Do you love your iRobot Roomba as much as I do? Today I’m sharing tips on cleaning, care and maintenance of your iRobot Roomba. I’ve had my vacuum for many years, but have only been using it full time for the last year or so since I got my new laminate flooring. You may not know that I have one dog and one cat. The Schnoodle is supposedly non-shedding. The cat? Not so much! I do have throw rugs, and the roomba does a great job of keeping everything neat and tidy.
Did you know that you may be able to program your robot vacuum? Mine comes on every day around 9 am. The roomba goes all around the house and then returns to it’s base. LOVE it!
I’m really lucky that my little Lulu Mae isn’t afraid of the roomba.
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My roomba is so dirty!
When you use your robot vacuum every day like I do, it can get really dirty. I routinely clean it, but it wasn’t until recently that I found out that I can buy replacement roomba parts at a great price on amazon. What I didn’t now is that I could easily pop out that small wheel in order to clean it. After I cleaned all the dirt and hair out of it, the thing was moving like crazy!
How to use a leaf blower to clean an iRobot Roomba
I recently showed you clever ways to use your leaf blower. What I want you to focus on here is that small blue and white filter. Can you see the dirty before in the bottom left image? Yes, it is the same filter. While looking for tips on cleaning a iRobot Roomba, I found something that said to vacuum the roomba tray. Don’t you find that a little silly that a vacuum needs to be cleaned with a vacuum? The leaf blower does a fabulous job cleaning the dirty vacuum.
How did I find out about the replacement parts on Amazon? My daughter Jamie ordered some and I worked on her machine while visiting for Thanksgiving. I really was amazed how clean the brush roller was after using the handy red tool included in the replacement kit. You may have received one when you bought your vacuum. I did not.
Using Replacement parts on iRobot Roomba
At this point I had already cleaned the roomba with the leaf blower and replaced the side brush. Notice how clean the little swivel wheel is now. I am about to replace the Bristle Brush and Flexible Beater Brush as well. The roomba kit comes with 3 filters, 3 side brushes, rollers and cleaning tools.
iRobot Roomba Cleaning Video
You may think this is a lot of trouble. However, if you own ANY vacuum, you should be doing this type of cleaning on a regular basis. We’ve become a “throw away” society. If you do regular cleaning, care and maintenance on your iRobot Roomba, it will do a great job of cleaning for you!
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.