Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro Cordless Hard Floor Vacuum Mop
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is a 2-in-1 hard floor cleaner, combining vacuum cleaner and hard floor mop in one unit. However, Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro differs from other similar units with its innovative design - it uses disposable hard floor mop pads for both mopping and for collecting the vacuumed debris.
Since it relies on the onboard lithium-ion battery to provide the required electric power, and on the onboard tank to store cleaning solution, Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is an autonomous cleaning system suitable for both regular cleanups and for cleanups in emergencies.
Published: August 6, 2020.
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro Features and Specifications
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro combines two units in one: bare floor vacuum cleaner and bare floor mop.
The main difference between Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro and other bare floor vacuums is that the dirt is not collected in the dirt cup, but in the dirt chamber of its disposable mop pad.
When mopping, the cleaning solution is sprayed over the dirty area and the dirt is collected and absorbed within the mop pad itself.
After the cleaning, all that the user has to do is to get rid of the dirty pad by disposing it into the trashcan.
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is designed so that the user never has the need to touch the dirty disposable mop pad.
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is charged via its magnetic charger - fully charged battery may last for a long time, since it is up to the user (and type of dirt that is being cleaned) how long will unit operate as a vacuum cleaner and how long will it operate as a hard floor mop.
Note: It is recommended to vacuum the area first using vacuuming function and then to clean it using mopping feature by dispensing the cleaning solution - both vacuuming and mopping controls are on the handle and easy to use. Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is simple to use and maintain a hard floor cleaner, but when it arrives, be sure to read the Owner's Guide thoroughly in order to get accustomed to your new unit.
Also, Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is NOT a steam mop and it is NOT suitable for a carpet cleaning.
With its cleaning solution tank empty, Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro weighs only 3.34 pounds (~1.51 kg) and features cleaning path of 9.81 inches (~25 cm), helping the user clean rather large area fast - just don't hurry too much, especially when cleaning sensitive floors in order to avoid sharp objects getting under the mop pad (common 'danger' of all hard floor mops).
Physical dimensions of Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro are (L x W x H) 5.38 x 9.5 x 47.86 (13.7 x 24.1 x 121.6 cm). Thanks to its lightweight and compact design, swivel neck, low profile and automatic LED headlights, Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is a very maneuverable unit, being able to clean around and under the most common floor objects like beds, sofas, furniture, along the walls and similar.
Automatic LED headlights are turned On and Off via motion sensor and are very useful when cleaning in low-light conditions. When the unit is not moved for 10s, LED lights are automatically turned Off to preserve the battery charge.
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is rated at 85 watts (7.8 Amps) and features good suction for the unit of this type - Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro is intended for cleaning of bare floors like sealed hardwood floors and laminate, glazed tiles, stone, marble, vinyl and similar.
Operating costs of Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro include disposable mop pads and the cleaning solution, both provided my Shark.
Since the quality of cleaning directly depends on the quality of disposable pads and the cleaning solution, it is highly recommended to use only OEM pads and cleaners.
Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro mop pads can be ordered in packages containing different number of mop pads, but generally the more the pads package contains, the smaller the price of the individual pad.
Note: from time to time users ask if there are reusable mop pads for Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro. Answer: no, there are no reusable pads for Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro. One of its strengths is the simplicity of its use - just put on the new mop pad, add the cleaner into the tank, clean the dirty area, and dispose of the dirty pad. That's all.
When Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro arrives, the box contains Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro mop, battery charger, 2 disposable pads, 12 oz Shark Multi-Surface Hard Floor Cleaner.
When ordering Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro, perhaps it is a good practice to order a package of disposable mop pads and additional hard floor cleaner.
At the moment, Shark manufactures two hard floor cleaners intended for Shark VM252 VACMOP Pro:
- Shark VACMOP Hardwood Floor Cleaner, Citrus Clean scent,
- Shark VACMOP Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner, Spring Clean scent.
For people having mostly hardwood floors to clean, Shark VACMOP Hardwood Floor Cleaner is recommended VACMOP cleaner, while for people having mixed hard floors to clean Shark VACMOP Multi-Surface Floor Cleaner is recommended.
Both cleaners leave floors streaks free, with the soft, pleasant fragrance in the air, increasing the feeling of the cleanness.
Long Story Short: Shark VACMOP VM252 Pro stands out from the rest of the similar units for its simplicity in use. It is a 2-in-1 unit, well suited for cleaning bare floors like sealed wooden floors, tiles, marble, and similar. Thanks to the cleaning solution, it can clean even the toughest, sticky pet messes (apply cleaning solution several times if required!), after which the mop pad is disposed off without touching it.
If You are looking for a new hard floor mop, consider this unit, it can save both time and effort.
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