Steam mops can get rid of the toughest dirt and grime from your floors and other surfaces around the home. It’s especially great for when babies and small children are present, or even dogs and cats. There can be detrimental bacteria lurking on these surfaces, especially floors where food was handled, such as salmonella and listeria to mention but a few.
Using this type of mop is a breeze and most products are very similar in terms of features. There’s generally a water container which you fill and can be used to heat water to steam. There’s sometimes an alternative for detergents, although that is not really required unless you want a nice scent or you want the process to be sped up. There is usually a trigger gun, which is just a button that you hold down to start the steaming. This is a safety feature so that if you left the steamer on, it will not continue to steam.
Hold down the button and gently allow the steam to touch the areas of dirt you want to clean. The dirt should automatically start to be removed from the surface. For especially troublesome areas, continue to cover the area with steam or use 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 grime.
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 gather the dirt and usually you can wash these pads after use. You don’t have to use a completely new cleaning pad for every time you wash.
There may be accessories such as nozzles for concentrating on particular tight areas such as the grouting in between tiles. As soon as you have finished cleaning, ensure the unit is switched off.
Steam mops are an outstanding way to clean floors quickly and guarantee most bacteria has been killed. Not all bacteria will be eliminated, but it’s far better than using a mop and bucket which just moves around dirty locations.