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Robot vacuum cleaner? No way!

Impossible to have a healthy environment

Impossible to have a healthy environment

The robot hoover is a household appliance with several limitations and shortcomings. The main one is that it cannot guarantee a truly healthy environment in homes.

This is mainly due to the small motor, which implies poor suction power, and the lack of the typical "friction" imparted by the use of a centralised or traditional hoover.

In addition, the presence of a small dust collection tank inside the robot means it is impossible to expel micro-dust and mites to the outside. The latter very often end up accumulating on the wheels and brushes without even reaching the tank.

A product that doesn't clean everywhere

A product that doesn't clean everywhere

Among the other limitations of robot hoovers, which can in no way replace either traditional vacuum cleaners or central vacuum system, is the problem of not being able to clean all surfaces well on its own.

This type of appliance needs to have its path cleared of all obstacles, such as electric cables, carpets that are too high or sofas that are too low, in order to be able to move around using its movement sensors.

But this is not enough. In fact, corners or areas along the walls are where dirt is often pushed and accumulated instead of being removed.

Immune defences and the external environment

Time is money...

Immune defences and the external environment

Time is money...

If it is true that time is money, then one of the main shortcomings of a robot hoover is the time it takes (wastes?) to carry out all those operations necessary for its correct operation. Just think, first of all, of the hours spent "preparing" the rooms before its passage to eliminate all possible obstacles.

Not only that, this appliance requires constant emptying of the dust collection tank, given its small size, and frequent cleaning of the wheels and brushes, to remove the dirt that usually accumulates there. These are other time-consuming operations to avoid the real risk of having to have it repeat several passes to clean the floor of the dirt lost from the overflowing tank.

Lastly, on the subject of money, robot vacuum cleaners need to be plugged in 24 hours a day. Even if the battery doesn't draw much power, in the long run this inevitably affects the total cost of electricity.

So is it worth investing money in an expensive appliance that does not make our home a truly healthy and clean environment?

 

The health blog