I've had numerous inquiries about my Roomba...or aka, IROBOT.
What is a ROOMBA you ask?
The Roomba is a robotic vacuum cleaner made and sold by iRobot. The Roomba was introduced in 2002; several updates and new models have since been released. As of January 2008[update], over 2.5 million units have been sold.
I have wood floors or tile throughout the entire house.
I have various rugs but no carpet.
mean when I say DUST FACTOR!
I LOVE my wood floors.....I just hate the layer of dust that seems to
NEVER go away!
(It just makes my toenails start curling back to think of all the NASTY
stuff that was embedded in my carpet in my previous home)
No wonder I had such severe allergies.
I figured if my rugs got nasty, I could just toss them and get new ones....
on clearance of course.
ONE room or he will work himself to death and never really
If you play it right, he will do his job and go back to his "home" when he
is finished so he can recharge....I like to call this a NAP!
You are looking at my ROOMBA heading back to his home.....
If you treat him right, he'll pop out of his home in the a.m. after you've left for work or wherever....do his job and be back in his home and fully charged for another cleaning.
Then, when you return, you can put him to work in another room...after you clean
the trap and filter of course.
(This means that you can SCHEDULE times for him to start cleaning...you don't have to be there)
He comes with two virtual walls...don't ask me about these....
I find just putting pillows, chairs, etc...does the same job...to keep
him in a certain area.
You just want to make sure all items that can be sucked up into the ROOMBA are picked up...such as IPOD earbuds, SOCKS, apron strings.....don't ask me how I know this.
Should ROOMBA find this type of stuff.....he will DIE ON THE SPOT!
Now, mind you, if that spot happens to be in a closet, under the clothes in the VERY BACK
dark corner.....it may take you awhile to find him.
There is NO LOCATOR...which is something I wish they would add.
My very nervous dog doesn't seem to be bothered by ROOMBA's presence.
He does NOT eat feet either....he will lightly tap and turn. I was expecting it to
feel like the shopping cart when it clips my ankles....it does not.
I however will not buy one because....
I'm too cheap!
It is funny that I refer to ROOMBA as a HIM....when he has a
very feminine voice when I need to take action such as cleaning the brushes because
they have an IPOD earbud in them.....or something like that.
dust level on the wood floors has decreased DRAMATICALLY!
If you have any questions, just leave me a comment.
A ROOMBA is NOT cheap....however, mine was a handmedown...because
on carpet and with hairy dogs....he is NOT GOOD.
I did find one on www.craigslist.com for about $175.00.