We put together a few tips and tricks if you want to get a bit more out of the mopping function.
Create A Good Starting Point
Make sure that you clean the flat thoroughly before the first mopping.
Then your 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop will have an optimal starting point.
Now it's time to let the robot keep up the level of cleanliness!
Let The Robot Mop Your Flat Regularly
Even the best vacuum-mopping robot doesn't stand a chance if the floor is super dirty.
Therefore, we recommend letting the little housekeeper mop the flat regularly.
The more often the robot mops the flat, the cleaner your home will be.
Use Water With Less Lime
Water with a high lime content not only leads to worse mopping results (stains/streaks on the floor), it could also clog the water outlet nozzles.
If your tap water has a very high lime content, it might be better to run the water through a filter first.
Put Some Detergent In The Water Tank
That trick is pretty apparent: Simply add some detergent to the water tank.
You’ll quickly see an improvement in the cleaning result.
But be careful...
...not all cleaning agents are suitable for a robot vacuum’s water tank.
The water tank is usually made of relatively thin plastic, which is why an aggressive floor cleaner could damage the water tank.
Furthermore, a highly chemical floor cleaner could clog the water nozzles. It could also invalidate the manufacturer’s warranty.
You must use a suitable floor cleaner*. You're able to find a lot of products on Amazon UK.
Please make sure that it is a compatible cleaning agent.
The following are safe to use:
Special floor cleaners for robot vacuum cleaners* .
with a mopping function: The manufacturers usually recommend these themselves. They are specially designed for this specific use.
Organic cleaner: They are usually very suitable for robot vacuums, and they also don’t contain any harmful chemicals, which is good for the environment.
Common all-purpose cleaners: Such floor cleaners are very gentle and shouldn’t cause any damage to your robot or the floor.
Finally, we recommend paying close attention to the ratio.
Please mix only a tiny amount of a compatible floor cleaner into the cold water in the water tank.
You can usually find the appropriate ratio in the product description of the cleaning agent.
Less is indeed more here. Too much cleaning agent can cause ugly streaks on the floor, and it also increases the risk of damaging the water tank and/or the water nozzles.
Just follow these tips to be on the safe side, and your cleaning results will improve.
The flat just smells fresher and is a tad cleaner.
PS: If the manufacturer explicitly prohibits cleaning agents in the operating instructions, you should also comply with them.
The measures listed above aren’t a recommendation for action!
Add Detergent Directly Onto The Mop Or Floor
You don't want to add the floor cleaner to the water tank?
Alternatively, you can put the cleaner onto the mop (or directly on the floor).
That’ll also improve the mopping result.
Dampen The Mop Before Cleaning
Sometimes, it takes a few minutes until the mop absorbs enough water to dampen the floor properly.
If you want to see a damp trace on the floor from the beginning, you should hold the mop briefly under running water.
Then the mop will be wet enough for optimal mopping results right from the start of the cleaning.
Wash The Mop Regularly
We were surprised at how much dirt and grime the mop collects over time...
And we thought our flat was already clean!
Therefore, it’s all the more important to clean the mop thoroughly.
We recommend washing the mop regularly in the washing machine at 40 degrees.
You can also thoroughly rinse the mop under hot water after each cleaning (or even during the trip).
Change The Mop After Each Cleaning
We recommend changing the mop after each cleaning run.
Thus, you should have several mops at home.
We have three mops for our Roborock S5 Max so that we always have a fresh mop at hand.
You can always buy a mop online* on Amazon UK.
Clean The Water Tank Regularly
Moisture can form inside the device if you leave the water tank attached to the robot all the time.
That’s not hygienic in the long run. It could even lead to mould in the water tank in extreme cases.
We surely don’t want that.
We recommend emptying the water tank once a week and rinsing it thoroughly with lukewarm water.
Then place the water tank upside down on the windowsill to dry.
You can reattach the water tank once it’s completely dry after approx. 2-3 hours.
Then everything’s clean, and the robot can get back to work. ?
Heavily Soiled Floors? Let The Robot Mop It Several Times.
This tip may sound obvious, but it helps.
It always does the trick for us.
The kitchen floor sometimes looks very dirty after we cooked dinner.
Then it takes the little housekeeper a few more times to clean it all up.
And indeed, if you mop a heavily soiled floor several times, the result improves.
Oh yes, and don’t forget to switch to the highest water intensity level to ensure a better result.
Insider Tip: Clamp An Extra Cloth Under The Mop
Now our insider tip.
You can use a microfibre cloth to increase the contact pressure...
... and tuck it under the mop.
You’ll see a significant improvement in the mopping result!
You can buy such a cloth* online for little money on Amazon UK.
Make sure that the cloth isn’t too thick. Otherwise, the tyres may spin.