Moving Roomba Floor To Floor Is Fine, Here’s Why

Did you know you can move your Roomba from floor to floor and even pick it up while it’s busy cleaning? These little robots are pretty versatile. They can remember multiple floor layouts, and the best part is they can pick up right where they left off.

But before you go moving your Roomba around, there are a few things to keep in mind. We’ve got all the details covered in this article. So, if you want to make the most out of your Roomba and keep your floors spotless, read on!

Move Roomba Wherever

It’s okay to manually move a Roomba, especially when it’s cleaning.

The robot vacuum may beep or shut off, but this is normal and will continue once put back down. If the Roomba doesn’t continue, you may need to press the clean button again or empty its dustbin.

If you move the Roomba too far from its base or dock it may have trouble finding it, so avoid moving it too far, like moving it to a different level of your home.

Cleaning Two-Story Homes

It’s no problem for a Roomba to clean a two-story home, but it will need help getting up the steps.

They don’t make robot vacuums that can clean stair or even climb them.

Most of the modern robot vacuums that are not the “bump and guess” kind, but have LiDAR and cameras, can map multiple rooms and remember how you have it.

Not only that, but most robot vacuums are very adaptable and are always relearning your home because things in your home move or change places. Things from shoes, book bags, chairs, and anything that is not bolted to the wall can be in different locations and so robot vacuums will adapt to these changes.

Moving The Base

Moving your Roomba’s base or dock is not a huge deal.

Most of the time, your Roomba will find it no problem. It may take it a minute to relearn where it’s located, but it will. And if it doesn’t, the robot vacuum will just shut off when the battery dies.

Many robot vacuums are simple, bump into things and bounce around. There is no real logic, they just keep hitting things until they see the IR light from the base to guide them home.

There is no need to worry about moving your robot vacuum base station, it’ll figure it out.

Multiple Floor Cleaning

Your Roomba can go over multiple floors with no issues, so long as it’s not too big for its threshold.

Going from the kitchen to the living room is normal for a robot vacuum cleaner.

To go up steps or to a new level in your home will not be possible and will require you to pick it up and move it.

One solution for many homes that have multiple levels is to get two robot vacuums to keep on each floor. Almost every robot vacuum will have step sensors, so there is no need to worry about it falling down the stairs.



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