Safe to Use
Because steam mops only use water as steam to clean your floors. They are safe for the environment, pets, and your family. You remove the need and save money by not having to use cleaning products.
More Effective Than a Traditional Mop
Steam mops clean more effectively than a traditional mop and bucket. As well as cleaning your floor the steam mop will sterilise your floor by killing bacteria, dust mites, and other allergens. Cleaning with steam mops does not leave a cloudy residue on the surfaces so they look shiner. Using steam mops leaves the floor quicker to dry than conventional cleaning with a mop and bucket. Or alternatively scrubbing the floor on your hand and knees. This is because the way that steam works it lifts the dirt from the floor enabling you to wipe or vacuum away the dirt.
Very energy efficient costing as low as 1 pence per session worth of electricity in some models.
Good for the Environment
No need to use cleaning products such as harsh chemicals and bleach. All of which are harmful to the environment and many also have an unpleasant smell. You are not left with bucketful’s of dirty water to dispose of. Steam cleaning is eco-friendly, safer and more effective.
Safe for All Cleaning Surfaces
You need to always check the manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning hardwood floors and laminate flooring. But generally steam cleaner are safe to use on hardwood floors. Because unlike traditional mops they do not use may leave excess water on the floor that will warp the floors and possibly ruin them.
With steam mops you only need enough space to store the steam mop. Rather than having to store a mop and mop bucket.
Easy to Use
The steam mops are generally light weight in construction and so are much easier to use than a mop and bucket. This s particularly useful if you older or have a disability. You no longer need to go down on your hands and knees to clean scrub your floors effectively. Using a steam mop you can operate this from a standing position this saves on aching arms. You only need one tool when cleaning your floors. You can clean hard to remove dirt with repeated applications of the steam without have to scrub.
The steam mops are able to sterilize and sanitizer floors and other surfaces. This is because the steam created is hotter than 200° F. With an ordinary mop the hot water will only be about 100° F. Finally steam cleaning kills 99.9% of bacteria and germs.
Gets rid of Mould
Mould growing in the bathroom can produce toxins. Bleach does not kill the mould, only bleaches it white so you cannot see it. Hot steam together with scrubbing with attachments will remove it completely.
You can save time on your housekeeping using a steam mop or cleaner. It is easy to clean the floors and tiles with a steam mop, getting rid of dirt, dust and stains, just with a blast if steam. With 2 in 1 steam cleaner you can detach a handheld steam cleaner which can be used to clean other surfaces like windows, kitchen surfaces and bathroom tiles. You can attach brushes and squeegees to the handheld cleaner. In addition steam mops do not leave the floors as wet as traditional mops allowing the floors to dry quicker.
There are many health benefit of using steam cleaning to clean dirt and grime. Cleaning with steam is both child and pet friendly. It does not use harmful and toxic chemicals like bleach and ammonia. Therefore it does not leave harmful chemicals and residues. As you are only using heat and water to generate the steam to clean with. Many cleaning agents contain sodium hypochlorite, because it is an oxidizing agent, it can cause on contact burning or damage to the skin.
Good for Allergy Suffers
If you suffer from allergies or asthma, steam cleaning is a beneficial method of cleaning. As steam is a natural substance it does not cause a harmful reaction to those suffering from allergies or asthma. The high temperatures generated by the steam will kill most bacteria and allergens. You can steam clean your bed which kills dust mites another cause of allergies and asthma.
Steam is cheaper in the long run to using cleaning products. You just have the initial outlay for buying the mop. This is followed by the ongoing use of electricity and water. Balance this against the ongoing costs of buying detergents and other cleaning products. Generally you have a variety of cleaning materials in the home for your different surfaces. But with a steam mop you only use steam. Although some models will give you the option of adding detergent to the steam. Steam cleaning therefore should be cheaper in the longer term.
Cleaning with steam only means that surfaces are not left with a cleaning residues. Your surfaces are all left bright and shiny.
Finally, How do they work
Steam mops create heated steam of water vapour, which you then use to clean and sanitize surfaces. When you power on the steam mop. It then heats the water to a temperature of 200°c. The steam mop heats the water either by an internal boiler or by flash heating. When the steam has reached the required temperature, the mop sprays the water through a pad or through tools, which then clean the surface.