Steam mops are great for cleaning hard floors, but many people don’t realise that multi-function versions are available. These all-in-one appliances are also very handy for cleaning carpet and a wide variety of surfaces.
The key to successfully cleaning your carpets and other household surfaces with a steam mop lies in making a wise choice when you make your initial purchase. These days there are three different models available.
- Some models not only clean hard floors and carpets, but also can be used as a hand held steamer to clean upholstery, countertops, appliances and more.
- Some models are made just for cleaning carpeted surfaces and hard floors (and potentially even laminate floors).
- The original steam mop is intended just for cleaning hard floors.
It pays to take a little time to evaluate your needs before making your purchase. In this case, it’s always better to overestimate your needs than to under-estimate them. Remember that you may not think you need a hand held steamer now, but if you have one you’ll surely find dozens of ways to use it!
This video shows the many ways you can use a steam mop all around the house!
Isn’t A Carpet Steamer Better For Carpet?
Carpet steamers are specially designed to clean carpets, and they do a good job, but that’s all they do! A multi-use appliance that performs several different tasks will save you money and storage space. Additionally, a steam mop is light and easy to use and carry around. A carpet steamer is a big, awkward monstrosity.
Carpet steamers are not just big and heavy, they also come with an ungainly octopus of hoses to deal with. A steam mop is small, light, streamlined and easy to cart around. There are no hoses to tangle and trip over, so you can move easily from open carpeted areas to tricky settings (i.e. stairs).
This video demonstrates just how easy it is to use a steam mop to refresh your carpets.
If you have a big, overwhelming mess or you want to clean all of your carpeting, a carpet steamer is the right choice. For everyday cleaning and touch-ups, a steam mop with a carpet glider and the ability to be used as a hand held steamer is a far better option.
You’ll be far more motivated to keep your carpets clean (and avoid the backbreaking labor and inconvenience of whole house carpet cleaning) when you have this light weight, easy-to-use tool on hand.
Clean Hard Flooring, Hard Surfaces, Carpet And Upholstery Chemical-Free!
When you choose to use a multi-purpose steam mop, you can clean and sanitise your whole house and your upholstered furnishings without the use of chemicals. A steam mop delivers superior cleaning with pure distilled or demineralised water.
Scalding hot steam (55+ degrees Celsius) will sanitise your floors, carpets and upholstery. High temperatures kill viruses, germs, mold spore, dust mites, fleas, bedbugs and most common household undesirables. High temperature steam cleaning also does away with pollen. This can be extremely helpful for allergy sufferers.
People who are sensitive to household chemicals really appreciate the fact that steam mops leave no residue. In fact, they barely leave any water. When you are finished cleaning hard surfaces or carpet with a steam mop, there is very little water left behind. Fast drying means reduced slipping hazard and less opportunity for mould to develop.
Save Money In Many Ways
When you invest in a high-quality, multi-use steam mop you save money on your initial purchase because you do not have to buy several different appliances. In the long run, you can save a fortune on cleaning supplies because you just add water for superb cleaning results.
Keeping your hard floors, hard surfaces, carpets and upholstery clean and sanitised could also reduce your doctor bills substantially in the long term.
This video provides good information on top choices in multi-purpose steam mops.
A multi-purpose steam mop is a wise choice in efficient, thrifty home care and cleaning. This all-in-one device makes cleaning a breeze. When you don’t have to haul out multiple tools and drag a mop bucket around the house, you are sure to feel more motivated to clean frequently. When you are able to take care of all your household cleaning needs quickly and easily, you’re bound to have more energy and more free time!