Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Which One’s The Best for House Cleaning?

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Hello and welcome to Oakville Maids! We often get asked: Is a robot vacuum good enough? Are they better or worse than a regular vacuum? Let’s discuss their pros and cons today!

Of course, not all robot vacuums are the same and every household has different needs. That’s why house cleaning services adapt to different home sizes, cleaning needs and requirements. With robot vacuums, you get many different features and quality according to the brand and price range.

Technology moves forward quickly and we’ve seen more and more cleaning gadgets and devices,

However, many of our customers tell us they actually prefer regular vacuums. If you’re on the fence about switching to a robot vacuum, this article will help you check their pros and cons. This will help you decide if they’re worth the price and the effort.

As always, we invite you to check our professional cleaning service in Oakville. A human being is always going to be smarter, more careful and more efficient than a robot vacuum. Especially if that person happens to be a professional house cleaner!

However, we know you’re here because you like to get things done and see if you can benefit from the help of a robot vacuum on a day-to-day basis. Let’s find out!

Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Efficiency

First things first, robot vacuums are smart but just keep in mind they usually don’t get along with carpet floors, thick rugs, bumps or any other changes in your floors’ surface. As long as your floors are all at the same level, you’ll be okay.

Regular vacuums, on the other hand, don’t have this issue because you can move them up and down and apply extra force if you need to. Of course, they’re way more precise and you can reach all nooks and crannies with little effort.

In terms of time management, a robot vacuum certainly helps you save some time, especially if you use it every day. A well-known house cleaning tip is to wipe and vacuum your floors often. Running your robot vacuum every day will help you save some extra 15 – 20 minutes each day. They are great for daily upkeep and require minimal intervention and maintenance.

Robot vacuum cleaners have a smaller dust bin capacity, which means you have to empty their dust bins more frequently than their manual counterparts.

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Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Power

Now, as far as vacuuming power, manual vacuums are (mostly) always going to be more powerful than robot vacuums. Manual vacuums are larger, bulkier and they have more space to fit in a more powerful engine.

However, brands and price ranges are important here. A top notch regular vacuum will be way more powerful than robot vacuums, but a pro, high end robot vacuum might beat a cheap, simple traditional vacuum.

Professional house cleaners use industrial-grade vacuum cleaners and they are closer in power to manual vacuums than they are to robot vacuums. They are usually included in every cleaning service but, depending on the cleaning company, you might have to pay extra for getting your floors deep cleaned and vacuumed.

Running a robot vacuum cleaner in your home to increase efficiency

Robot Vacuum vs Regular Vacuum: Versatility

Robot vacuums do their job and are good at it, but they’re not that versatile. However, if all you need is some light, daily vacuuming, you won’t need anything too fancy or specialized. They fit perfectly under kitchen cabinets and furniture.

On the other hand, regular vacuums come with many attachments to help you clean furniture, walls, and even corners and hard-to-reach areas.

Keep in mind that robot vacuum cleaners won’t be able to tell apart which areas should be cleaned and which ones shouldn’t.

For example, maybe your pet had an accident and you need to wipe with a paper towel before vacuuming. Maybe you have electrical cords in the way and the robot vacuum doesn’t know what to do with it.

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Professional house cleaner running a regular vacuum cleaner


That’s it! We hope this article helped you decide if you need a robot vacuum or not. As we mentioned earlier, they are great for daily upkeep and just ticking that off your daily house cleaning checklist.

No matter the case, remember to vacuum your home at least once a week. Increase this frequency to twice a week if you have kids or pets. Your home will look, feel and smell nicer!

Have you thought about buying a robot vacuum? How often do you use a regular vacuum?

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