Relocating A Roomba To A New Place

Alex Mcil author
Alex Mcil

The best part about having a Roomba is that your floor is cleaned without doing it by hand. However, the more challenging part is that you have to let the Roomba familiarise themselves with the layout of your home first. The typical steps would include having to set up the home base for the Roomba to return to for docking, charging, and discharging waste into a Roomba bag. Everything is fine and dandy until you realize you have to relocate the Roomba’s home base. Some people believe you have to allow the Roomba to restart the whole process of mapping out again but that is a misconception. Here is where we come in to answer those questions and how you can go about doing the relocation.

 

Introduction

The best part about having a Roomba is that your floor is cleaned without doing it by hand. However, the more challenging part is that you have to let the Roomba familiarise themselves with the layout of your home first. The typical steps would include having to set up the home base for the Roomba to return to for docking, charging, and discharging waste into a Roomba bag. Everything is fine and dandy until you realize you have to relocate the Roomba’s home base. Some people believe you have to allow the Roomba to restart the whole process of mapping out again but that is a misconception. Here is where we come in to answer those questions and how you can go about doing the relocation.

Decide on a New Location

Before you make the move, consider the new location where you are moving your Roomba’s home base to. It is important that the new location of your choosing should meet certain criteria in order for your Roomba to function efficiently. You need to ensure that there is enough space for not only the home base but also the Roomba after it docks to the home base. Furthermore, you would want to avoid locations near staircases or drop-off points to avoid the Roomba falling down and breaking. Additionally, you should also ensure that the home base is attached to a stable point like against a wall.

Do note that you should not be moving the home base while the Roomba is in the middle of cleaning up. It might get confused and not find the home base to dock. It is also important to note that when you move it, move the Roomba and the home base together. 

Remove obstacles

At the new location, you should also remove any obstacles that could prove a hindrance to your Roomba when it goes back to dock at its home base. So, if there is any furniture in the path of the Roomba, you should be removing it.

Apart from that, even if you put the home base on a carpeted floor, the Roomba can still navigate its way back to its home base over the carpet. As long as there is no physical obstruction in its path, you can place it almost anywhere.

Relocate your Home Base

There are not many complications when it comes to the relocation of the home base itself. The Roomba will automatically register the new place as its docking point. Even if you notice that the home base icon on the map is still at the old location, you should not worry too much. The map will update itself after it has gone through a few more rounds. The entire process is automatic, so trust the process. Your Roomba can even return to two different home bases since most of them are wired to return to the nearest home base as long as the devices are compatible.

So, there are some people who even place multiple home bases in their homes. This is usually the case when there are many floors to a home. Roombas are unable to climb up the stairs so if you are able to afford it, you can purchase a Roomba for every floor. Otherwise, you can just purchase a compatible home base and install it on every floor. As mentioned, the Roomba can return to any of the home bases automatically. You do not have to reset the Roomba unless there are any serious technical issues. The only requirement would be that you have to manually move the Roomba from floor to floor.

Clean your Roomba

When your Roomba picks up on all the dust and debris from your floor, all of these are stored in the dirt bin, a compartment that is installed into your Roomba. It is recommended to clean this frequently as this can clog up the vacuum making the cleaning less efficient. Plus, congestion is bad for the electronics in the Roomba and might cause wear and tear faster than if you had cleaned it frequently.

You can clean this dirt bin when your Roomba is not docked. Simply locate the bin icon on your Roomba and press it to release the cache then empty the dirt bin in your trash. When you are cleaning your dirt bin, you can also take the chance to clean out the air filter attached to it. It is easy for that to get congested as well. Remember not to use water to clean the filter as it is not designed for that and improper drying could cause the device to malfunction. Just tapping out the filter in your trash bin will do the trick.

Reconfigure Roomba Vacuum

As mentioned, you normally do not need to mess with any of the settings of your Roomba. Unless there seem to be some technical difficulties like your Roomba not updating the location of its new home base after weeks. That is where you might have to start resetting your device.

There are two ways to go about this reconfiguration. Either through your mobile application or to reset the Roomba itself. The mobile application should always be the default way to go since there will be instructions on how to reset it on the screen to aid you, Roombas can be reset through your phone fairly easily. It is only when the connection between the application and your Roomba is wonky, should you then consider resetting the machine directly.

Before you reset the device directly, do a quick check to ensure that the faulty connection is not a result of carelessness. Not being on the same wifi connection can interfere with this link. If this does not work, it might be time to also consult a service staff to inquire what could be the reason behind this.

Conclusion

Hence, owning and using a Roomba is pretty fuss-free since the robot is a smart one that can get most things done automatically. The only catch to it would be cleaning up and maintaining the machine which is typical of most technology nowadays. So, what is stopping you from getting a Roomba?

1. How do I relocate Roomba to a new place?

1. Start by finding a new place for your Roomba. This could be a different room in your home, or even a different home altogether.

2. Once you have found the perfect spot for your Roomba, it’s time to start packing. Begin by gathering all of the accessories and parts that come with your Roomba.

2. How do I ensure Roomba doesn’t get lost?

First, you can create virtual walls to block off areas where you don’t want Roomba to go. This will help to keep Roomba contained to a certain area.

Second, you can make sure to regularly clean Roomba’s sensors and brushes. If these become dirty, it can affect Roomba’s ability to navigate properly.

3. How do I keep Roomba from getting stuck?

First, make sure that there are no obstacles in the room that the Roomba could get stuck on. This includes things like cords, clothes, toys, etc.

Second, you can use the virtual wall feature to create an invisible barrier that the Roomba will not cross.

4. What are the benefits of relocating Roomba to a new place?

One benefit is that Roomba will have a new environment to explore. This can help Roomba to stay active and engaged, and can also help to stimulate its mind. Additionally, Roomba may be less likely to become bored in a new location. Another benefit of relocating Roomba is that it can help to prevent wear and tear on Roomba’s components.

5. What are the best places to relocate a Roomba?

The first thing you need to think about is whether or not your Roomba will have access to all the places it needs to go. If you have a lot of furniture in your home, you may want to consider finding a place for your Roomba that is out of the way and will not be blocked by anything.

6. What are the risks of relocating Roomba to a new place?

The first is that Roomba may not be able to find its way back to the charging dock. This is especially a concern if the new place is significantly larger or has a more complex layout than the previous location. If Roomba gets lost, it could run out of battery and become stranded.