Steam cleaning is a popular choice when it comes to removing dirt or banishing stains from your carpets, flooring, furniture and upholstery.
There are a whole bunch of health, environmental and even cost-saving advantages when you choose to clean with steam.
How Does a Steam Cleaner Work?
Benefits of Steam Cleaning
So why use a steam cleaner as part of your cleaning routine?
Shift hard to move dirt
As steam is pushed out onto the surfaces you're cleaning, it loosens and removes grime and grease from both fabric fibres and smooth surfaces. This makes your cleaning jobs quicker and easier!
Kill germs and bacteria
As well as cleaning visible dirt, steam cleaning also sanitises surfaces, killing up to 99% of potentially harmful bacteria, germs and mould spores.
Help the planet
Steam cleaning is environmentally friendly. As you're cleaning with just water, there's no need to use any chemicals like ammonia or bleach, which take their toll on our environment.
You don't need to stock up on a wide range of different cleaning products either. Steam can be used to clean throughout your home, on almost all surfaces and upholstery types.
The effectiveness of steam cleaning means there's no need to scrub for ages!
Look after your health
Cleaners that contain chemicals can leave a residue on surfaces which might be hazardous especially to small children crawling and playing on the floor or pets who might be touching or even licking lots of surfaces. There is no residue with steam cleaning as the water evaporates as your surfaces dry.
Rid your home of creepy crawlies
Steam cleaning has been proven to get rid of bed bugs, fleas and dust mites. Dust mites are second only to pollen in causing allergic reactions in humans so eliminating them helps you protect your health.
So steam clean beds, sofas, floors and furniture to look after your family and keep your home sparkling clean.
Choosing the Right Steam Cleaner
Whilst steam cleaners vary in shapes, sizes and strengths, there are three common styles. The type that will suit you best depends on what you'll be using your steam cleaner for.
- Lightweight steam cleaner
- Designed to be used on any smooth, hard surface such as sealed wood, tile, linoleum and laminate flooring
- Can be easily stored
- For smaller, more manageable surface areas
- Perfect for door handles, sink handles and hard to reach areas in the bathroom and kitchen
- Can also be used to get wrinkles out of clothing
- Larger canister style steamers
- Can be used throughout your home
- Come with various attachments which can be used on all types of flooring and surfaces