In this piece, we would like to share some information about the pros and cons associated with robot vacuums so that you know what to expect once you’ve purchased one.

Pros

Scheduled Cleaning

It is highly convenient to be able to program your vacuum to run on specific days, during particular times each day, cleaning the floors without the need for human interaction.

Vacuuming In Tough-To-Reach Places And Under Furniture

When vacuuming with traditional vacuums, one always has to lift up the sofa and re-arrange large furniture pieces. With a robot vacuum, you can quickly clean under there and get rid of dust and debris without any hassle.

Spot Cleaning

Many robot vacuums have a mode that you can use if there is a mess or spill in a specific area. Instead of scouring the whole house, the spot cleaning mode will focus on the area you have directed it to.

Can Double-Up As A Mop

Mopping is equally undesirable than vacuuming. Some robot vacuums can transform into an automated robot mop. Wired Smart’s robot vacuum roundup page can supply you with information that is more detailed.

Cons

Keep The House Vacuum-Proof

Just like with standard vacuum, small objects, socks, and pet toys can get stuck in the robot vacuum. The only difference being that you are not always home to pick it up. Therefore, the house must be kept vacuum-proofed before the vacuum starts.

The Device Can Get Stuck

Some vacuums are taller than others, and even a difference of a quarter inch means that the robot vacuum can get wedged underneath a cabinet and get stuck or bounce off it in the corner.

The Device Is Not Finding Its Way Home

Once the battery starts to deplete, the vacuum must return to the charging dock automatically. It works most of the time, but sometimes a rogue robot vacuum couldn’t find its way home and is stranded somewhere in the middle of the home.

They Must Be Emptied Regularly

To prevent the battery from draining too swiftly and getting around tight spaces, the unit must be emptied regularly. The bin for a robot vacuum is much smaller than those of traditional vacuums.

There Are Places You Still Have To Vacuum

Even though a robot vacuum is exceptionally convenient, there are still places where it can’t get to. Owning a vacuum can help reduce the need to vacuum, but you still have to vacuum periodically; therefore, it may be useful to keep your standard vacuum in the storage closet.

Noise

The robot vacuum is louder than standard vacuums. For most people, this may not be an issue, but for those that can’t tolerate noise, it may become one.

Price

Robot vacuums are pricier than traditional vacuums. However, the ones on the lower end can still offer more than your standard vacuums. For some people, the extravagant cost may be a bit too much.

Conclusion

There are a few downsides to the robot vacuum cleaner, but most of them don’t seem intolerable. When you consider the effectiveness and convenience they offer, it is still worth investing in.