By Guest Blogger, Marie N.
How to choose the best steam cleaner
(and get rid of dust mites)
Have you or someone in your family problems with allergies? If you have, you are probably aware of how important it is to live in a clean environment as that dust mites and dust can trigger the allergic symptoms. Great way to remove allergens from your home is by steam cleaning.
Today the market is full of the large selection of steam cleaners in terms of price, and when it comes to models, the most popular are Handheld steam cleaner, steam mop steam cleaner and Cylinder steam cleaner. All of them have some pros and cons, and to choose the right one you need to think about what do you need a steam cleaner for.
Handheld steam cleaner
Handheld steam cleaners cost less than the other two types, they are compact, lightweight and easy to handle. They come with a range of different attachments for cleaning different surfaces. Don’t expect that you will be able to clean big surfaces with these cleaners like floors or carpets; they are intended for smaller jobs, like cleaning car interiors, grills, around faucets, bathroom or kitchen tiles or removing old stickers. If you are looking for something to help you to get rid of the dust mites, keep looking.
Steam mop is a useful tool to have at home if you have a lot of floors that needs to be kept clean. This is a new generation of mop, that you don’t need a bucket for. They have proven to be the best in cleaning hard floors, but more expensive ones with a higher steam pressure, can even fresh up your carpets or clean the stains from your furniture.
If you need something that can be used not only for cleaning floors, but for cleaning other surfaces there is a solution – 2 in 1 steam mops. These models can be used as mops and as handheld steam cleaners. They come with various selections of attachments suited to different jobs. This means that you wouldn’t have to buy two different types of cleaners in order to clean floors, tiles, windows, grill, kitchen tops and a lot of other stuff.
Cylinder steam cleaner
Most of cylinder steam cleaners will do all the things that handheld steam cleaners and steam mops will do. These cleaners are usually heavier than mops, but the fact that they are on wheels make them easy to move around.
You are probably wondering if there is a good reason to get one of these steam cleaners instead of 2 in 1 steam mops; yes, there are few of them. First of all, they are easier to use, because you wouldn’t have to carry around the water tank on the handle while cleaning. The second reason is their longer steaming time. Cylinder steam cleaners have bigger water tanks and you will be able to clean longer, without turning them off and filling them up. Some can even be filled up as you clean, so you don’t have to turn off the cleaner to keep on going. The fact that cylinder steam cleaners have more power and higher steam pressure than a mop is the last and, for me, the most important reason to choose them. They are great for deep cleaning and excellent choice for removing allergens, because the steam will penetrate deeper into the fabric and kill all the dust mites and other allergens that live there.
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