One of the best things you can do to make sure that you have a pleasant time using your robot vacuum is to buy from a reputable brand and to get a model that has all features you find useful for your space cleaning requirements. For instance, if you have pets, you might want to get yourself a model that has a feature that makes it possible for it to pick the tiny pet hairs that could be lying all over the floor and causing your family asthma risks.
But even after getting a robot cleaner that has everything you deem necessary, you must ensure that you use it appropriately so that every cleaning session yields the results that you want. You really do not want your vacuum to miss spots on your floors just because you didn’t do simple things that would have made a difference.
1. Take time to read instruction of use – Just like any other home appliance, your robot vacuum will come with directions of use. No matter how easy you think using the cleaner is, always read the manufacturer’s instructions so you know and do exactly what is expected of you. The guides will help you put a few parts together and teach you how to control your robot and even make simple changes when the need arises. You may need to check the system brushes and canisters every once in a while and this is something you can learn only by reading through the guide that comes with the unit. Even if you have used a similar unit before, do not assume that all models are the same.
2. Declutter your floors before a cleanup – It is indeed a robot that comes complete with sensors that help it create virtual walls of where to clean and occupied areas to avoid. Try and create a free space for the robot to have an easier time cleaning and ensure that you do not have missed spots all over. For instance, if you leave toys and chairs scattered all over, your vacuum will wash areas around them only. The systems are designed to navigate around furniture they can’t go under and around items and walls effectively and safely. Play your part before scheduled cleaning so you have an all sparkling floor by the time your robot is finished with the cleaning. Don’t worry about carpets and rugs because the systems will clean them too by changing cleaning modes to suit the different surfaces.
3. Place charging station in an accessible spot – It can be against or near a wall with nothing much blocking it so your robot can find its way back to it when it’s done with the cleaning or when the battery runs low. The joy of most robots vacuums is that you do not have to manually recharge them, but you should also make it easy for them to find the charging station to continue serving your needs without your intervention.