How Long is a Roomba Cleaning Cycle?

August 20, 2023
David Sunnyside

If you're like most people who have Roombas, you probably use them regularly but may not know how long a roomba cleaning cycle lasts. There are a lot of factors that can affect the length of a Roomba cleaning cycle. These include the floor type, furniture, and the size of the cleanable area in square feet. Roomba also uses an advanced software algorithm to estimate how much time it will spend cleaning each room. This is constantly updated based on sensors inputs, so individual results may vary.

Generally, Roomba cleaning cycles can range from 25 minutes for average-sized rooms to 2 hours for larger spaces. The level of dirt and debris in the room can also have a big impact on how long a Roomba cleaning cycle will take. If there is a lot of dust and pet hair, the cleaning will likely be longer than if the room is mostly clean.

Roomba's battery life can also influence how long a cleaning cycle lasts. Some models of Roomba, such as the older 600800 series, only have a one-hour battery limit. When the battery is low, the Roomba will try to find its charging dock and recharge before it starts cleaning again. Newer models, such as the 900, iSeries, and j-series models, have a "Charge & Resume" feature that allows them to recharge and resume cleaning at the exact point where they stopped.

Keeping up with proper maintenance and cleaning will also help to extend the life of your Roomba. Make sure to keep the brushes clear of debris and keep it out of cluttered areas to avoid overworking the robot.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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