The modern solution, which is an automatic vacuum cleaner, makes house cleaning easier and carries out a large part of the work for us. However, even a robot vacuum cleaner, despite its many advantages, also has its drawbacks. What?
Vacuuming, as ungrateful work, bringing short-term effects, is not the favorite home activity of most of us. To make it easier for you, it is good to use modern solutions. Although shelves, furniture, chandeliers or door frames will not be cleaned for us, the intelligent robot vacuum cleaner will flawlessly remove dust from the floors.
How does a self-cleaning vacuum cleaner work?
This is a self-propelled device, also known as a robot or an automatic vacuum cleaner. It works on the battery, so you do not have to plug it into a wall outlet. This solution gives you unlimited possibilities of moving around the apartment. Its mobility makes it easy to vacuum the floor in any open space. When the vacuum cleaner cleans floors, you can take time to relax or other cleaning work. It is difficult to get in a traditional vacuum every day, but it takes just a moment to start the robot and you can do it several times a day, depending on your needs.
The main advantages of the robot vacuum cleaner
The biggest advantage of an intelligent vacuum cleaner is that it moves around the apartment itself, searching for dirt and, what is less important, bypasses all obstacles, so you do not run the risk of hitting furniture or destroying other surfaces. The cleaning is done by brushes collecting dirt into a container placed in the casing or – in a more advanced version of the vacuum cleaner – additionally a suction system, enriched with filters to prevent the spread of dust. Bypassing obstacles is possible thanks to contactless and crash detectors. Different models have a different number of detectors.
Thanks to the flat housing, the automatic vacuum cleaner can run under some furniture and clean up floor fragments, which would be difficult to reach in a different way. It will vacuum any smooth surface, but also carpet or carpet fibers. Although the robot has around the casing and is not able to clean corners of the rooms, some models are equipped with side brushes to vacuum the “difficult” angles. Despite the seemingly chaotic movements, the automatic vacuum cleaner is programmed to reach all corners of the room being cleaned. Self-propelled vacuum cleaners are energy-efficient, so it is an economical solution to use it when cleaning. In addition, the robot is much quieter during operation, which significantly increases the comfort of use.
Weaknesses of the automatic vacuum cleaner
One of the minuses is undoubtedly the price of the device. Although the subsequent years of production make the smart vacuum cleaner cheaper, its cost makes it still a luxury product. The service of the device is also not cheap. The mere replacement of filters is expensive, and the removal of defects in the website also generates large expenses. Electronics, which are equipped with self-cleaning vacuum cleaners (allowing, for example, to program its start-up at a specific time using a smartphone), is quite complicated, which affects the price of the service.
An automatic vacuum cleaner cannot cope with too long fleece rugs, for example, shaggy type. Better equipped models (allowing the robot to be stopped remotely in front of the place where the child is playing, or a dog’s pen, with a sensor to prevent falling down the stairs) give the full satisfaction of use, but you must spend more on them. Devices with smaller capabilities, eg equipped only with crash sensors, can lead to hitting furniture, walls or frames, and only those with additional proximity detectors will not allow strong collisions.