By just seeing the name don’t judge that robotic vacuum cleaner only vacuum your house, but the reality is most of the cleaners can mop the floor too.
Robotic vacuum cleaners improve it’s features day to day to reach the needs and requirements of their customers. Now cleaners come with 2 in 1 mode that sweeps and mops at a time or you can simply buy a Robotic mop cleaner for just mopping.
As it does not match the quality with regular mopping but still it is the better option to save your time and efforts. Let’s have a look on what is robot vacuum cleaner with mop and it’s working process.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with mop generally used to mop the floors of the house. It may only mops the floor or some cleaners contain both mopping and sweeping function in it.
Generally Mopping cleaners contains the list of components in it, some of them are listed below:
Suction System: It used to remove dirt, dust and debris from the floor before mopping. It contains a motor and grabs the dust into the cleaner
Water Tank: It is a container that stores water to use while mopping the floor.
Mop Pad: It is a reusable cloth or a material that presents at bottom of the cleaner and make contact with the floor to mop it. Material may made of microfibers, cotton or any soft stuff to trap the dirt ad debris from the floor.
Sensors: This may help you to find the route and objects present infront of cleaner to avoid obstacles and damages. It may consists of Laser Sensors, IR sensors or Cliff sensors.
Navigation System: It will set the cleaning root and exact map of your house to clean without leaving any spaces uncleaned. To navigate, we can use mobile app or some cleaners contain a small camera to find the route.
Control System: This is nothing but the part of cleaner that helps us to control the robotic vacuum cleaner. It can be done through smart phone, remote, touch or through voice control to instruct the robot.
So, all the above are the very common components that a mopping robotic vacuum cleaner contains and there are some extra tools also provided while purchasing it, but this completely depends on what cleaner and brand you are purchasing.
But there are some extra components that must be preferable to notice while buying the mopping cleaner and that are:
- Mop Pad Holder
- Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner
- Filter Sponges
Now let’s have a look on how it works and how to use Mopping Robotic Vacuum Cleaner.
Also Check: Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Working Process
How to Use Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop
- Arrange your house by removing unnecessary items like clothes, sharp objects or wires from the floor
- Fill the Water Tank of the robotic vacuum cleaner
- Fix the water tank to the cleaner at the desired place
- Attach the mop pad properly at the bottom of the cleaner
- Start the robot vacuum cleaner and set it to mopping mode
- After successful mopping, clean the dustbin and wash the mop pad if it gets dirty.
How does it Works and Different Types of Mopping
Generally, there are two types of mopping available in robotic vacuum cleaners that supports mop mode. The two types have different working processes. Just check how it works:
Wet Mopping: Robotic Vacuum cleaner expels the water from the water tank into the mop pad. Then mop pad spreads it on the floor while cleaning to remove the dirt, dust and debris. It also loosens any scuff marks and oil-based stains to clean it easily.
Dry Mopping: In this case, cleaner does not expel water onto the mop pad but instead it uses a wet mop pad to clean the floor gently to remove any dirt and light spills.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaners with Mop having Cleaning Stations
Some of the robotic vacuum cleaners provide cleaning station which are more advanced and helps you in many ways. Some of the uses are:
Self Water tank Refilling : Cleaning station contains a large water container in it. You have to fill it once and it refills the small water tank that present in robot vacuum cleaner whenever it get emptied while mopping the floor.
Self Mop Washing: Cleaning station automatically cleans the mop pad after successful mopping to prevent bacteria and dirt formation.
Self Mop drying: It contains a heating element to dry the wet mop to avert the odor and bacteria formation.
Not only for mop, cleaning station also charges the cleaner whenever battery goes down and contains self-empty dustbin system.
What are the drawbacks of using Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop?
As it saves lot of time when compared to traditional mopping method but not cleans as effective as regular mopping.
It will not able to remove large stains and stuff from the floor. You have to maintain it properly by emptying dustbin and cleaning mop pads regularly. Also, robotic vacuum cleaners are a bit expensive.
Benefits of Using Robotic Vacuum Cleaner with Mop
Robotic vacuum cleaners save you a lot of time and effort. It will keep the floors very clean and neat. As using the mop, it will sweeps and mops the floor at a time which makes the floor clean in very less time.
Some of the cleaners have a self-empty feature too that removes the dust and debris from dustbins automatically. Also, it is very flexible that used on any type of surface.
Can I add disinfectants in the water tank of Robot Vacuum Cleaner while mopping the floor?
No, it is not recommended to add disinfectants or cleaning agents to the water in cleaner while mopping the floor. Because it may block the water outflow and reduce the efficiency of wet mopping in robotic vacuum cleaners.
Can I replace a mop of my Robotic Vacuum Cleaner?
Yes, you can replace the mop of your Robotic vacuum cleaner if it becomes old and damaged. As most of the cleaners provides spare mop pads while purchasing it. But if you can’t receive, you can simply buy a replaceable mop and attach to your cleaner. Also replacing mop is a much simpler process.