As technology advances, we are able to enjoy more and more things that make our lives easier. This is very true when it comes to vacuum cleaners. Robot cleaners are relatively new to the house cleaning market, and they are allowing many people to say goodbye to their manual vacuuming. However, with any new technology, there are also some disadvantages. Some of the disadvantages to robot cleaners are listed below.
Robotic vacuum cleaners are very small compared to standard vacuums. While this can also be looked at as an advantage, it can also be a disadvantage because it also means that they do not have as high a capacity to store dirt. This means that you will have to spend more time emptying your robot cleaner so that it can continue to do its job.
Another disadvantage is that they run on battery power. Depending on your model, you might have to spend more on batteries, because these little vacuums tend to drain them quite quickly. However, many of them have batteries that automatically recharge after they are done cleaning. Even these batteries can wear down with time though, and you will not get as much of a charge out of them.
Many of these little robots are still priced out of range for most families. They can be quite expensive even for the less quality models, which makes it difficult for many people to purchase and use them in their homes. Within a few more years, the price should go down quite a bit but for now they are still pretty pricey.
Have you ever been in a situation where you lost an earring or something small and ended up finding it on the floor? Unfortunately when you own one of these vacuums, if you lose something tiny and valuable like that it might get sucked up in the vacuum, which will make it even more difficult to find. If it is something delicious, it could be damaged in the motors of the vacuum itself.
For many people, these robot cleaners are considered to be very high maintenance. Before you can use it, you will need to go over the floor and pick up anything that could damage your new vacuum. Things like power cords, papers, and various other items that are too big for your vacuum to handle will need to be removed from the area before your vacuum will be able to do a good job at cleaning the floors.
Although there are some disadvantages to owning a robotic vacuum, there are way more advantages for you to enjoy. These little cleaners can be a big help as they go to work cleaning your floors for you, and making your life easier.
Buying a robot vacuum cleaner can be a very exciting time, but before you get too comfortable, it's best that you hold on to your manual vacuum just in case things do not work out with your new one. Depending on your lifestyle, it could have been a great match for you and your family.