[Sand Challenge] Can Robot Vacuums Pick Up Sand?

Robot vacuums, our modern floor-cleaning heroes, have mastered dirt, dust, and pet hair. But what about the sneaky sand? Well, the good news is they’re up to the challenge! From what I’ve witnessed, most robot vacuums can handle sand like a pro, no sweat. But wait, there’s more! I’ve dug deep into the world of

[How To] Protect Baseboards From Robot Vacuums!

The best way to protect your baseboards from your Roomba or any robot vacuum is to put felt sticky pads on the front bumper, as I’ve done in the picture below. You want to put several felt pads on the front bumper of your robot vacuum. You can put it all the way around the

How Your Roomba Gets Smarter Over Time!

One of the interesting facts about modern Roomba robot vacuum cleaners is that they do get smarter over time and the more you use it. Not only is iRobot, the parent company of Roomba, give you updates to improve them and fix bugs, but the robots with mapping tech will learn your home and figure

[FIX] iRobot Roomba Makes Beeping Sound On Charger

Roomba’s will play songs, speak the problem, beep and flash it’s LED lights at you to communicate and tell you what is wrong. Your Roomba playing 4 notes, or it may sound like 4 beeps, is a sign the battery is low, and it needs to be charged. Most modern Roomba’s will navigate to the

How To Tell Which Roomba You Have

If you’ve ever found yourself puzzled about which Roomba model you own, don’t worry, you’re in good company. I’ve been in that situation too, and I’m here to help. To uncover your Roomba’s true identity, you’ll need to get up close and personal with the little robot. It might sound a tad unusual, but you’ll

The Best Robot Vacuums WITHOUT Brushes (Beater Bars)

Robot vacuums have revolutionized the way we clean our floors. These nifty gadgets are now the go-to choice for keeping carpets and hard floors spick and span. But here’s a crucial tidbit to remember: not all hard floors are best buddies with beater brushes. Beater brushes are those twirling marvels near the vacuum’s mouth that

How Robot Vacuums Navigate: Mapping, GPS, Cameras & More

Having personally witnessed the rise of Roombas and other robot vacuums, I can vouch for their soaring popularity, and frankly, it’s well-deserved. Their ability to keep floors spotless is nothing short of amazing. But here’s the thing: despite their widespread use, robot vacuums remain a bit of a mystery to many. The way they navigate

How To Reuse Roomba Bags [Simple]

Are you tired of constantly buying expensive Roomba bags? Well, there’s a simple and cost-effective solution to make your Roomba bags reusable! When your robot vacuum bag gets full, you don’t need to go through the hassle of cutting it open or making adjustments that could affect its dust-collecting abilities. Instead, just follow these easy

[DAMAGED] Avoid Wet Floors With Roomba!

Picture this: You’re tempted to let your trusty Roomba tackle a wet mess, but hold that thought! Roombas are fantastic, but they aren’t waterproof superheroes. I’ve learned this the hard way. Attempting a watery mission might leave you with a costly disaster on your hands. Now, you might be eyeing those newer models with mop

Solved: Can You Bring A Roomba On A Plane?

Ah, the NEW-age question: Can I take my trusty robot vacuum with me on a flight? As a seasoned traveler, I get it. Here’s the deal: Most airports are cool with you stashing your robotic sidekick in your carry-on. The batteries? Keep ’em close in your carry-on bag, too. But hold on, it’s not all

How Roomba Finds Its Base: Robot Vacuum Navigation

Ever wondered how Roomba, the robotic vacuum, finds its way back to its home base? It’s a question many new Roomba owners ponder. These little marvels use a mix of sensors to navigate and locate their charging station, often called the base or dock. Roombas employ various sensors, including light and lasers, to map your

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,

Thresholds Limits For Robot Vacuums & Tips To Get Over Them

Robot vacuums, like the trusty iRobot Roomba, are built to handle a variety of obstacles with finesse. They can gracefully conquer ramps, inclines, bumps, and various thresholds, making them versatile cleaning warriors. Now, when it comes to the Roomba’s threshold-tackling superpower, it can comfortably handle obstacles up to 5/8 inches or approximately 15.8mm in height.

Can I Use My Roomba in the Garage?

You can unleash your trusty robot vacuum on your garage floor, but there are a few ground rules. Robot vacuums like the Roomba are typically designed for indoor use and may not be garage warriors. Here’s the deal-breaker: steer clear if your garage floor is a mess of oil spills, puddles, or scattered heavy metal

It Cost More To Run A Robot Vacuum, But It’s Worth It

Do robot vacuums use a lot of power

Before writing this, the typical example I’ve found was that a Roomba takes 3 hours to charge and uses 30 watts when charging. At 10 cents a kilowatt, that would be $0.13 a month in energy cost. I wanted to test this myself and found that these numbers are off and don’t factor in idle

Here’s How Your Roomba May Trigger Home Alarm System

I recently got a good question about alarm systems and if a robot vacuum will trigger them. This is one of those things you don’t think much about until it hits you when trying to leave your home and the robot vacuum is running. Will The Robot Vacuum Set Off The Home Alarm? Yes, but

[10-Steps] How To Clean A Roomba That Ran Over Poop

There was a video that circulated the internet where someone’s robot vacuum running over dog poop, and it smeared it all over the home. It was gross and everyone had a good laugh because something like this would never happen to us. Well… I thought the same thing and then one day it happen to

How To Replace Roomba Battery In Six Easy Steps

Keeping your Roomba in tip-top shape is essential, and one way to do that is by replacing its battery every 2 years. It’s like giving your trusty robot vacuum a refreshing energy boost! Now, here’s the thing: the process is surprisingly straightforward, but finding a helpful guide can be a bit tricky. Lucky for you,