How do Roomba robot vacuums work?
For a robot vacuum to be effective, it not only needs to be able to clean well, but must have the ability to navigate real world homes. Roomba uses a full suite of sensors and an advanced navigation system to seek out the dirtier areas of your floors and spends more time cleaning them.
Will Roomba e5 work without using the iRobot HOME App?
Yes, Roomba e5 can be used without the iRobot HOME App, but the App allows you to use your iOS or Android smart device to help you have the best possible experience with Roomba® e5. With the iRobot HOME App, you can gain access to exclusive features including cleaning while away from home, managing your robot's cleaning schedule, customising your cleaning preferences and more. Now compatible on devices with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant.
How do Roomba robot vacuums compare to an upright vacuum?
Roomba can go places your upright can’t – like under most furniture to get dust bunnies and pet hair. It can also be scheduled to clean every day to stay ahead of dirt build-up.
Can Roomba robot vacuums adjust to different floor surfaces?
Yes. Roomba automatically adjusts to clean carpets, rugs, tile, hardwood, and laminate floors as it moves through your home.
Will Roomba work on dark or black surfaces?
Unfortunately, Roomba may not run on certain dark or black coloured surfaces. The cliff sensors that recognise an edge or a stair may view this colour as an edge and will not clean over it. When encountering this situation, Roomba® may say “Move Roomba to a new location,” or it may back away from this area. There is no adjustment that can be made to correct this behavior.
Do not block or disable the cliff sensors, as this may create an unsafe operating condition.
What kind of floors can Braava clean?
Braava is designed exclusively for hard-surface floors. It works on virtually any hard flooring including wood, tile, vinyl and laminate.
Is Braava a vacuum?
No, Braava is not a vacuum or a brush sweeper that can actually distribute dust on hard-surface floors. Instead, Braava uses cleaning cloths to both sweep and mop hard surface floors to keep them free of grit and grime. You can use popular disposable cleaning cloths, or the reusable microfiber cloths designed specifically for Braava.
What cleaning solutions do you recommend with Braava?
We recommend using just tap water. We recommend staying away from harsh cleaners as they can be hard on Braava's internal parts and soapy solutions that may cause the wheels to slip while cleaning.
How often should I use Braava?
It depends on how dirty your floors are, but the more frequently you use it, the happier you will be with your floors. Since dust is constantly accumulating, Braava always has a job to do.