Considering Buying a Robot Vacuum Cleaner? Read This First!
You may have noticed the rise in the amount of Robot Vacuum cleaners in the market place recently. These little machines seem to be everywhere at the moment, and are nowhere near as expensive as they once were, making them a very attractive prospect to many. After all, nobody enjoys having to take out the vacuum cleaner, especially after a long day at work, So, these may seem like an ideal solution. However, all may not be as it seems either. Here, we take a look at why that may be:
Not as Cost Effective As It May Seem:
The batteries used in these vacuum cleaners are usually insufficient in capacity to guarantee any sufficient level of service from the machine. This means that, while the cleaner might be in the middle of a job, it’s battery level reaches a stage where the cleaner has to go back to it’s base station to recharge again. And it is for this reason that they are not as cost effective as they may seem, as the cost in electricity can be great, especially if the amount of work required of the machine is great.
Insufficient Cleaning Capabilities:
These robots are extremely handy for light jobs, and can perform reasonably well at these tasks. However, when it comes to tougher jobs, like the cleaning up of pet hair or larger pieces of debris, they simply cannot cope. Of course, this means you still have to break out your regular vacuum cleaner to get these bigger jobs taken care of, more or less defeating the purpose of having bought the darned robot machine to begin with!
Advertised As A Replacement for Professional Cleaning:
Some of these machines are sold on the premise that they are a replacement for professional carpet cleaning – doing away with the need to call in the professionals to attend to your carpeted areas. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, your carpets may need even more attention, and not only for the reasons already detailed above in the previous paragraph. As the suction in these cleaners is traditionally lacking, they cannot clean deep down into your carpet’s piles, which is vital for your carpet’s health. So if you see any advertisements such as the title of this section, you will now know better, thanks to us at Livermore Carpet Cleaners! Nothing can replace professional cleaning, and really, your carpets will always require professional attention once per year, in order to keep them in tip top shape.
Those are just a few of the reasons why Robot Vacuums are not all they are cracked up to be. Of course, they will be marketed as the last word in home cleaning solutions by the companies that are selling these products, but you now know that this is not strictly true. If you take anything from this article, simply know that these are not a sufficient replacement for professional cleaning.