I think it is safe to say that most people either own a steam mop or knows someone who owns a steam mop nowadays. It seems like they are everywhere. You can see them in grocery stores, on the Internet and in about half of the infomercials on television these days. They are literally everywhere.
However, it doesn’t matter how much exposure these amazing little devices get if people don’t take the time to learn about them and use them correctly. Even the best steam mop in the world won’t perform well if it isn’t used in the correct manner. Which is why I have decided to write this article here today.
I want everyone to get the full potential out of their steam mop. It doesn’t matter if it is one they’ve owned for a while or one that they’ve recently purchased. I want everyone to learn how to maximize the power of these steam mops and use them in the most efficient manner. With that being said, let me present to you some tips that will maximize the potential of your steam mop and allow it to perform in the manner suggested by many of the steam mop reviews on the Internet today.
When setting up your steam mop, you should never plug it into an electrical outlet before you have attached the head to the unit. If you plug it in before you attach the head, then you are likely to burn yourself and may even damage the steam mop.
Always sweep the floor thoroughly before attempting to steam mop it. This is not only so you can make contact with the floor—and not the loose dirt on top of the floor—but also so you don’t damage your steam mop or floor during the cleaning process.
Make sure that you only use distilled water in your steam mop. Don’t use tap water—which can cause scale to develop in your mop—and don’t add any chemical cleaning products to your mop. They don’t need it and the addition of chemicals to the steam mop may actually cause damage to it.
Make sure that you thoroughly clean up your steam mop after it has done its job. Be sure to remove and clean the mop head, remove any extra water that may be left over in the tank and unplug it. That way, it will be ready for your next cleaning project.
Make sure that you properly maintain your steam mop on a regular basis. Every so often, you will want to completely replace the cleaning pads and check the unit for scale buildup. If you do find scale buildup in your unit, be sure to clean it up using a method approved by the manufacturer.
If you follow all of the above tips, then your steam mop will not only perform a better job but it will last a whole lot longer. As you can see, a little forethought and preparation goes a long way to maximizing the potential of your steam mop.