Make Your Life Better with Mopping Robots
If there’s one chore we all wish we could get rid of, it’s floor cleaning. Just ask Alexa, Siri, or Bixby because, apparently, our virtual assistants are tired of hearing about it.
Yes, it’s still an issue for a lot of people. I mean, I have to wear my black turtleneck and leopard skin Adidas tracksuit to give my place that “livable” look (and maybe I take some inspiration from the old Spice Girls, too). But once you go through the trouble to do something like that – the last thing you want is to deal with vacuuming your apartment.
Thankfully, robotic mops have gotten better at doing the job. They are becoming a mainstay of busy households worldwide. But are they really worth it? Let’s find out.
Do You Need a Robot Mop?
If you like to maintain a clean floor without cleaning it yourself, the answer is yes. Even if cleaning is your hobby, but you don’t have time, a bot can be your best buddy. However, mopping robots should do not only dry sweeping but wet cleaning as well.
Here are some ways a robot mop can make your life better:
Unlike most other cleaning devices, a robotic mop is absolutely effortless when it comes to usage. All you have to do is set and calibrate it, then off it goes. It can remove dust scatters or absorbs spills.
You don’t need to get your hands dirty or exert yourself in any way. You press the button and let it do its thing. The only thing you’ll need to worry about is making sure that there’s enough water for the machine to use, but even this can be automated with a reservoir system. Also, make sure that no cables, toys, or any unnecessary objects are lying around that can interrupt the bot.
Spot cleaning is a great way to keep your floors clean without doing full-on mopping. Several robotic mops can be used to clean up specific messes other than your everyday mopping duties. Simply send it to whatever spot you need to be cleaned, and it’ll do the job.
Robotic mops are a great way to keep your floors looking their best without worrying about the hassle of doing full-on mopping. They’re much more efficient than you might think—you just set them down in an area that needs cleaning and then let them do their thing!
You’ll find plenty of options in robotic mops when it comes to intelligent cleaning modes.
Hard floors can handle almost anything, but what if your home has hardwood floors? Depending on your needs, your robotic mop can take any floor – reducing the scrubbing intensity and concentration of fluid for sensitive wooden floors, for example.
Low Noise Levels
Robot mops work less noisily than manual mops. This is a big deal for many living in apartments with neighbors easily disturbed by loud noises.
Mop bots use a motor to spin the mop, which is attached to a handle. The spinning action of the mophead creates suction, which draws dirt and other debris into the mop’s head and away from your floor. While this may sound like it would be noisy, in reality, it is pretty quiet. A robot mop will produce around 50 decibels (dB) of sound, while manual mopping can produce up to 85 dB of sound!
Cleans Hard-to-Reach Areas
When was the last time you mopped underneath the sofa? If you can’t remember, you’ll benefit immensely from using a robotic mop.
You probably don’t get down on your hands and knees to scrub the dirt under your sofa. And if you do, it’s probably because you have a pet who likes to hang out there. But if you’ve ever wondered why the carpet smells like it’s been sitting in the sun for days, even after a thorough vacuuming, it might be time to invest in a robotic mop.
They can easily clean unnoticed stains and spots, keeping your house from accumulating grime. This feature is very helpful, especially for people with breathing difficulties similar to asthma.
Drawbacks of Robot Mops
To be fair, we will also point out some of the robot mop’s disadvantages:
- Dust and dirt can accumulate in the narrow gaps between flooring and sliding door rails or around the edges of furniture. That’s where robot mops fall short.
- Robot mops are designed to clean floors, but they are not equipped to get into these narrower spaces to pick up dust particles that lead to a dusty house.
- The most obvious cost is the initial purchase. The average price of a robot mop is around $200, but you can find some models for as little as $50. However, these cheaper models may not be able to handle all floor types, so if you plan to use your robot mop on different types of floors (such as tiled or wooden), it’s worth investing in one that can handle more than one type of surface.
- If you want to keep your robot mop working well for longer than its warranty period, you’ll need to invest in replacement parts. These are relatively cheap—a set of brushes costs around $30—but the cost adds up over time.
- You’ll also need to spend some time maintaining your robot mop regularly. This includes cleaning out dust bins and filters, changing batteries when they run out, emptying any water tanks after use (if your model has one), and replacing worn brushes every six months or so. This can amount to several hours per week, depending on how much cleaning it does.
Although the initial price might seem steep, a robot mop could actually save you time and money in the long run. It can cut down on frequent cleaning and costly cleaning supplies. And if that weren’t enough, you’ll also receive the priceless convenience and reliability of cleaning your floors without breaking a sweat. It may sound like science fiction, but the future of floor maintenance is nearer than you think.