Hi, I’m Henry and I invented and developed the Sweepovac which is fast becoming a standard item in households all over Ireland and the UK.


People often ask me what the inspiration for the product was, and I always explain that it was a number of things.

Any one who knows me or my family, knows we like to eat well and we like to cook. My wife Paula describes me as a messy chef (which is only partly true), but when the kids help out – and my 8 year old Tom loves to cook – things can get a bit messy in the kitchen.

 

Gathering up this mess from the floor was always a pet hate of mine and with a strained back, I had a particular dislike of using a dustpan and small brush

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This sparked my initial inspiration. I imagined an appliance that could easily be fitted beneath the kitchen units which would suck in all the floor sweepings and the start of the design process began During this design phase, we made two important discoveries that showed how useful the Sweepovac could be. I fitted a unit in my parents house as part of the trial. Now my Dad, having been a farmer for over 50 years is a fit but stiff 74 year old. When he told us that the Sweepovac unit was the handiest device he had ever used, it became obvious to us that a Sweepovac would be ideal for anyone with mobility issues. So we made the switch bigger, included a really easy action (that the gentlest of taps from the brush could operate) and we included a 10 second timer.

 

Our second great discovery was when Paula realised that the Sweepovac was perfect for removing all of the pet hairs and debris from the brush head. As pet owners to Joey, our very large golden Labrador, we were delighted with this great solution to managing his molting pet hair.

So the Sweepovac has helped to create domestic harmony in our home with happy parents, a happy family and even a happy dog too! We hope you find your Sweepovac just as useful.

 

Best Regards
Henry, Paula, Emmet, Tom and Eva May Fingleton

(and Joey our labrador)