If you have a cat, you will undoubtedly have cat hair everywhere in your home. My 2 short haired cats shed like crazy! It never ceases to amaze me how much cat hair can come off of these cats without either one of them going bald. Since all of that hair eventually settles on the floor, it can be an endless job trying to keep the floor clean. The bObsweep® PetHair™ intelligent floor cleaner is a brand new way of fighting the constant pet hair battle!
Not Just a Vacuum
bObsweep® PetHair™ is more than just a vacuum. Bob is an intelligent floor cleaning system for all kinds of flooring! There are different versions of Bob all suited to different sorts of cleaning needs. The bObsweep PetHair model is tough on pet hair, lifting it, trapping it, and getting it off of your floors. Some of Bob’s great features include:
- Self-navigated floor cleaning – Bob finds his own way around your home!
- Moves from carpeted areas to hard flooring with ease.
- Vacuums, sweeps, dusts, mops, and UV sterilizes all types of flooring.
- 1-liter dust bin
- Remote control for giving Bob instructions from anywhere in the room.
- Digital, user-friendly interface that lets you control Bob’s programming with the touch of a button.
- Bob returns to his charging station automatically when his battery is low.
- Bob’s charging station can be used to set up scheduled cleanings.
- HEPA filtration to keep the air in your home clean too.
Bob becomes like a part of your family. If you are interested in knowing more about bObsweep Pethair or adopting Bob for yourself, check out his website or follow him on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
bObsweep ® PetHair™ in My Home
Manna, Dexter, Dave, and I were all excited that bObsweep gave us the opportunity to try out bObsweep PetHair for ourselves. Bob arrived in a box with an adorable adoption certificate on the outside showing that his name is now “Bob Mudge.” We’re glad he has joined our family! The box included Bob, his charging station and adapter, his remote control, 2 side brushes (one is a spare for later), a flathead screwdriver, a cleaning tool, extra screws, blindfold stickers, Bob’s mop attachment, 2 micro-fiber mop cloths, a filter replacement, the owner’s manual, and bumper stickers.
Getting started with bObsweep PetHair was easy. The owner’s manual has simple instructions with clear images for each step. The bObsweep website also has short, clear videos regarding use and maintenance of all of the bObsweep products. All I had to do to get Bob ready for his first cleaning was fasten on his side brush using one screw and plug him into his charger. Manna and Dexter helped with all of the unpackaging and screwing on the side brush.
Bob’s First Cleaning Job
After Bob was fully charged, I moved all of the cat toys off of the floor, and started him running. All I had to do was press the “Start” button on his interface twice and he went into his auto mode. In auto mode, Bob uses his intelligent technology to make his way around the home and will continue cleaning until his battery runs down to 15%. Bob tracks along walls and furniture, makes large zig-zags across the room, and spins in ever-widening spirals to make sure he covers the entire floor. Other modes change the types of movements that Bob uses, how long he will clean before returning to his charging station, and what size of an area he will clean.
As mentioned, I live in a small 1-bedroom apartment that has mostly carpeted flooring, but tiled flooring in the kitchen and bathroom. Bob had no trouble at all moving from one type of flooring to the next. I could tell that he recognized the rug in my bathroom as a rug because of the pattern he used to go over it. It came out really clean!
Bob didn’t have trouble due to the compact space in my home either. Bumping into furniture and walls didn’t keep him from cleaning. The bumps are gentle enough that they don’t cause any damage to wood or to my cats. Bob ran into Dexter a couple of times and Dexter just gave him the “you’re rude” look. I’ve let him bump into me a few times too and it is completely harmless.
My husband and I were both skeptical about how well bObsweep would really clean. The whole idea seemed a little too simple. Bob seemed to run around the apartment effortlessly in some unusual patterns. Would he really get everything? However, I was shocked when I took out the dustbin after Bob’s first run (about an hour) and that whole liter of space was full of dirt and hair! Bob got to things I didn’t know where there. Yikes! That won Dave and me over for sure. Bob’s mopping was every bit as surprising.
Minimal Floor Cleaner Maintenance
Maintenance on Bob is pretty easy too. There are only a few screws that need to be loosened to remove the brushes for cleaning. The mop snaps in place. Bob’s sensors can be cleaned with a soft rag. Error codes show up on the screen that help you figure out what is wrong if anything is wrong. The only error codes I’ve received have been the one that tells me that Bob ran out of charge before finding his charging station (I had to put the station in a tricky spot due to space) and that Bob got stuck. There is a spot on the back of my recliner where Bob just barely fits under and he gets stuck there. I plan to block that area next time I run him.
Manna and Dexter Weigh In
Manna and Dexter are still getting to know Bob. Right now, they seem more annoyed than scared. Bob is only about half as loud as our traditional vacuum. The cats sit and watch Bob as he runs around the apartment. At points, they will even stalk or approach him! Dexter has let Bob run into him a couple of times. Both cats will get out of Bob’s way if he is coming too close to them, but neither runs from or hides from him. They climb all over him and investigate him when he isn’t turned on. I have a feeling that once they get a little more used to what Bob does, they will create their own kitty games around him.