Most household surfaces can benefit from steam cleaning, but you should always pay attention to the material you’re cleaning and think about how it will react to direct water and heat. Always remember to test a small area of the surface first to see how it will react to the process. Here’s a list of things you can steam clean.
Upholstery, Mattresses, Curtains and Carpets
Steam kills dust mites and removes stains from these surfaces
Use a dry steam cleaning machine and an upholstery attachment for these surfaces
For carpets, you should use a steam cleaner only for spot cleaning – use a carpet cleaning machine for large surfaces
Test an inconspicuous area first to make sure the material you are cleaning is color-fast
Keep the machine moving so you don’t soak the fabric.
Floors, Tiles, and Ceramic and Metal Fixtures
Steam kills germs, mold, and fungus
Steam is good for cleaning grout
Steam should not be used on porous floor surfaces such as concrete, paving stones, limestone, marble, or unsealed hardwood
Use a dry steam cleaning machine and a floor attachment for these areas
Keep the machine moving and avoid pressure in one area for too long.
Glass and Mirrors
Using steam to clean glass and mirrors helps you avoid streaks
Use a dry steam cleaning machine and a window attachment
Lay a towel below the surface you’re cleaning to catch any drips
Drag from the top to the bottom in stripes.
Handheld dry steam cleaners can sanitize rubbish bins, cutting boards, and work surfaces
You can also use a handheld dry steam cleaner to clean the fridge and defrost the freezer.
You can steam clean other items in your home, as well, including the following. Be sure to follow the directions on the steam cleaner for advice on how to clean these items.
Filters and grills (air-conditioning, cooker hood, barbecue)
Pet beds, cages, and litter boxes
Children’s toys and baby changing areas
If you have a larger job than your equipment can handle its always a good idea to reach out to a professional. They have the tools to get the job done.