Gone are the days when you had to clean your floors yourself. A new appliance has arrived that will revolutionise households everywhere – the robotic vacuum cleaner.
Keeping your home clean couldn’t be easier. These robots do the vacuuming with minimal input from you. Put your feet up or go for a stroll – with some models you don’t even need to be in the house.
How They Work
Most robotic vacuum cleaners, such as the Roomba series from iRobot, use a series of complicated algorithms that allows the appliance to navigate a room, thoroughly cleaning all floor surfaces it comes into contact with. All you have to do is push a button and away it goes.
Pick a model with automatic charging for even more freedom from vacuuming. When the robot vacuum cleaner runs low on charge, it will navigate back to its charging port and dock automatically, recharging the battery.
You can even schedule some models to run a cleaning programme at a set time. Set the appliance to run while you’re out at work and come home to lovely clean floors.
Shaped for Cleaning
Robot vacuum cleaners tend to be quite small – this means they’re able to get into nooks and crannies more easily, and under furniture. Instead of dragging tables, chairs or even the sofa out of the way, robotic vacuum cleaners reach where you can’t, for a thorough clean.
Manufacturers have designed their robotic vacuum cleaners to cope with the normal, unstructured homes – this means dealing with awkward shapes, enclosed spaces, stairs and drop-offs. Following their algorithms ensures that the entire surface is covered, and they respond to obstacles in their path by gently coming into contact with and navigating around them.
For an even deeper clean, pick a model that can detect when the appliance is in a particularly dirty area, such as Dirt Detection models from Roomba. When they detect extra debris, they make repeated passes over the area to thoroughly remove all the dirt and grime.