If you are looking at vacuum cleaners, and doing your research like you should, you have probably come across robotic vacuum cleaners. The most famous in the list is the Roomba. They are oh so tempting. The idea of never having to vacuum again is such a dream. These vacuums are not for everyone though. Some will love them and some will consider them an extremely expensive mistake. Is one of these time savers for you? Keep reading and find out.
A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner May Work If
- You do not have a lot of pets.
Too many pets will leave too much pet hair on the ground. Robotic vacuums have limited vacuum power and capacity when compared to standard upright vacuums.
- You have a lot of hard surfaces.
Lets face it, they work much better on hard floors than carpet.
- You keep a neat house.
They handle the vacuuming but they do not pick up clothes and clutter. A messy house will wreak havoc on your vacuums ability to navigate.
- You have a small household.
The less people that you have in your home, the easier it is for your vacuum to navigate and handle the soil.
A Robotic Vacuum May NOT Work If
- You have more than one pet.
Too many pets produce too much hair and dander. They can overwhelm a robotic vacuum which has less capacity than standard vacuums.
- You have stairs.
No robotic vacuum can clean stairs. You would need to get two robotic vacuums and a standard vacuum to do your stairs if you have a multi-level home.
- You have many levels in your home.
Do you have a sunken living room or other variations in floor height? A robotic vacuum may not be able to handle the terrain.
Robotic Vacuum Cleaner Tips
- Start off with a good traditional vacuuming.
Robotic vacuums accomplish their goal through frequent light vacuuming. Start off with a clean floor so that your vacuum can maintain it instead of struggling to clean it.
- Empty Your Vacuum Often
Try to empty the dust cup on a daily basis. Robotic vacuums are small with limited carrying capacity.
- Keep clutter off of the floor.
Obstructions can cause havoc on your vacuum. Keep clothes and other clutter off of the floor.
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