Robotic vacuums for Airbnb cleaning, can they save you time? Are robot vacuums worth it? The short answer is no.
House cleaners can’t afford to make mistakes when cleaning for vacation rentals.
Cleaning robots are a bad substitute for human eyes and often leave behind hairs, wet spots, and dead bugs. As a human, the choices you make while cleaning surpass the abilities of robotic vacuum cleaners.
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Robotic Vacuums for Airbnb Cleaning
Robotic vacuums for Airbnb cleaning, is that the way to go? One house cleaner has this situation. “I have a cleaning company that we clean mostly for Airbnb hosts.
So, the problem is that we only have a small time frame to clean the place, and I was thinking if it’s a good idea to use robotic vacuums. I don’t know what you think about that, because we have to clean the house completely, and we have a very limited time for that.”
In a perfect world, yes, you would put the robotic vacuum in and it would go underneath the beds and around. And it would clean the areas of the home while you’re doing the other cleaning. And then bam! You’d be done, yay.
The Problem with Robotic Vacuums for Airbnbs
The problem with robotic vacuums is they don’t have the eyes of a human. And so if something is missing, it doesn’t see that. And if you’re counting on the robotic vacuum to do the top quality five-star hotel cleaning that we do inside Airbnb’s, you might be a little bit disappointed because something might get missed.
Now they’re pretty accurate, and they’re great for homes. However they are not recommended as your sole vacuum cleaner for an Airbnb, for this reason. So much is dependent on your clean, your job, the satisfaction of the customer, the satisfaction of the host.
Missing a Spot is Very Important in Airbnbs
Everything is hinging on the fact that there’s not some missing hair somewhere, that the robotic vacuum missed. Now the robotic vacuums are getting better and better with technology. And so maybe they don’t miss anything. But its a risk, that you can’t really take.
Now, you’re welcome to give a robotic vacuum a try and see how it does. But you still have a vacuum with a crevice tool, so that you can go around the toilet, sinks, cabinets, and underneath the beds.
Because if there’s anything, a dead bug, a hair, anything that’s there that does not belong, a homeowner may forgive you, but an Airbnb host or a guest will not. And so, they’re going to say, “Wow, this place was dirty,” because there might be one hair.
Customers Can Be Very Picky
It’s very specific. And then they think, well, if there’s one hair, what else is there that I don’t see? And then they want to get out the blue light, they want to start inspecting everything.
So, can you risk it? No, you can’t. And you’re in a huge hurry to flip the property for the next guests that are coming in, which is why its recommended having a very tight system in place.
When you get in, you do it in a very specific order. Do it in the same order every single time, allowing for a few extra minutes if the place is extra messy. And then that way there’s nothing that’s missed, and there’s nothing to chance.
Robotic Vacuums Aren’t Human
With a robotic vacuum because it’s not a human, because it doesn’t have the human eyes. It doesn’t have the human sensibilities of, it could go right over the top of something and smear it instead of vacuuming it up. And it doesn’t know any better. It does the best it can.
But as a human, if you see something that’s not there, a puddle of something, then you say, “Oh my goodness, this needs to be wiped up.” And as a human, you can make different choices than a robotic vacuum, that can’t think like a person.
So, is it going to save you time? It might save you some time. Its probably best that you don’t use that as your sole vacuum for an Airbnb. Satisfaction is of utmost importance to your host, and to your guests.Resources
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