Robotic vacuums have become both widely available and beloved to eager buyers in recent years. They’re expected to make up more than 96% of household robotic appliance sales in 2019, according to the International Federation of Robotics.
Why then has everyone become so enamored of these little guys and their sweeping prowess? And why should you take the plunge and buy your own? We explain all of this for you in the post below.
1. You don’t have to be home to clean
Having a robotic vacuum in your life means that you never have to worry about taking chunks out of your free time for vacuuming. They can be programmed to do their rounds while you’re out of the house. If your schedule is regular, simply set up the timing so that the chore gets done while you’re at work.
If you’re going to be out of town for work or a vacation, your robotic vacuum is happy to keep doing its job, taking care of any dust or other debris - guaranteeing you a lovely clean floor upon your return.
2. No worries about recharging
Yep, these vacuums return to their docking station for recharging at the end of each cleaning cycle. As long as their charging dock is plugged in, you never have to worry about low batteries. Some models will even stop cleaning and return themselves to the dock, should they detect a low battery.
3. They’re flexible about the types of surfaces they clean
You know how you’re always adjusting your regular vacuum’s settings as you move from room to room, encountering hard floors, low pile carpets, and thicker rugs? Robotic vacuums are designed to handle this on the fly with their sensors that detect changes in floor surfaces. You can let them run all around your home, and they can handle the changes of surface with ease.
4. Sets boundaries
If you’re worried about your robotic vacuum cleaner taking a tumble down the stairs, or bonking into your fragile floor vases, you can let it know that these spots are off-limits. Do this by setting up a virtual wall in the programming function. This will act as a boundary that your device cannot cross.
Top tip: To allow your robotic vacuum to do its best job, do a little prep work and tidy up. You’ll want it to be able to have free range to do its job - which means picking up floor clutter like toys and any other unplanned obstacles in its path. You’ll always have a neater home in the process.
5. Built-in sensors detect dirt for spot cleaning
Robotic vacuums have built-in sensors that can detect what areas of your home need extra work, and they’ll make extra passes over the area. High traffic areas like hallways, entryways, mudrooms, and playrooms will get the extra attention they need to keep them clean.
6. No manual cleaning
Not only will you spend less time pushing a regular floor vacuum around, you will not have to worry about the strain that comes with vacuuming. You will be able to go about usual your day-to-day activities while your robotic helper will handle the vacuuming, keeping everything cleaner than ever. There simply won’t be enough time for dirt and debris to build up, and you’ll never worry about how your floors look to unexpected guests.
7. They’re great in tight spaces
Even with the best of regular vacuums, it’s impossible to squeeze all the way under beds, back in corners and odd spots, and under cabinet edges. Robotic vacuums go right up to the wall and scoot under the furniture in pursuit of dust bunnies with never a complaint.
8. Connect to your home Wi-Fi
Robotic vacuums have evolved. Many of them now have the ability to connect to your home Wi-Fi and be linked to your smartphone or tablet. This allows you to control the robotic vacuum from your device. For example, the “Roombas” both work with iRobot’s mobile app, called Home.
Need a quick sweep before you get home? Just pull out your phone and let your vacuum know!
9. Cordless design
The problem with vacuum cleaners that have cords is that they can cause a lot of hassle when it comes to moving them from room to room. Most importantly, accidents can occur when the cords get tangled and people trip and fall over them.
With a robotic vacuum, you will not have to worry about any of the above. You’ll get all of your floors cleaned without having to keep plugging and unplugging the device.
10. Great for people with injuries or disabilities
Even lightweight modern vacuums can be hard to operate for anyone recovering from injuries or living with a disability. You’ve probably noticed that a session of vacuuming is much more of a workout than you would expect. Robotic vacuums are totally independent as they go about their work, and you don’t have to do any pushing, pulling, or reaching. They are also great for elderly individuals, too.
Robotic vacuums are better than ever, and bound to improve your home life. They keep your floors cleaner, cut down on dust and other allergens in ways that your manually operated vacuum never could, and give you much more free time. They change your life in the most positive of ways!