The Five Best Uses For Steam Cleaners
For the modern consumer, finding the time to take care of your home whilst juggling social commitments and your work life can be nigh-on impossible. Thankfully, the introduction of innovative cleaning products, such as steam cleaners, has helped to overcome this – but how can you make the most of them?
1. Cleaning Your Oven Unit
Getting rid of that dirt, grime and leftover food from your oven and hob can be an absolute nightmare, and finding an oven cleaning spray that doesn’t have a strong chemical content which leaves nasty residues can also be difficult.
Fortunately, a steam cleaner is an excellent answer to the challenges presented by your dirty oven. For the more ecologically-minded consumer, this is the perfect way to clean cooking equipment without using toxic chemicals – just be careful not to use it too close to your oven’s element as this may cause functional issues.
2. Defrosting Your Freezer
Not only is a steam cleaner a quick answer to your defrosting conundrum, but it also sterilises surfaces, meaning that you won’t have to use any expensive detergents or other sterilising agents after the freezer has defrosted.
Remember that it is important to place a bucket in your freezer to collect the water as it is dislodged, otherwise you’ll soon have a bigger mess to deal with!
3. Cleaning Hard Floors
The hot steam of your steam cleaner is far more effective at dislodging and killing bacteria that has accumulated on hard surfaces, making it perfect for your tiled kitchen and bathroom floors.
For a thoroughly hygienic result, steam cleaners are also able to reach the areas in between your tiles, cleaning and refreshing those grouted cracks. When cleaning the grout between tiles, don’t hold the steam cleaner in one place for too long, as this may do more harm than good.
4. Sanitising Your Mattress
If any of your family has serious allergies, or you have recurring problems with dust mites, steam cleaners can be a great way to sanitise your mattress. The high temperatures produced by your steam cleaner kills dust mites whilst giving the mattress a refreshing clean in the process.
Make sure you have the correct attachments on your steam cleaner when you sanitise your mattress and try not over soak it. Always leave it to dry fully before fitting bed linen.
5. Cleaning Your Windows
Cleaning windows can be both expensive and troublesome and you may often find yourself left with streaky windows that are an absolute pain to clean properly.
Steam cleaners prevent that streaky finish and leave windows with a beautiful, dry finish. Many steam cleaners will come with a purpose built window cleaning attachment which should make the whole process even easier.
It is often a good idea to place a towel beneath the window to catch any water droplets and most people recommend beginning at the top of the window, working downwards in sections until you reach to bottom of the window.