacteria from building up, leaving it spotlessly clean ready for the next time you use it. The easy-to-read LED display details power levels, ongoing tasks, and gives maintenance alerts. It costs £349.99 from the EZVIZ online store. This is the first cleaning appliance to be produced by EZVIZ, a leading name in smart home security devices. They will be expanding the range by introducing the RH2 early in 2023, with upgrades including multiple sterilisation methods and a pleasant fragrance.