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October 07, 2020

Hay Fever Season Hitting You Hard? How a Robot Vacuum Can Help

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Do you suffer from hay fever or other allergies? If so, you’re part of the millions of Australians who experience inconveniences to their lifestyle. Estimates suggest that two in five adults live with hayfever at some point each year. We’re currently in the middle of spring and hayfever season is in full swing, so you’re probably itching for a more sustainable solution than popping antihistamines on the daily. Whether it’s an irritable face, blocked nose, sneezing or other breathing issues, such as asthma, any methods to keep your symptoms at bay are welcome. 

While we can’t control our outside environment, we can improve the situation at home or the office. Regular, effective cleaning is one of the best ways to help reduce the underlying cause of hayfever, asthma and other breathing issues. Robot vacuums offer a convenient solution to clean your home and filter your air, without requiring hours of weekly leg work. Let’s first take a look at how hayfever and other allergies work so we can understand why robots are so useful.

What causes hay fever?

Hay fever is one of the most common allergies in Australians. Characterised by intermittent symptoms such as a runny nose, congestion, sneezing, itches, coughing and fatigue, it’s essential to differentiate it from the common cold (and more severe illnesses). Hayfever does not present a fever and is only triggered in response to allergens in the air. Typical offenders include pollen, dust mites and pet dander, making symptoms particularly seasonal. 

“Keeping a clean home is essential, and a robot vacuum is the most efficient way to do it.”

Tree and grass pollen kicks up during spring, so that is the likely culprit if you’re currently suffering an annoying bout of allergies. If your allergies or breathing issues are more serious, such as asthma, reducing allergen triggers in your environment will be just as beneficial for your condition. Keeping a clean home is essential, and a robot vacuum is the most efficient way to do it.

Automate your daily cleaning

Even if you know you should, not that many people actually vacuum their whole home weekly, let alone daily! Allergens such as pollen and dust are incessant, building up around your home on a daily basis. To keep them at bay, a light daily clean is an excellent idea. The problem? No one has time for that. Fortunately, robot vacuums work rain, hail or shine - making sure your home is clean even when you’re not around to do it yourself. Use a mobile app to map your home, select the rooms you want to be cleaned and program your robot’s schedule to vacuum as often as you like.

Robots are great for pet hair

If you live with a pet, you’ll be well aware of the persistent struggle of dealing with pet hair. Dog’s are notorious shedders and cats indeed hold their own, particularly during the coming warmer months. Intelligent robot vacuums are the perfect companion to your furry pal, with all the tools to take care of their allergy-triggering mess. Program your new vacuum to do a daily clean of the areas of the home that your pet frequents most. Let its advanced obstacle avoidance systems zip around your pet’s toys and kick up the power when it encounters carpet. 

HEPA filter-enabled

The quality of your vacuum’s filter is incredibly important when it comes to keeping your air free from allergens and other harmful particles. Vacuums suck up dirt and debris from your floors, filter it and collect (most of it) in their dust canister. Any particles that aren’t effectively filtered get ejected back into the atmosphere, floating around in your air or settling back down onto your floor. A HEPA filter is the highest standard of filtration your robot vacuum can have. When it comes to allergies and hayfever, efficiently picking up (and retaining) as much as possible is vital! 

Mopping hard floors

The best robot vacuums do more than just suck up debris from your floors. Mopping your hard floors is an extremely important complement to your regular vacuum. Even the most powerful vacuum will not pick up debris such as mud or imprinted dust. Water and a mop are necessary to break them away from the floor. Robot vacuums with a built-in mop are the most suitable for users that suffer from hayfever and other allergies, or simply want the very best clean they can get.

Long-lasting, strong suction

To keep your home free from hayfever inducing allergens, your vacuum must be powerful enough to suck it up. While robot vacuums have been underpowered relative to their full-bodied counterparts, this is no longer the case. With intelligent floor sensors, robot vacuums know when and where to rev up their engines to ensure an effective clean. They also know how to return to their charging base all by themselves, meaning they can refuel and continue with the job whenever they need to!

When it comes to preventing hay fever and other allergies, the Roborock S6 MaxV is the perfect robot vacuum for the modern home or office. It’s our most advanced model yet and packs all the above, as well as so much more. Boasting ultra-intelligent obstacle avoidance, 2000 Pa suction, twin-cameras with night vision and remote viewing the S6 MaxV is your answer to modern cleaning. Check it out here. Follow Roborock Australia on Facebook or Instagram for more updates and, if you have any questions or just need some advice, contact us today.