You may have noticed recently that there seems to be a big push for robotic vacuums—those little contraptions that will clean your floors for you without you having to do anything. This all sounds great, but we have one question to ask: Is it too good to be true? With many consumers (and Bayside staff members) asking this question, we figured that it’s about time to sit down and sort this all out. Read on to find out the real truth about these robot vacuum cleaners!
To do this, let’s compare the pros and cons of these little guys, and then offer our opinion at the end.
First, the pros. Obviously, the great thing about robot vacuum cleaners is that they can be cleaning your floors when you do not have the time to do so. Sure, you have to do a little initial setup, but other than that you will be able to have this little contraption clean your floors whenever you want, and even program it to not clean during certain times of the day. Not only that, but with the recent developments in technology, the robot vacuum has become much cheaper. By no means is it as cheap as a regular vacuum, but you may very well find that a little investment on this is worth it in the long run.
Next comes the cons. One of the biggest drawbacks about robot vacuum cleaners is their size. Sure, small is great for being able to get into every corner and under every table in your room, but that also means that the vacuum does not have a lot of power nor does it have the room to store a lot of debris. If you have a small room, you should be ok, but if you have a medium to large size room with kids or pets, you may be finding yourself cleaning out the vacuum frequently. Not only that, but since the technology is so new, these robots are still working out their kinks—some may get stuck underneath furniture from time to time, or bogged down in a pile of pet hair thanks to their tiny wheel.
Finally, comes the verdict. While robot vacuum cleaners are perfect for busy families, they do not compare to a regular push vacuum. By doing it yourself, you can get the room clean in a fraction of the time it would take the robot to. However, if you find yourself strapped for time and are willing to make a small investment, then perhaps the robot vacuum is for you. At the end of the day, your personal situation will determine if you should get one or not.
Now, despite how you choose to vacuum your floors, you are going to need a professional cleaning at least once a year to keep your carpet looking healthy and great. When that time comes around, be sure to give Bayside Carpet Cleaning a call for a free quote!
Until next time, Bayside Carpet Cleaning fan!