With a steam cleaner you can finally say goodbye to a bucket and scrubbing brush for cleaning your floors, and also to germs and bacteria. In fact, steam cleaning guarantees deep hygiene and cleanliness, without the need for detergents or chemical products: thanks to hygienic power of steam alone, up to 99.9% of germs and bacteria can be removed.
A steam cleaner is a practical and effective solution against all types of dirt on the washable surfaces of your home. Such as? Find out with this quick guide to getting the best from your steam cleaner.
How does a steam mop work?
If when you talk about steam cleaning you think of big and bulky tools and accessories, then maybe you haven't seen the new generation of steam cleaners.
Born as a natural evolution of the steam mop and the traditional mop, this little gem of an appliance takes advantage of the natural sanitizing power of steam to thoroughly clean all washable surfaces in the home.
How does it work? Just fill the tank with tap water, attach a microfiber cloth to the mop: after about 10 seconds it's ready to be used.
The hot steam-charged cloth removes and retains the most stubborn dirt (including grease and grease stains), eliminating germs and bacteria. The best steam cleaners on the market just now are those without wires (cordless), with an articulated and ultra-light head to easily reach even the most difficult places. All without the use of detergents and without the obstruction of the pull-along steam cleaner.
Tips for using a steam cleaner
For perfect cleaning with your steam cleaner, just follow a few small steps to fully benefit from all the advantages of this innovative system.
The first thing to do is to make sure you've removed all the dust from the floors or surfaces to be cleaned with steam: dust and other powders, once in contact with the steam of the cloth, tend to stick to the surfaces, making cleaning more difficult. To get the best result, use a vacuum cleaner or an electrostatic dust catcher as you would before using a traditional mop and bucket.
Another useful tip for perfect results is to change the microfiber cloth frequently and wash it in a washing machine before using it again. Finally, always remember to follow all the manufacturer's instructions regarding the amount of water and the type of microfiber cloth to use.
The common mistakes to avoid when steam cleaning
However there are exceptions. A common mistake to avoid is using steam on non-washable surfaces, or on untreated wax or wood which, with heat, could be damaged.