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Robots Changed the Way We Clean

These days, we seem to be leading busier lives than ever before. Parents are always running from place to place whether it's going to work or taking their kids here or there. This is why it is very important to make sure that the tools we use in our daily lives are making us more efficient and not costing us more time. For this reason, robotic vacuum cleaners have become extremely popular in recent years. The idea of being able to have your floors cleaned while you aren't even at home is a good one.


A robotic vacuum cleaner is simply what it sounds like. It is a vacuum cleaner that is run by a robot and does its job automatically without your interference. It runs around the house without you having to push it or pull it. You simply press a button and let it go.


There are a couple of different companies which manufacture robotic vacuum cleaners. Roomba is one of the major players in this market and it is made by a company called iRobot. The general consensus among consumers who own these kinds of appliances is that they help to free them up to do other housework or spend time with the family while the rugs and carpets get cleaned.


Another cool feature is that some companies have actually created vacuum cleaning robots which also will wash the floors. These work on hardwood, vinyl and tile. In fact, you can even use special cleaning solutions or just plain water. Again, these companies are on the cutting edge of technology when it comes to robotic vacuum cleaners.


If you are researching robotic vacuum cleaners, it is important to compare the models side-by-side so that you can make sure that you get the one with the right features for your needs. You can also compare the prices as well as looking for a sale or one with free shipping. The most important factor to look at are customer reviews to see what other buyers thought about their purchase once they were able to get it home and use it.

Infinuvo CleanMate And The Roomba

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with your robot's instruction manual. Make sure you understand how it works and what are its limitations. Yes, it might sound time consuming, but it could get worst if you don't do things as instructed in the manual and affect the vacuum robot's efficiency on the short and long term.


Find the best possible place in your home or office to settle your robot vacuum. Bare in mind that it needs room to breath.


- Cramped places might make it difficult for your robot to come out and back to the docking station, which could affect the robot vacuum's cleaning performance.


- Avoid places where there are many obstacles and reflective surfaces like mirrors, which can interfere with the robots sensors.


- Light sensors on your robot can be affected by dark and/or plush carpet floors. The robot might mistake the surface as a cliff and act erratically trying to back up.



Battery Matters

Ensure your robot's battery is fully charged before the first use. This may take up to 16 hours. Be patient! In some cases, your new friend may require a few cleaning and charging cycles to reach optimal cleaning capacity.

You are without a doubt anxious and excited about getting your new robot to do a first house or office clean, but not providing proper battery charge time may affect the performance and capacity of the vacuum. Yes, robot vacuum cleaners need training too!



Roomba virtual wall and ligthouse

Roomba owners benefit from two other devices, the virtual wall and lighthouse. Both units can keep your Roomba away from off-limit areas of your home using an infrared light beam. In addition to the virtual wall feature, lighthouses can also be switched to the lighthouse mode. Roomba and lighthouses communicate via radio frequency which improves your robots efficiency for multiple room cleaning. This is particularly true if you're using the scheduling feature while away from your home or office. Refer to our robot vacuum cleaner comparison table or visit our Support Center to get more information on IRobot Roomba lighthouse setup and purchase.




- Program your expected cleaning schedule

- Onboard scheduling


Roomba 580, 570, 560

- Remote controlled scheduling

415 and Red from Discovery Series

- Make sure your filter and brushes are clean

- Keep the particle bin empty;


Infinuvo CleanMate by Metapo

- owners keep an eye on the odour removal dispenser

- keep your fingers away from the Ultraviolet light under the robot as it may damage the device