How a Steam Cleaner Works

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No matter what type of flooring you have, chances are that it’s a lot dirtier than you’d think. Dirt, stains, spills, and spoils can all seep into the floors and leave your home much dirtier than you may think it is. The magic of steam cleaning is now available for your home to help you remove those problem areas that have set into your floors and to get them fresh once again. A steam cleaner is a powerful steam cleaning solution that could be perfect for your home. This article will delve into how a steam cleaner works and how you can make the most out of this tool.
How a Steam Cleaner Works - Why You Should Use One 
A steam cleaner can get rid of any set in stains and dirt that are lingering on your floors. The heat and moisture of the steam can pull up those issues and give your floor a brand new look that you may not expect. Many steam cleaners will use simple tap water to get rid of the problems, but there are also devices that have areas for special chemicals that may be able to target your issues better. If you have pet stains, some products can clean those and remove odors at the same time. If you have high traffic areas to clean, some chemicals will work to protect your floors in the future. A steam cleaner is completely different from a vacuum cleaner. The steam cleaner will work by washing the carpet or floor.
How to Use a Steam Cleaner
Water is used in the cleaner, which then turns into steam. Since the steam is hot, it often works better than using some warm water with detergent mixed in. Also, the water is pure rather than having other products mixed in, which is often better to protect the material of the carpet.

The heat of the water helps to clean the surface while also sanitizing it. There are often other parts connected, such as brushes. This helps to dislodge any dirt that has become stuck. There are some that will require a liquid floor cleaner to be added, which will mix into the steam. This often helps with the clearing of any dirt and dust that has collected on the floor.
The benefit to a steam cleaner is that the heat and amount of steam can be changed. This will help with tougher stains or those that just need a quick clean to dislodge any dust that has collected over time. Many cleaners are able to use very little water over a large area. This is beneficial since it means the carpet or the surface does not end up as wet afterward.
Why Should You Use a Steam Cleaner?
The question is why you should use a steam cleaner. The problem is that the vacuum cleaner is not always good enough. They will be able to pick up the small amounts of dirt that are sitting on top of the surface, but they will not pick up everything that has been worn in.

You should aim to use a steam cleaner at least twice a month. This will help to pick up all dirt and remove any germs that are hiding in your house surface. You would be surprised by how much is there if you took a microscope to it. The benefit is that the hot steam will kill fleas that are living in your fibers too, which will prevent them from affecting you.
Bottom Line
Believe it or not, but your floors are most likely a lot dirtier than you’d think they are. That’s because dirt, grime, stains and spills can all seep into your floors and become set there. This is where steam cleaners come in handy. Not only are they able to clean your floors and carpet, but they’re able to get some of the toughest stains out of them as well. This article went over how a steam cleaner works and how it uses hot water to clean up even the most stubborn of stains.

Comments (3)

Keith McMullin
Port Aransas Realty - Port Aransas, TX
Port Aransas Real Estate

I learned something today.  Great info!  Thank you

Mar 14, 2019 08:27 AM
Gwen Fowler SC Lakes & Mountains 864-710-4518
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc - Walhalla, SC
Gwen Fowler Real Estate, Inc.

Great info.  Steam cleaning is something to consider. 

Mar 14, 2019 08:43 AM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI
HomeSmart Real Estate - Scottsdale, AZ
Arizona Homes and Land Group/ Buy or Sell

Thank you John Tabbart for this steamy story during the last days of Winter and welcome to the Rain! Jeff

Mar 14, 2019 08:57 AM