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October 07, 2020

Why Robot Vacuums Are So Great For Homes With Pets

Man with a dog

Pets are fantastic companions and a valued part of the family. But they’re also very messy. No matter if you own a cat or a dog, you can’t tell them to clean up for themselves. Most breeds shed tremendous amounts of hair which admittedly, is entirely out of their control. Others, no matter how well trained, bring dirt, debris and other inconveniences in from outdoors. Naturally, this results in a messy home, with hair building up daily, footprints on the floorboards and the characteristic ‘pet smell’. If your dog or cal is anything like the majority, you’d wish there was a better way to keep your home clean from their shenanigans.

Luckily there is a near-perfect solution to what is probably the common pet-gripe: robot vacuums. Unlike the rest of us, robovacs love to clean - it’s their life purpose! Robots can do almost all the dirty work for you. Schedule a daily clean and prevent your dog’s hair and litter from ever building up again. It makes a lot of sense to get a robot to do the cleaning on your behalf, but what exactly makes them so suitable for homes with pets?

They’re effective across a range of floor types

Robot vacuums are designed to clean all of your home’s floors, whether that’s hardwood, tile, vinyl or even carpet. Advanced models, such as the award-winning Roborock’s S6 MaxV, pack the extra suction power required to pick up debris from deep carpets. These intelligent robots use a sensor to detect the surface they’re currently cleaning, revving up their motor to increase the suction when needed for soft surfaces such as carpet. Robot vacuums should also have a brush that’s designed to pick up pet hair without the inconvenience of it getting tangled up on the inside.

Robot vacuums have a filtration system 

All vacuums come with a built-in filter. This filtration system prevents debris from escaping back into the air. Without it, particles such as dust, allergens, pollen and hair, may not make it into the vacuum’s dust bag. With pets, it’s imperative to select a robot vacuum that has a heavy-duty filter - ideally a HEPA filter. HEPA filters are incredibly efficient at removing particles from passing hair and are the gold-standard when it comes to vacuum filtration. 

If you’re looking to eliminate the dreaded dog-smell from your home for good, you need to make sure that the particles your vacuum picks up actually stay in the vacuum. Robot vacuums with HEPA filtration are especially useful for keeping your air clean and free of pet leftovers - minimising smells and allergies.

They’re quiet and customisable 

The beauty of robot vacuums lies in the ability to automate. Your robot will map your home, across multiple floors so that you can select when and where you would like it to clean. Use an app on your smartphone to program their routine. This is extremely useful when it comes to cleaning up after your pets. Perhaps they are only allowed in certain areas of your home.

“Set your robot to run in the middle of the day while you’re out for an effortless routine” 

Set your robot to clean these areas more regularly (say daily) while whipping around the rest of your home once a week. You can also set the time of the day you’d like your vacuum to clean. Most are very quiet and won’t disturb you at all (unlike traditional vacuums), but even still, set them to run in the middle of the day while you’re at work for an effortless routine.

Some robots can mop too

Roborock’s premium models are capable of mopping your home too! Packed with a large electronic water tank and a mop attachment, these robots can also be programmed to mop your hardwood floors. This is a great feature for pet owners, as it goes a long way to eliminating the extra dirt brought about by your pets. Particularly for those with outdoors dogs - no one likes seeing muddy paw prints around your otherwise well-maintained house!

Intelligent navigation and obstacle avoidance

Unfortunately, robot vacuums have historically had a reputation for being, how do we say it, not so smart… While tales of robots falling down stairwells and getting stuck amongst a bunch of dog toys may be true, they have come a long way since then. Today’s best vacuums come with ultra-intelligent sensors, camera and obstacle avoidance processing technology. The most advanced models will avoid your pet’s toys and droppings with ease. No more knocking your noisy pet’s bowls about either. Your robot vacuum is more than well-equipped to deal with the family pet.

If you’re looking for the perfect robot vacuum to clean up after your pets, Roborock has the answer. The Roborock S6 MaxV is our most advanced model yet, boasting ultra-intelligent obstacle avoidance, 2000 Pa suction, twin-cameras with night vision and remote viewing as well as so much more. 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.