As a basic rule, the more often you have your robotic vacuuming friend do its round, the quicker it will wear out. On the other hand, not using it often enough might also pose a risk. Let us enlighten you with the following 7 tips to ensure that your loyal housekeeper remains in perfect shape for a good number of years.
As for any appliance in your house, it’s important to maintain your robovac. Even though your vacuum is really good at cleaning things, it’s not supposed to clean itself! Especially if you have pets, it’s very important to regularly check on the brushes. Dust, debris and pet hair can get stuck in the brushes and in the wheel axles, making it harder for the vac to work efficiently. Don’t forget to clean the filter on a regular basis to ensure no dust is thrown back into the air.
Replace elements when needed
If you already have an app-controlled robovac, you will have received messages asking you to replace internal parts. While it is certainly true that there will come a time when you have to replace the filter of the battery, you should bear in mind that manufacturers need to make a profit. So trust your own judgment. Brushes do wear out, so when you notice a reduced cleaning capacity, it might be time to buy a new set. Although there are plenty of cheap online sellers, we do recommend you only replace parts with authentic accessories. Even though this might seem quite expensive, it’s still cheaper than having to buy a robovac altogether.
Robot vacuums work on wireless, rechargeable batteries. Batteries can only be charged so many times, before they ultimately die. It’s important to let the battery charge completely before using it again, which will improve the battery life. Some of the latest models on the market have self-charging stations, which allow the robovac to return to its dock automatically and ensure optimal battery capacity.
Think about emptying the dust compartment
It’s easy to forget all about your little vacuuming friend. It’s small, it’s discreet, its docking station is sometimes hidden underneath a piece of furniture… But it’s been working hard and you’ll be surprised to see how quickly it’s been filling up with dust bunnies. Robovacs tend to have smaller dust compartments than their big brothers the regular vacuum cleaners, so you’ll have to empty it more often. If not, dust might start spilling inside the hoover and potentially damage internal parts. If you don’t like this chore, you might want to invest in a self-emptying robovac. In that case, you’ll only have to empty the station occasionally.
Don’t let your robovac get wet
Unless you have a dual robovac with mopping feature, your appliance should stay away from any kind of liquid substance. It’s not designed to remove spills from the kitchen floor, and be careful if you have a young pet that needs toilet training… Store your robovac in a dry space, don’t leave it in a moist basement or garden shed.