The vacuum cleaner could be cited as a classic example of how technology can significantly cut down on human efforts in the context of household chores to make life easy and comfortable. The vacuum cleaner was commercially launched in India in the late eighties. After the next few years of its entry into the Indian market, it used to be sold as a niche home utility product at an exorbitant price. Therefore, it was restricted to only the affluent class and was far from being adopted by people at large. But it was reinvented and reincarnated in the early nineties when Eureka Forbes revived it back in its new avatar as a mass product at an affordable price designed to cater to the fancies and aspiration of Indian middle class.
The vacuum cleaner undoubtedly redefined the consumer utility space in India and it paved the way for the corporate to explore the enormous potential which lies untapped in every household of middle-class India. With this, a new genre called FMCD (Fast Moving Consumer Durable) emerged in India with a bunch of big corporate joining in the bandwagon of opportunity which eventually marked a new era of consumerism in India. With vacuum cleaner being synonymous with the idea of household hygiene in India, it became a lifestyle statement of the Indian household that scores high on the parameter of cleanliness and hygiene.
Through the passage of time, the Vacuum cleaner has evolved both in shape and utility. Earlier, it used to be heavier and much bigger in size and it had a cylindrical shape. Later, it had got its shape shrunk into that of an oval or semi-circle with a sleek look, narrow waistline and remarkably less heavy. Earlier, there was the only factor of efficiency at work which was stressed upon, but later, novel ways and means were discovered to put it in myriad use in order to widen its spectrum of utility. New variants were also launched with an extension in usage pattern in order to make it competent to clean wardrobe, the surface of the garden with dried up leaves littered all around, car decor and whatnot. Vacuum Cleaner has now been recalibrated with the power of automation.
Different kinds of robotic sensors have been integrated into it to automate the sequence of action without any human intervention. Hence, the robot vacuum for carpet and other Robotic versions are no longer distant dreams. Technology advancements have opened up new possibilities of future innovation which can even train a vacuum cleaner to figure out the frequency of cleaning exercise on the merit of measurement of dust particles present in the air in a particular time of the year. There are a few more factors which triggered improvisation in the design of a prototype of a vacuum cleaner.
The other factors which led to changes over time in the structural anatomy of a vacuum the cleaner is its mobility, lack of storage space, energy efficiency leading to lesser consumption of electricity and of course, a lesser human intervention which leaves eminent scope for automation.
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Anatomy of a vacuum cleaner
The basic Structural design of a vacuum cleaner has not changed much over time. There are two different components which have been assembled into one. There is the main body component which comes in different geometric shapes and sizes, depending upon the power of the valve and the nature of the surface to be cleaned. The main body component holds the motor valve inside it. The motor valve runs either on electricity or powered by chargeable batteries. The valve produces air which sucks the dust particles into a dust bag through a filter, located inside the main component body and are available in different sizes, based on the magnitude of the task. There is a long duct pipe attached to a valve which helps the vacuum cleaner head to reach out to the difficult places such as surfaces at high altitude, far-flung corners where we cannot stretch our hands to.
All of us must have seen vacuum cleaners in different places. Vacuum cleaners used usually at home are way different from that of those used commercially at business centers, mall, park, parking lot or in retail outlets. The architectural layout of the cleaners depends much on the design of usability and complexity quotient of the task at hand. Shark vacuum cleaner, robot vacuum for hardwood floors, hand vacuum cleaner, and industrial vacuum cleaner are some of the important species in the family of vacuum cleaners.
The Shark vacuum cleaner has been designed with a specific and defined manual in mind. It is primarily being used for specific surfaces like the terrain wrapped in rugged tiles or soft carpet. It is also recommended for the places like an attic that lies out of the reach of human hands, the surface of the garden which is strewn with branches of trees and smoked leaves. Different varieties of shark vacuum cleaner are also available for complete cleansing of cars and its interior decor. It is pretty frequent in the commercial spectrum as well. When it comes to cleaning a wide space stretching across thousands of square feet or a ceiling, using shark vacuum cleaner could be an ideal way to get the job done with ease.
Some tips for cleaning a Shark vacuum filter
The process to be followed to clean the shark vacuum cleaner is quite similar to that of any other variety of vacuum cleaner.
❖ Shark vacuum cleaner usually follows a bit complex anatomical structure with a horde of parts and modules being attached to it. Thus, first, we need to remove different parts of the vacuum cleaner along with its filter and put them together in a single tub.
❖ Once the entire body structure is split into bits and parts, we need to separate them based on the material they are made of.
❖ Most of the part of its body is made of polymer or synthetic substance which is water-resistant. We can rinse them well in water and it is always advisable to use some liquid soap or shampoo, which is mild and contains zero or low percentage of alkaline.
❖ Some of the parts are made of stainless steel, especially the joints and the intersections which need to be rubbed well with a dry piece of cloth and we can apply some basic lubricant oil on their surface. This will keep them smooth in use and insulate them from getting rusted.
❖ Filters are required to be dipped into water at least for two hours at a stretch for the dirt to be moved away from it. We can also pour some mild soap or detergent into the water, but it has to be used in moderation. After two hours pass by, we need to take it out from the water and get it dried up completely before assembling it back to the main body again.
❖ We need to clean a shark vacuum cleaner once, every two weeks according to this Shark filter cleaning guide. Naturally, the interval at which we need to clean it primarily depends on how frequently we use it.
So this is how vacuum cleaner happened to mankind and it evolved itself in sync with fast-paced changes in the hygiene habits of mankind to continue to become one of the most useful inventions of modern science that has helped us explore joy in the monotony of the daily cleaning of homes.