Brushes and brooms have their place in cleaning work but nothing can beat awesome vacuum suction power for picking up hair, dust, dirt and crumbs. But manufacturers do not produce all vacuum cleaners in a similar manner. Some will have sufficient suction for picking up bowling ball but some will just suck. The primary reason why people purchase vacuum cleaners is for picking up dirt. The vacuum cleaners shouldn’t only pick the dirt that you can easily see on your floors, but also the one beneath your rugs and carpets where trodden in particles may easily rub and even damage the pile. The robot cleaner should also easily clean the areas in the corners of your rooms. Moreover, the vacuum cleaner should help you do all this without being heavier or even making the vacuuming a chore.
1) How to Pick a Good Vacuum Cleaner
Whenever you are purchasing a vacuum cleaner, you should keep in mind the type of cleaning you need, the size of your rooms, its portability and maintenance. There are some models will require you to move them to the storage area or where you have placed the charging contacts. Some tips to remember when picking an iRobot Roomba include:
. Carrying a barrel models upstairs is easier and its use will be easier in the awkward places such as in your car or even behind your furniture.
. An upright model is suitable for use in larger carpet cleaning areas or on level surfaces since they feature built-in power heads.
. Conventional cleaning heads are essential when vacuuming carpets. But if you need an Irobot Roomba for picking up pet hair, you should consider the models with turbo brush or those featuring a power head. Such a cleaner will provide more thorough clean.
. And leaving the performance/suction aside you shouldn’t go past a vacuum cleaner that is light, quiet easier to maneuver over your carpets and hard surfaces.
. A good vacuum cleaner should also have a longer chord so that you will not need to change power points.
. You should not leave a vacuum cleaner that has neat compact design for easier storage.
2) Keep your Roomba running in tip-top shape
The iRobot Roomba will do the cleaning job but will never clean itself. It is your task to keep it running at the peak performance. To keep your Roomba running in tip-top shape you should follow the following tips.
. Clean it after a few cleaning cycles. This will prevent debris such as dirt, dust, fur and hair from taking a toll on the robot cleaner. In addition to performing less efficiently, too much buildup will also put harmful strain on the robots battery.
. Clear out the grime after each cleaning session. This involves emptying the bin and removing the filters. The two parts capture dirt and you should replace them each month. An easier way of cleaning filters is to tap them or use water to clean them.
. At least once a week, you should remove the brushes and the bearings and use a comb or provided cleaning tool to remove the fur and hair which might be slowing down the Roomba’s motor. Remember to remove the debris from bearings and the front wheels.
. Once a month detox the Roomba with an in-depth cleaning. To do this you will need a screwdriver. Remove screws which secure spiral brushes and clean out all the debris caught underneath.
3) Tips to help it clean your home more effectively
To ensure that your Roomba is functioning effectively, you should purchase some accessories. These accessories include virtue walls and batteries. Virtue walls are a great benefit since they allow the user to block off the spaces in the house which they don’t wish the iRobot to enter. The robot cleaner comes with a single virtue wall but there are people who feel that several virtue walls make the cleaning easier since they will keep up the robot in place and they won’t need to move them from one room to the other.
A powerful replacement battery will also keep the Roomba running powerfully after the stock battery has lost its strength. The batteries that iRobot supplies are ideal but the aftermarket batteries are distributed specifically for some models.
4) Tips to improve your roomba’s performance
iRobot’s recommendation is that you should change the filters of your Roomba at least once after two to three months if you need it to perform optimally. In addition to maintaining an ideal performance, by changing filters you will be able to reduce dust, pollen and any other allergens in your living space. You can purchase replacement filters as singles or in packs of three depending on your needs.
You can also purchase them is comprehensive replenishment kits designed purposely for maintaining iRobot Roomba. The replenishment kits contain three filters and one of every type of vacuum brush. iRobot also includes a brush cleaning tool. The larger kits contain more than one of each replacement brush and six filters. The kits offer the best value.
Side brushes are replaced more often than the larger brushes. As a result, the manufacturer also sells brushes in packs of three. Using the brush cleaning tool properly will help maintain the brushes in a better working condition for a longer period.
But whenever you are purchasing an iRobot supply, you should ensure that you are purchasing an accessory that is compatible with the model you own. There are several iRobot Roomba models and their supplies aren’t universal.
5) Important Tips Before Buying
The modern vacuum cleaners come in several designs, in sleek shapes and cool colors. But what should matter when deciding on the vacuum cleaner to purchase is how well it will clean your home. You should remember that you may like a vacuum cleaner due to its unique features but you should ensure that it will fit your particular cleaning needs.
Decide on whether you need a bagged or a bagless vacuum cleaner. A bagged cleaner will save on the cost of purchasing a bag but such a cleaner will also require more filters which will also need regular cleaning or replacement. Emptying the mess and dust can be a challenge particularly if you have allergies or asthma.
Watch for sale offers. With offers you can get up to 30 percent discounts on a vacuum cleaner – this is more likely during the holiday seasons. But for the mass market brands you shouldn’t wait until holidays or Black Friday. Check circulars on stores or even sign up on the retailer’s or manufacturer’s email lists to get coupons of the upcoming promotions.