HONG KONG–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Even though Americans are obsessed with cleaning their homes, a potential looming recession is causing many people to rethink their cleaning budget and turn to technology for help. A new survey from Narwal, a fast-growing robotics startup, finds that half of Americans surveyed are re-evaluating how much they spend on everyday cleaning products and supplies — with some people willing to give up luxuries for a lifetime of clean floors.
This is a sign that Americans are looking to tighten their budgets — nearly half are rethinking their spending on daily cleaning supplies and supplies. The majority of those surveyed said they spend up to $200 a year on cleaning products. The survey of more than 1,000 American adults was conducted by Propeller Insights on behalf of Narwhal.
In addition, the survey showed that Americans clean at least once a week, on average, and that they make counters, toilets, sinks and floors their top cleaning priorities. Who cleans better? The majority of men and women agree that cleaning is a women’s job, and they do it best.
Many people would also rather clean than hire help to do it – with a whopping 81% prefer to tackle the floors themselves. It makes sense — cleaning is also a form of therapy for many Americans. About three in ten respondents consider cleaning floors to be therapeutic, while about half (48%) said they associated cleaning with positive feelings.
It may feel good to clean, but it may not feel good enough to walk barefoot. Although more than half of those surveyed said their floors are clean enough to walk on, they still prefer to wear slippers in the house.
Many of those surveyed would give up luxuries such as video games (41%), alcohol (41%) and cannabis (41%) for a lifetime of clean floors. While they may be willing to give up video games, Americans crave some cleaning technology. Nearly three in five even think there is a real chance of introducing smart technology into home cleaning products. The demand is even stronger (15% more) in the parent group.
“AI is revolutionizing traditional forms of cleaning,” said Junbin Zhang, Narwal founder and CEO. “Narwhal is using AI to revolutionize the cleaning industry, making the cleaning process more enjoyable and ultimately improving the home environment.”
Narwhal is an advanced, fast charging and self-cleaning robot mop/vacuum cleaner that is easy to use. The Narwhal T10 includes these groundbreaking features:
- User-friendly: Narwhal is easy to use and maintain. One click is all it takes for the T10 to map, vacuum, mop and return home.
- super quiet: Designed to keep noise to a minimum – and not disturb even a sleeping baby – the Narwhal T10 is built with noise-canceling materials and an improved air duct seal design for a quieter user experience.
- Self-cleaning: This self-cleaning mop automatically detects the soiling of the mop and is thoroughly scrubbed on a “washboard”. Once cleaning is complete, the mops are automatically dried to prevent germs and bacteria from growing.
- Smart cleaning: With smart maps and navigation, the technology of the T10 guides the robot on a special cleaning route.
The Narwhal T10 has received a number of awards in recognition of its innovative technology and smart living impact, including Time Magazine’s “The Best Inventions of 2020;” CES 2020 Innovation Award product; 2020 Edison Gold Award winner; German Innovation Award ’20 Winner; and RedDot Design Award 2020.
As a fast-growing robotics startup, Narwhal is leading a house cleaning revolution that gives people more time to pursue their passions. The innovative technology company is committed to solving problems – no matter how small – in the user’s life. Narwhal is involved in SLAM, 3D perception, AI object recognition, robotic mechanisms and big data application. To date, the company has filed more than 458 patent applications for groundbreaking products. The Narwhal T10 has been featured in major publications and by major media outlets such as CNET, Forbes, BBC and Entrepreneur.