DIY Roomba Hidden Shelf Storage / Garage

I love robot vacuums, I have a whole website about them, but the main one I use around the home has a problem that all of them have… they stand out, are in the way, and don’t look that great out in the open. I wanted a storage place for my Roomba and other robot

How Long Do Robot Vacuums Take to Clean? [FAQ]

The majority, including the one I own, will clean until they deplete their battery—typically between 90 to 120 minutes—or when they believe their job is complete. The first robot vacuum I had was a random navigation type. True to its nature, it seemed to have no particular strategy, wandering about haphazardly. It almost always exhausted

Why Does My Roomba Stop? 4 Reasons and Solutions

There are a few reasons why your Roomba might keep stopping. The most common reasons are: 1. Roomba Stuck One of the biggest reasons why your Roomba or any robot vacuum may stop is because it’s stuck. For me, at least, leaving gym shorts or shirts on the floor can cause it to get stuck

Roomba and Pet Urine: Avoid Dog Pee?

Roomba, and most robot vacuums, are NOT smart enough to avoid dog pee or most wet messes. This means that if your dog urinates on the floor and your Roomba runs over it, the urine will likely be spread around and could hurt your robot vacuum. If you have a pet that is prone to

Rug Ready? Discover How Robot Vacuums Tackle Tricky Areas!

Robot vacuums can go over most rugs, so long as they’re not too thick or have something protruding from them, like rug fringe. If you’re unsure about your particular rug, it’s always a good idea to check the manufacturer’s instructions to be safe. In general, though, as long as your rug isn’t too thick or

How To Dispose Of A Robot Vacuum [Easy]

There are two ways to get rid of your robot vacuum, recycle it or part it out. We’ll go over both options. How To Recycle Your Robot Vacuum You can recycle your robot vacuum and is what most people do. Here are the steps to recycle your robot vacuum: The most important part is disposing

[Done] How Do Robot Vacuums Know When To Stop?

Robot vacuums are interesting little machines that still amazing many people to this day. To most, it seems like magic in how the robot vacuum navigates and cleans your home. But how does a Roomba or any other robot vacuum know when it’s done cleaning? It seems random to some, so what gives? How Robot

Are Roomba Robot Vacuums Loud? A Deep Dive Into Their Loudness

Using my iPad and a decibel app, I found that my robot vacuum, a Roborock S5 Max, produces 74db right next to the robot vacuum. The RoboRock allows me to adjust the suction power, and this is max suction. When I set the RoboRock to its “quiet mode” it produces 69db. The background noise or

10 Places To Hide Roomba Robot Vacuum [Roomba Storage]

We all love our robot vacuums, but they can be a little unsightly in our homes. The good news is that there are several hiding places to put your Roomba and other robot vacuums. Some of these storage ideas are obvious, but there are a few we think are just great options that many people

Roomba’s & Large Homes: What You Need to Know

If you’ve been mulling over whether a Roomba is up to the task for larger homes, I, personally, believe the answer is yes – with a few things to consider, of course. A Roomba is a fantastic ally for those who dream of an effortlessly clean home or just need a hand with the intermittent

9 Reasons To Avoid Buying A Robot Vacuum [Honest]

I talk about plenty of good things when it comes to robot vacuums, but now it’s time to talk about all the negatives. A robot vacuum is great for many people, but there are a few times when a robot vacuum is not a good fit. So let’s go over all the negatives of a

Roomba Brush Care: 6 Detailed Cleaning Steps

You should clean your Roomba brushes every month and replace the brushes with new ones every year. Failure to clean or replace your Roomba’s brushes can affect the cleaning performance of your robot vacuum. Here are the steps to clean and replace your Roomba’s brushes. 1. Remove Dustbin Flip the Roomba over and remove the

Roomba Leaving Marks on Floor: Why & How to Fix

There are several reasons why your Roomba may be leaving marks on your floor. If the wheels of your robot vacuum keeps leaving marks, then wrap the wheels in blue painters tape. This will help determine what is causing the markings and protect the floors. How To Clean And Check Roomba Wheels Flip your Roomba

Roomba Side Brush Issues? Here’s How to Fix Them

The most common reason why your Roomba’s side brushes are not spinning is most often to do with hair or debris getting stuck. It’s not uncommon for hair and dust to get trapped on the side brush and slowly cause it to not work. If the brush is still spinning just fine, but it’s not

Can Robotic Vacuums Be Hacked? [How To Protect Yourself!]

A robot vacuum can be “hacked” but not in the way you might think. After looking into the couple of reports of robot vacuums being hacked and the many news articles about them, I saw a common misunderstanding. They weren’t hacked, people were using bad passwords. Those passwords were in previous security breaches and because

Do Roombas Work Well on Pet Hair? [Dog Hair???]

Based on my own experiences with robot vacuums and pets, Roombas—and many of their robotic peers—actually excel when faced with pet hair. They seem to have been crafted with the particular challenge of pet hair in mind, along with other small debris. Interestingly, from what I’ve observed, Roombas have a slight edge when dealing with

Robot Vacuum Side Brushes: Everything You Need To Know

Most robot vacuums come with side brushes – but do you know why? We will answer all of your questions about side brushes on robot vacuums and cover everything from why they’re included on most models to how often you should replace them. Plus, we’ll give you some tips on how to clean them if

Best Robot Vacuum For Long Hair

A good robot vacuum cleaner is a must for any home, but they do tend to have a weakness when it comes to hair. The main cleaning power of many robot vacuums is the rotating beater brushes, and these things love to get clogged with long hair. If you have long human hair, or even