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5 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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Ideally, robot vacuums are the best answer to your house cleaning difficulties. You don’t even have to lift a finger to get it working. Some of the most advanced robot cleaners have everything from laser navigation sensors to voice control for the best convenience. 

However, it’s not how you think it is. Robot cleaners need a little more human interaction than you initially expected. It’s the matter with any other best tech products. But one thing is sure, they make your life easier.

Do you want to make your life easier? These 5 tips will help.

#1. Buy The Vacuum Cleaner You Need 

We all have different homes, lives, and wants. A couple in a one-story, two-bedroom apartment without children, for example, would probably be happier with a far more basic model than a family of five with dogs and Legos.

On the other hand, if you have a big family and a big house, you should buy the most advanced cleaners with all the bells and whistles. You may have to spend more in that case. 

#2. Give It a Test Run

You can’t just expect to run your new robot cleaner just after getting out of the box and leaving the house for a day or two. Your machine first needs to figure out the booby traps in your home. Always follow your cleaner closely during the first few tests run. 

It’s also a good idea to go through your home before you start cleaning. Shoelaces, dog toys, fringed toddler skirts, and ribbons are all known to trip up even the most intelligent robot vacuum. 

#3. Clean In Daylight

Your robot vacuum has several sensors like lidar (for navigation) or self-generated lasers. Some also have stereoscopic cameras. These sensors are often combined with bumper sensors and infrared cliff sensors to warn them when they are going out of their work zone. 

If you see that your robot vacuum doesn’t travel using self-generated light, it’s most likely using optical sensors. Optical sensors need ambient light to function. If your vacuum gets stuck a lot, plan your cleanings during the day instead of night. If you’re still experiencing problems with navigation, wipe the optical sensors with a soft cloth.

#4. Empty the Trash Can

A few consumers have reported that their robot vacuum pulls dirt around their home instead of cleaning. Unfortunately, the dust container on a robot vacuum is tiny. If you have this problem and live in a house with several young children or pets, your robot vacuum is most likely regurgitating dirt while it cleans. 

I suggest scheduling cleanings at times when you’ll be at home and able to empty the trash can. It’s also a good idea to clean the vacuum roller brush regularly.

#5. Establish a Throw Zone

In an ideal world, you’d program your robot vacuum’s cleaning cycles, forget about it, and return home to a spotless house every day. However, the world isn’t ideal with any best tech products. You may need to do a bit of extra work every time you run your cleaner. 

If you don’t have time to put everything away every time you use your robot vacuum, set aside a spot where you can discard the toy necklaces and blankets before leaving home. With your robot vacuum app, build a physical border leaving those ‘throw zone’ out of it.

Toss every dubious home object beyond the border before the cleaning run begins. You can then filter through everything that has landed in your own Bermuda Triangle, but that is something you can do later.

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