Carpet cleaning by a professional team has always been the highest standard for a quality clean. However, lately several companies have put small robots that automatically vacuum the floor on the market. These robots are poised to replace carpet cleanings, at least in part, because they can theoretically maintain a clean carpet at low cost and with little effort. However, in this post we will explain that these gadgets cannot be a substitute for a real carpet cleaning. They are unwieldy, do not perform as well as they need to, and are insufficient for real cleaning.
Ease of use: Starting from the first point, vacuuming robots are not easy to use. Most of them are small and round, about a foot in diameter. Their small size means it takes them a considerable amount of time to vacuum an entire room, and their batteries are not large enough to permit them to spend much time actually working. They have to return to their charging stations frequently. All of this adds up to mean that these robots simply cannot keep up with the normal accumulation of dirt, dust, and other particulates on a carpet. They cannot carry enough battery power on board to make circuits around the room with a high enough frequency. As if that was not enough, these machines also face difficulty in cleaning open areas and in picking up bigger clumps. A common tactic for telling the machine where to clean is to use invisible laser walls or some other boundary marker. This keeps the robot in a certain space, so that it can maintain that area without falling too far behind due to battery life and cleaning speed. This, however, all but guarantees that each robot can only cover a small part of the house. Considering the expense of these robots, it is had to justify the investment that it would take for a whole house, or even just a floor, to stay clean using cleaning robots. On top of that, the performance of these robots is somewhat lacking. Many of them fail to pick up the bigger collections of pet hair, dust balls, dropped food pieces, and other large chunks that would pose no challenge to a standing vacuum cleaner. What’s more, the robots sometimes get clogged trying to pick up anything larger than the smallest bits. That means they will sit at their charger station waiting for you, not getting anything done. The bottom line is that it is not possible to keep a house tidy using robots alone. You will need to do some extra work yourself to make sure that it is in the shape you want, such as sweeping and vacuuming.
When more than vacuuming is needed: This still does not address the biggest shortcoming of these bots. They simply are not capable of doing anything but vacuuming. There is as yet no robot that can clean a floor with soap and water. There are spot remover machines, but these are not automatic. Anything more advanced than vacuuming is simply out of the question. That leaves a big proportion of carpet cleaning tasks squarely on the shoulders of humans. It is frustrating to make an expensive purchase that is supposed to alleviate some of the work you do around the house, and then find yourself still doing a lot of housework. That is especially true when you need to spend time looking after the robot and making sure it is working properly. In the end, the vacuuming robot trend is less of a time saver and more of an indulgence. While the technology is advancing over time, so far these robots are disappointing from the perspective of saving time, and the picture gets worse when you consider the prices. The alternative is a service that can really save you all of the work of looking after your carpets, and that’s professional cleaning.
A team of qualified cleaners produces the best possible cleaning results for a surprisingly low cost. If you choose to hire the pros, then you really do not need to do anything. They have equipment and training that means that not only will they do better than a vacuum robot or your home standing vacuum machine, but use tools like advanced cleaning materials to get your carpet into its best shape ever. A clean this thorough does not need to be done as often as vacuuming, so the impact on your schedule and your budget is low. Of course, as with anything else, you need to do a little bit of research about the best local cleaning company in the Raleigh area. That way, you can find the team that has the most experience and gives you the most value for your money. You’ll quickly find that professional cleaning is a much better option than buying your own small vacuum robot.
Carpet Cleaning and Robot Vacuum Cleaners was last modified: September 23rd, 2016 by Charles