What can you not clean with a steam cleaner?
- Anything that can be damaged due to heat exposure, such as water-based paint and cardboard.
- Porous surfaces, such as stucco, brick, and marble.
- Large industrial spaces and food plants.
- Large areas of carpet.
- Delicate items, such as silks, thin plastics, and velour upholstery.
Is steam cleaning really effective? The beauty of steam cleaning is that it effectively trades heat for chemicals without sacrificing strength. When used correctly, what a steam cleaner is used for is to kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria. It’s a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, all-natural way to clean your home from top to bottom.
Where should you not use a steam cleaner?
- Walls or furniture finished in a water-based paint.
- Unsealed surfaces such as hardwood floors, marble, limestone, concrete, tile, or natural stone.
- Porous surfaces like cord, bamboo, paper, and cardboard.
Do you need to wipe after steam cleaning? Unless your steam cleaner sucks the moisture back up, you will need to wipe the area after with a cloth. Steam will loosen the dirt, but it still needs to be removed.