The steam mop is the modern advanced cleaning machine developed and designed by using the latest technology. Steam mops are more convenient than any other cleaning mops which are currently available in the market. There is no need to clean the excess water on the floor and also there is no need to change the water bucket again and again if you are using the steam mop for cleaning your floor. Find out about more benefits of using steam mop in this post. According to goodhousekeeping.com, steam mops are helpful to clean the spilt food and some sticky stuff on the floor. If you are planning to buy a steam mop, check out the following buying guidelines before finalizing the product.
Several testing methods have been done to find out the good steam mop. Here are the testing methods and their results
Tough Stuff Cleaning
First, the testing was done on a vinyl floor. Vinyl floor was spread with some hair spray, toothpaste gel, pasta sauce, and some other sticky stuff. These items were kept without being disturbed overnight in order to make cleaning little tough. When the steam mop was used for cleaning this stuff on the next day, some items got cleaned after second cleaning, but other tough sticky items took extra effort for cleaning.
Squeeze Vs Steam Mop
The cleaning test was done with a normal squeeze mop using hot water and mild detergent powder. The results were really surprising because the regular squeeze mop could clean the same way as a steam mop was cleaning. Even you can apply more pressure if the tough sticky stuff does not go by routine cleaning.
The testing results have been proved that steam mop could be able to kill germs to some extent because some steam mop models produce steam with almost 200 degrees Fahrenheit which is good enough to kill bacteria on floor surfaces.
Nearly all the steam manufactures are marketing that the steam mop is the safest among all kinds of mops, but in reality, it is not true. The test result revealed that the steam coming out for cleaning the mop does not completely go after cleaning. This moisture affects some kinds of floors, especially hardwood floors.
You have to remove and replace the dirty pad which is fixed at the bottom of the steam mop as and when the pad is full of grime. It is easy to upend the mop and to replace the pad for normal steam mops but at the same time, it is tough to do this activity for heavier models.
Steam Mop Features
Some models could clean continuously for around 45 minutes, but some models can be able to handle only 10 minutes because they have very less water tank capacities. Almost in all the steam mop models which were tested, you could control the steam level as per your requirements. Some models have a light indicator for water level. Some models have a long cord which is very useful while cleaning big halls.