Vacuum Cleaner

Tips for using a Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Cleaning your home, store room or car, is an easy work when you use a vacuum cleaner. Yet, moving your vacuum cleaner just up and down the targeted area will not necessarily get the best cleaning results. For an efficient and effective cleaning job, some very simple principles should be applied, and the result would be perfect.

Different vacuum cleaner types are used for different cleaning jobs. For instance, small handheld vacuum cleaners would be used for small local cleaning tasks, whereas big upright vacuum cleaners will used for a whole home cleaning job.

The most modern vacuum cleaners, with the latest high-tech technology are robot devices. It makes our life so much easier. These machines are autonomous and do the work by themselves. We don't even have to be at home when the cleaning job is executed.

As above said, each type of vacuum cleaner has its advantages and purpose. The robot vacuum cleaner's purpose is to clean the everyday dust and pollen that is naturally accumulated on the floor all the time. It would not be very efficient in cleaning corners or above-the-floor places like upholstery or curtains. (Even though there are already some robotic vacuums that do part of these things).







Using a robot vacuum makes one's life much easier and comfortable. You can program the machine to do the vacuuming when you're not at home. It's nice to enter a cleaner home after a day's work when you know the cleaning job was already done for you. You can set the machine to clean your home once a day, twice a week etc. according to the conditions in the area where you live.

Here are some useful tips to make the use of your robot vacuum cleaner most effective:


What type of robot vacuum to buy?

  • Buy a robot cleaner that fits your home's size: For a large home you'll need a robot vacuum with a larger battery capacity for a longer time of work. The robot knows to charge itself when its battery run low, but with a small capacity battery the cleaning work would take more time, if the robot has to charge itself before the work is done.
  • Size of dust bin: For a large home make sure your robot has a big capacity dust bin.

Buy a robot that avoids stairs

If you have stairs in your house, make sure your robot is featured with that quality.

  • Buy a robot cleaner that fits your home's size: For a large home you'll need a robot vacuum with a larger battery capacity for a longer time of work. The robot knows to charge itself when its battery run low, but with a small capacity battery the cleaning work would take more time, if the robot has to charge itself before the work is done.
  • Size of dust bin: For a large home make sure your robot has a big capacity dust bin.

Use the right tool.

Vacuum cleaners come usually with several attachments for the different cleaning tasks. For an efficient cleaning, you need to use a different tool for bare floor than for upholstery or carpe. The attachment tools are especially designed to treat the different surfaces. Usually the owner's manual attached to the vacuum cleaner specifies which attachment to use for which surface.


Adjusting height.

For best suction and efficient cleaning, it is important to adjust the vacuum cleaner head to the height of the surface that is being cleaned. In some vacuums this adjustment is done automatically, but in most vacuums the adjustment should be done manually.


Crisscross vacuuming.

Dirt and debris is often stuck on carpets and other surfaces, in different angels, and is deep embedded. To vacuum that dirt only once, sometimes might not only leave the dirt, but rather stick it even harder and deeper. This is especially true with pet hair which might be stubborn. Therefore, for an effective vacuuming, you must going over the surface several times, from different directions. This will loosen up the dirt and eventually suck it up.


Make sure the bag or canister is not full.

Suction power will significantly reduce when the dirt bag or the canister of the vacuum cleaner is full. Also, the hose might clog. For an efficient cleaning, the dirt bag or canister should be empty when you start cleaning.

There are various ways to know whether the dirt bag or canister is empty. In some vacuum cleaners there is a "full bin" led indicator. In others, the canister is translucent, and you can see the level of dirt. Note, that in some vacuums it is impossible to see the level of dirt in the bag. In this case, and in general, it is advised to empty the bag or canister just before every cleaning job, to make sure it won't get too full before the job is done.


Keep brush roll clean.

The brush roll must be free of tangled hair and strings. A brush roll that is loaded with that kind of dirt wouldn't turn and wouldn't do the job. Remember that a stuck brush roll might burn its motor. Occasionally check the brush roll and cut away all dirt that it had accumulated. In most vacuums the brush roll is removable exactly for that purpose.


Keep filter clean.

Filters must be clean in order to remove allergens from the air and to keep powerful suction. Usually filters are rewashable under running water and are reusable. HEPA filters should be changed twice a year. Check owner's manual for filter maintenance instructions.


Start high.

Cleaning the floor should come last. Start cleaning higher places like ceiling fan blades, curtains, shelves, light fixtures and other above the floor places. When you dust these higher places, some dust and mess will get down to the floor. Thus, it would be wise to vacuum the floor last.


Stains

The best way to clean a stain off the floor or carpet is with a spot cleaner solution, and as fast as possible, when the stain is still new and before it dries. However, when it comes to vacuum cleaners, steam vacuum cleaners would efficiently remove stains. The steam kills bacteria and sanitizes the floor. It is effective on different hard floor surfaces, like wood, linoleum, ceramic tile and more.


Periodic Deep Cleaning.

With time, dirt gets embedded and stuck hard on the surface in a way that a regular routine vacuuming won't be to suck it out. It is advised to do a periodic deep cleaning, once or twice a year, of the various surfaces in the house, like floors and especially carpets. A deep cleaning, with shampoo or steam, will loosen up the embedded dirt and also will make the regular routine vacuum easier.


Hold retractable cord when rewinding it.

Some vacuum cleaners have auto rewind cord. By a push of a pedal the cord gets back to its compartment. It is very comfortable but you have to be careful. Sometimes the cord might get off its track and get stuck. In order to prevent that, just hold the cord before pressing the pedal and guide it back to its reel.


We hope these tips will make your vacuuming more efficient and effective. Good luck.