Are Steam Mops as Effective as People Believe?
October 1, 2015  |  Home & Living

Steam MopAre you fed up of the stains on your kitchen floor that do not go away in spite of your best efforts?Are you tired of the back breaking effort that you have to put in,to get your house safe and clean for your children and pets?

Whatever be your problem may be, you would have by now been told by a friend, or read in a magazine, or seen an advertisement telling you that steam mop is what you need.

But you may have several doubts and questions regarding this, and may need to be more convinced before you actually buy it.Let us examine some of the common questions that may be on your mind.

Do I Really Need a Steam Mop?

If you are not satisfied with the results given by your conventional methods of cleaning, then the answer would definitely be yes.

Why is this so? Is it really as effective as people believe it is?

There are many reasons for this. The steam mop works with steam at high temperatures, as its name itself implies. Therefore, it is much better equipped to remove those hardy stains which are otherwise not amenable to normal cleaning methods.For this very same reason, it is germicidal, and effectively eliminates most bugs. The added advantage is that there is no need to use harmful chemical germicides, particularly if you have children and pets at home.Another very attractive feature is that it can be used not only on the floor but also other surfaces like the walls, carpet, furniture upholstery, car interiors and so on. So, over a period of time, you can actually save money by avoiding to engage professional cleaners for these jobs.

Are They All Equally Effective?

Obviously, like in choosing any appliance, there will be some points that you should consider before you decide which product to buy.Some things to look out for would be:

  • The amount of steam generated.
  • Whether the steam is directed properly while cleaning?
  • The quality of the cleaning pads.
  • Ease of assembly.
  • Flexibility of the machine in order to reach every nook and corner of your living space
  • Ease of storage after use.

Careful examination is therefore essential before choosing the right one for optimal results.
Will my steam mop cease to be as effective with use?

It may become more effective in fact because you become more comfortable with regular use. However, like with any other appliance, some after care and good maintenance will go a long way in giving you lasting satisfaction with it. It is more important with the steam mop, because it works with water and steam. Therefore the excess water should be drained after every use. It should be wiped dry and stored safely till you need to use it again.

So, by properly choosing the steam mop that is most suitable for your purpose, and taking care of it well, you can definitely ensure that it is indeed effective, and perhaps even more so.


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