How Long Do Robot Mop Pads Last? [Tips & Advice]

If you’re like most people, you probably have a few questions about robot mops and their washing pads.

How long do they last? Can you put them in the washing machine? How often do you need to change them?

Well, we’re here to answer all of those questions for you! In this post, we’ll discuss how long robot mop pads last and how to clean them. We’ll also tell you whether reusable robot mop pads are available and what pads can be put in the washing machine.

How Long Do Robot Mop Pads Last

Robot mopping pads last for one year or 50 washes in the washing machine if they’re reusable. If the mopping pad is disposable, then they only last after one cleaning cycle.

It’s best to stick to reusable mopping pads for your robot mop, as they last longer and are cheaper to run in the long term. Plus, it’s more environmentally friendly!

If you do have a reusable mopping pad, then you can put it in the washing machine after one cleaning of your home. You can go after two cleanings, but know the pad will be dirty and won’t clean as well.

Places To Buy Mop Pads

You can buy robot mop pads that are disposable and reusable online and from the robot mop manufacturer’s own website.

The pads you buy depend on your robot mop, as most use their own style and attachments.

To give you an example, you can get iRobot Braava mopping pads here.*  

Washing Machine Safe

You can put reusable robot mop pads in the washing machine. You should wash them after one cleaning cycle of your home.

The mopping pads must be removed from the robot before you clean them. Never put the robot mop in the washing machine or dishwasher, as it will destroy it.

If you have a disposable mopping pad, then you can’t put it in the washing machine. The pad will disintegrate and won’t clean your floors properly anymore.

Washing your pads regularly is important to maintain a high level of cleanliness in your home. If you don’t wash them, dirt and bacteria will build up on the pads over time, and they’ll eventually stop working as well as they should.

Cleaning Pads In Washing Machine

You can wash your robot mop pads with your laundry.

You don’t need any special cleaner, just the regular laundry detergent will work fine to clean most robot mop pads.

You should avoid using bleach as it can damage the pads.

Will A Robot Mop Work Without A Pad?

Some robot mops will work without a pad, but not all of them, and the ones that do won’t actually do any useful cleaning.

The majority of robot mops need a cleaning pad to be attached before they’ll start working. This is because the pads are what actually clean your floors – the robot itself just moves around and directs the pads. Some robot mops will vibrate or move the pads to aid in cleaning.

If your particular model doesn’t come with a cleaning pad, then you might be able to find one that’s compatible online or in a store that sells robot mops. Some even allow you to add your own microfiber rag, but this kind of robot mop is rare.

Just make sure to check the specifications of the product before you buy it, to ensure that it will work with your mop!

Stick To Clean Water – NO CLEANERS

For most robot mop, it’s best you stick to clean water and don’t add any other floor cleaners.

We have a post here that goes over why water is the best and what floor cleaners works best for robot mops.  

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