Pikk-it was the clever idea of co-founder of 2020 Creations Ltd, David Eccles. Sat in his kitchen one night, frustrated how long it was taking to clean the hairs and fibres out of his vacuum cleaner, David went in search of a product that could help him. Very soon it was clear there was nothing. He was inspired to invent one himself.
It took many attempts – prototypes first made of cardboard, followed by technical drawings until finally he was able to get something produced using 3D printing in nylon plastic.
With the help of some social media influencers, the new product Rollareleasa was born. And it sold! David and his daughter would be seen packing up the new product to send out to customers in their kitchen.
From attending a Trade show in 2019, David was then invited to appear with Rollareleasa on ‘The Customer is Always Right’ on BBC1. The product grew in popularity and in July 2020, it was decided to launch a new metal version under the new brand name – Pikk-it. Pikk-it launched in the UK on 26 October 2020.
Whether you have a Dyson, Shark, Hoover…… and it has a roller and a brush you will have to remove hair (human, pet or synthetic), cotton, string, fluff and a whole host of other debris.
Millions and millions of pounds have been spent by vacuum cleaner manufacturers to combat this issue unfortunately the laws of physics stand firmly in their way.
The design of a vacuum cleaner is that the rotating brush moves through the carpet loosening the dirt and debris that is sucked up by the vacuum. Unfortunately longer fibres like hairs, cotton or string quickly get tangled around the roller and/ or brushes.
Anything metallic – scissors, knives, screwdrivers, will damage the roller and brushes. Fingers are just gross as there will be dust mites, bacteria and all sorts of yucky things living in there.