How do the robot knows how and where to clean?
iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology When you see Roomba or Scooba making their way under and past furniture, going around plants and finding their way out of a confined area, that's iAdapt technology in action. iAdapt is an advanced system of software and sensors that allows Roomba and Scooba to clean more of your room, more thoroughly, getting into areas you can't easily reach. With iAdapt, the robots use over 40 robotic behaviors and more than 60 decisions per second to ensure that they clean every section of your room, making multiple passes over the same area. This adaptive cleaning technology is what works best in the real world, where dirt doesn't fall in regimented rows and a bed skirt isn't the ultimate roadblock for dust. The robots clean the way you would--thoroughly and efficiently.
Can Roomba be used on deep carpets and hard floors?
Yes! Roomba picks up an amazing amount of dirt, dust, pet hair and other debris from your carpets and hard floors. Roomba automatically transitions from one floor surface to the next, including carpets, rugs, tile, linoleum and hardwood floors.
How do Virtual Walls and Virtual Wall Lighthouses work?
A Virtual Wall® creates an adjustable, invisible, infrared beam that Roomba will not cross. Virtual Walls are used to block off-limit areas in your home. We have three versions, including a compact Virtual Wall and an Auto Virtual Wall.
A Virtual Wall Lighthouse™ can be set to Virtual Wall mode or Lighthouse mode. Lighthouse mode ensures the most efficient room-to-room cleaning. It confines Roomba to one room until that room is thoroughly vacuumed then directs Roomba to the next room. It can also be set to Virtual Wall mode to block off-limit areas. To determine Virtual Wall or Lighthouse compatibility with your Roomba, see the Virtual Wall and Lighthouse product pages.
What is AeroVac Bin? Do I need it?
Roomba's AeroVac Bin, compatible with Roomba 500 Series robots, is the latest breakthrough in cleaning technology. This powerful vacuum maximizes air flow through Roomba's cleaning head to pull hair and debris off the brushes and into the bin. The new single chamber bin fills evenly and holds more debris, allowing you to empty it less often.
AeroVac Bin is recommended for household with pets that shed as it pulls hair and debris off brushes. The regular vacuum bin will works great in lifting tremendous amount of dirt, dust and crumbs off your floors.
How often do I need to clean the brushes?
Keep Roomba's brushes clean to ensure optimal cleaning performance. Remove hair and debris from Roomba's brushes every 1-3 cleaning cycles.
For optimal pickup, empty Roomba's Debris Bin every 1-3 cleaning cycles, depending on the amount of hair, dirt, and debris in your environment.
How long do I need to charge the battery?
Roomba's battery can last for hundreds of cleaning cycles before you need to replace it. Prior to its initial use, Roomba's battery should be charged overnight or for 16 hours. Thereafter, it will takes approximately 3 hours to fully charge it with the supplied quick charger.
Simple Tips To Help Your Robot's Battery Last Longer
- Use your robot frequently.
- In the case of Roomba, clean the brushes and empty the vacuum bin every 1-3 cleaning cycles.
- Keep your robot charging when not in use.
- Always allow the robot to charge uninterrupted until the charging light turns solid green.
- Place your robot and the Home Base (if equipped) on a smooth, hard surface when your robot is charging.
- Charge your robot in a cool, dry place.
- For long-term storage, remove the fully charged battery from the robot and store in a cool, dry place.
- Fully charge the robot's battery at least once every six months for optimal performance.
How do children and pets react to Roomba?
Everyone's children and pets react differently; most tend to be curious at first, then get used to it soon after. In fact, many customers write letters (and send photos) about how entertained their pets are with their new robotic friend. Roomba is ideal for keeping up with pet hair, crumbs and everyday messes that accumulate on your rugs and hard floors.
Does Scooba vacuum before it washes and scrubs?
Scooba sweeps up loose crumbs, sand and dirt to prep the floor before it washes, scrubs and squeegees the floor.
Does Scooba clean hardwood floors? What surfaces does it clean?
Scooba cleaning solution has been specifically engineered to be safe and effective on hard floor surfaces, including tile, linoleum, vinyl, marble, slate, stone and sealed hardwood.
Scooba is not recommended for use on unfinished or unsealed hard floor surfaces, carpet, rugs or waxed floors. These surfaces may be damaged by water. (An unsealed floor does not have a coat of polyurethane to protect the sub-flooring from water damage). Additionally, Scooba is not for use with laminate flooring, which may be damaged by wet cleaning methods.
In all cases, follow the floor manufacturer’s cleaning recommendations.
What solutions should or should not be used in Scooba?
Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner, Natural Enyzme Formula, is specially designed to be safe for use in Scooba. All natural and non-toxic, it's strong enough to clean tough spills, yet safe for you, your pets and our planet. And Scooba Hard Floor Cleaner is highly concentrated, so you get 64 uses out of each bottle (use one capful or one packet per cleaning). Water or water and vinegar are also safe to use. Use of other cleaning formulas is not recommended, as it may damage Scooba.