Before starting this section, on a serious note just to let people know one thing that a maintenance that is required for a steam mop is not easy. The information given below can be considered as a guide for cleaning a steam mop. As we all know that the instructions are given in the guide of mop but they have to be followed to ensure that your mop serves a lifetime with you. So let’s discuss the important points that are needed to clean the mop after the cleaning part is finished.
Cleaning of floors without the harsh chemicals can be completed by purchasing a steam mop as it runs on electricity; the only one thing need to do is to add water to the mop. As soon as the temperature of water increase the mop produces the steam that cleans the dirt and grease that is seen on the floor. The product is very time saving and energy saving also. This mop can be used on hard floors, marbles, stone and ceramic surfaces. One thing has to be made sure of is that the device has to be cleaned after use, as it increases the efficiency and life of the mopping product. For this following points are needed to be followed.
- Unplug the machine before cleaning
For cleaning of the mop, things that are needed viz: distilled water, baking soda, mild detergent and soft cloth but yes the most important thing doesn’t forget to unplug the machine. Remember, allow the machine to cool down first and it will take around 15 min. If cleaning part is started before that it is going to affect the cleaning process.
- Water tank should be drained
Do empty the tank of the mop always while the process of cleaning. Water in the tank will develop corrosion. To avoid this problem never leave the water in the tank after finishing the cleaning process.
- Wash the mopping Pads
Floor steamers consist of mop pads that can be washed and used again. Reuse of cleaning pad instead of throwing them is a better idea.For this detach the pad from the mop. Soak the dirty pad in baking soda or detergent so as to start the cleaning process. Let it rest for 15 minutes, so that dirt can come out easily. After that, rinse the pads more than water to remove the detergent. Let it dry outside. Washing machine can also be used, but it has to be done in hot water and dried in the tumbler. Never use bleach to clean the pads, as it can destroy the mopping pads
- Scrub the water tank
The next process is to scrub the tank. Use a soft cloth; dip it in the water so as to clean the unit. Wipe the areas properly. Do it very lightly. Use a damp cloth for cleaning the tank from outside. If cloth gets dirty to keep it aside, take a new one and finish the task.
- Clean the surface of Steam Mop
The damp cloth must be used to clean the surface of the steamers. Lightly wipe it. After wiping, collect all the clothes together and wash them properly in a washing machine.
- The water tank has to be reattached to the steam mop
Now the next step after cleaning is to reattach the Mop. No need to add water, fill the tank only when you want to clean the floor. Excess water should be removed, and the tank should be dried so as to prevent it from corrosion.
- Storage should be proper
After the assembly of all the parts store the mop in proper position and at a proper place. Store it in an area that is free from dust and dirt. Next time when planning to use the mop surely add distilled water for steaming process because it is free from minerals and elevates the performance of the steam mop.
Things to consider –
Do not use any cleaning agent because most of the mops are designed to bear only detergents.
Never apply bleach in mopping pads as it will destroy the fibers of it and reduces its lifespan also.
Wish that above points should be kept in mind, then cleaning won’t be difficult for anybody and if it’s done properly Mop and Floor both will say THANKS FOR MAKING US SHINE.
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