Steam cleaning whether it’s done by the novice at home or the professional cleaning agency is a great way to clean and freshen up the home.
There are many benefits for using this method of cleaning over conventional methods however, some people just prefer to roll up their sleeves, grab the rubber gloves and get stuck in so, it’s down to personal preference whether or not you feel it is for you!
Here are the main reasons why steam cleaning, is the way to go!
• Steam cleaning is completely natural as you only need water.
• Cost effectiveness comes from not having to keep buying regular cleaning agents.
• No harmful chemicals which are often found in regular cleaning products, means they are the safer way to clean.
• No residue is left on surfaces which can sometimes happen with detergents.
• No harsh chemicals means = no stains on clothing, so you can wear what you want to do it.
• Steam kills most bacteria’s such as e-coli, salmonella and listeria, bonus!
• Steam cleaning is the eco-friendly way to clean your home!
• Forget one off applications, this method keeps going and has multi-purpose uses!
How does it actually clean, if it’s only steam?
Most dirt and grime sticks to surfaces like glue, the steam manages to melt this and then the substance is easily wiped away.
(Unless the core of the problem is melted away, you could be scrubbing or moving around dirt instead of actually removing it!)
How does it work?
Clean water is put into the steam cleaner and the heating element within boils the water to create steam. The steam will disperse from a hose or nozzle and there is usually some kind of cleaning tool provided. This ongoing system will continue to produce steam until the water level drops to below minimum and needs refilling again.
What can I clean with a steam cleaner?
Steam cleaners have multi uses and can be used on almost anything that is water friendly. Cleaning contractors tend to use them for cleaning sofas, upholstery, carpets, windows and wall tiles when hired to clean a home. This could be useful for any landlord or tenant who is moving out and needs to clean the property before handing back the keys.
Other uses include;
Mirrors, curtains, blinds, hearths, painted surfaces, cookers and hobs, bathrooms suites etc.
Or you may use it to remove wrinkles and creases from fabrics, pet hairs, jewellery, car dashboards, barbeques etc.
The list goes on!
Anything else I should know?
If you are considering buying a steam cleaner it’s probably best to know that price varies depending on the type of model you get. Example some heat up within 30 seconds whereas, other could take 30 minutes.
Tool attachments may vary depending on how expensive you go. The cheaper models may have fewer attachments included.
Mobility is another important factor as some are designed to be handled easily and are lightweight whereas others could be heavier to manoeuvre, similar to what professional cleaning companies use.
Think about the size of the model and bare this in mind when considering where you will be going to store the steamer.
Some steamers are pressurised and others non-pressurised, however, we don’t feel there is significant difference between the two because once the handle is released so is the pressure (it’s not a constant flow of pressure) and it will need to be built up again. It’s probably better to go with what you can afford rather than what appears to be better as both are good enough for home cleaning.
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