Benefits And Disadvantages Of A Steam Cleaner Vs A Normal Vacuum Cleaner
If you have a dirty floor or carpet then odds are you are in the habit of taking out a vacuum cleaner to get the job done? But maybe you are not getting the kind of shining floors or dirt free carpet you truly desire… That’s where the benefit of a hot water carpet steam cleaner or hardwood floor steamer can come in handy.
With a carpet steam cleaner for example you will be able to remove additional dirt, germs and spots with the high pressure steam. This is not something that you would see in a regular vacuum cleaner, making the steam cleaner a bit superior if you compare them side, by side.
Some of the steam cleaners will also work with a water filter as opposed to a normal filter where everything gets sucked up into a bag, making it easier and faster to clean. If you have seen the infomercials you know what I’m talking about here. And yes, that is quite the time saver when it comes to taking care of the machine.
Many of the popular brands of steam cleaners will also have a hardwood floor cleaner that is great for removing additional “hard to get” spots that might be sunk into the flooring as the water is able to penetrate and loosen up the dirt. You will want to use a “mop” version of a steam cleaner as it is possible that the water might hurt the material.
As water is not good for wood in general it doesn’t make sense to spray it with hot water like you would with a steam cleaner. However, the hardwood floor cleaners are a great alternative for hardwood floors.
I have seen several people use a pocket steam mop as an alternative and had no damage done to their floor. Like I said, if you are uncertain simply refrain from using a steam cleaner on materials that might get damaged from water or heat!
Another thing about a steam cleaner versus the regular vacuum is that you probably want to vaccuum regularly more often than steam clean as steaming your carpet might leave the carpet damp, and will not always get all the little things that might get stuck. This isn’t ideal for your carpet in general.
The biggest and best benefit of using a steam cleaner is the lack of chemicals that your home is exposed to, so if you are thinking about getting one of these mops, steam cleaner or steam vacuums I highly recommend them!