Steam mops can remove the most difficult dirt and grime from your floors and other surfaces around the house. It’s especially great for when babies and smaller children are present, as well as dogs and cats. There may be harmful bacteria lurking on these surfaces, particularly floors where food was handled, such as salmonella and listeria to mention but a few.
Using this type of mop is a breeze and many products are very similar in terms of features. There is usually a water container which you fill and can be used to heat water to steam. There is sometimes an option for detergents, though that isn’t really required unless you want a wonderful scent or you want the process to be sped up.
In order to use a steam cleaner or mop, you just fill the water tank and switch the unit on. There’s usually a trigger gun, which is only a button that you hold down to start the steaming. This is a security feature so that if you left the steamer on, it won’t continue to steam.
Hold down the button and gently allow the steam to touch the regions of dirt you would like to clean. The dirt should automatically start to be removed from the surface. For particularly troublesome areas, continue to cover the area with steam or utilize some other accessories that may have come with your steam cleaner to help with troublesome spots. Once cleaned, wipe over with a damp cloth to clear away the dirt.
If you are using a steam cleaner, make sure that you attach the cleaning pad to the end of the unit before using. The cleaning pads will collect the dirt and usually you can wash these pads after use. You don’t need to use a completely new cleaning pad for every time you wash.
There may be accessories like nozzles for concentrating on particular tight areas such as the grouting between tiles. Use them as instructed by your guide. As soon as you’ve finished cleaning, ensure the unit is switched off.
Steam mops are an outstanding way to clean floors quickly and ensure most bacteria has been killed. Not all bacteria will be eliminated, but it’s far better than using a mop and bucket that just moves around dirty areas.