Dirty Little Secret About Robot Vacuums

Dirty Little Secret About Robot Vacuums

When robot vacuums came on the market, many homeowners thought it was the perfect vacuuming solution. Turn it on and your floors will be completely clean when you arrive home from work, right? In reality, robot vacuums aren’t as terrific as they seem, and definitely shouldn’t replace a full size vacuum. Here are 5 things to know about robot vacuums:

  1. Robot vacuums don’t have the power to deep clean carpets like a full size vacuum. “Many robot vacuums on the market don’t even have a suction motor,” explained Ron Vohs, owner of Best Vac in St. Charles. “They simply act as robotic floor sweepers.”
  2. Robot vacuums can’t replace a full size vacuum because they’re unable to vacuum stairs, furniture, walls, or tight areas.
  3. Robot vacuums require special treatment. “In order to use a robot vacuum, your home needs to be prepped in advance,” added Vohs. “Fringe, curtains, cords, and anything else on the floor can cause the robot to get stuck. In the amount of time it takes to prep the area, the homeowner could have simply vacuumed it. Robot vacuums need to be cleaned and serviced regularly to maintain optimal performance and battery life.”
  4. Robot vacuums aren’t as smart as they think they are. “Robot vacuums can’t navigate around things that aren’t meant to be vacuumed, like wet spills and pet accidents,” said Vohs. “I’ve heard horror stories about robot vacuums picking up pet feces and spreading it around an entire house. There have also been cases of robot vacuums sucking up the hair of someone napping on the floor.”
  5. Robot vacuums are a dime a dozen. “There are hundreds of brands and models at every price
    point imaginable,” said Vohs. “Most aren’t serviceable when they fail, and they end up in a landfill in under three years. Best Vac sells robots that we can service and support after the sale, with models very moderately priced.”
    For more information, please contact:
    Best Vac
    2015 Dean St., Unit 3
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    Phone: 630-377-3539
    Email: info@shopbestvac.com
    www.shopbestvac.com

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