Steam Cleaners: The Healthy Way to Clean

Steam CleanerThe only thing more disgusting than walking on a grimy floor is “cleaning” it with the same old dirty mop and filthy pail of water. Sure the bucket of water starts out smelling fresh and looking soapy, but by the time you reach the middle of the floor, what was once a bucket of fresh suds has become a cold, gray bacteria fest. And to think we actually dip a spongy mop into that “water” and smear it all over our tile or hardwood floors. Yuck!

It’s ok, we’re all guilty. But there is a better way. A chemical-free, eco-conscious, allergy- and asthma-friendly way. More hygienic than a traditional floor mop and more cost-effective and durable than disposable Swiffer sweepers, a steam cleaner is a healthy way to truly clean your floors of dirt and grime without releasing pollutants from chemical detergents into your indoor environment.

A steam mop, also known as a floor sanitizer, is a perfect solution for quick spill cleanups and light floor maintenance. Using ordinary tap water, steam cleaners naturally disinfect household surfaces, leaving them germ-free and squeaky clean. Once water is poured in the tank, the steamer transforms the water into a dry vapor that is hot enough to kill bacteria, viruses, pet dander, dust mites, and other contaminants.

We carry a wide selection of floor cleaners – from heavy-duty commercial steam cleaners to compact handheld steam vacuums. But if you’re just looking for a basic model for daily residential use, check out some of our best-selling steam mops.

Another popular floor cleaner among many consumers, the Bissell 1867-7 Steam Mop is a budget-friendly steam cleaner for allergy-sufferers and anyone with multiple chemical sensitivities. The lightweight steam cleaner provides 15 minutes of cleaning time with a full tank of water and the 360-degree swivel mop head reaches under cabinets and along baseboards.

HAAN has a large number of residential steam cleaners and are known for their inexpensive steam mops. The HAAN SI-38 Slim uses 15 steam jets to eliminate dirt, grime, and germs from your floors. It heats up in just 20 seconds and is as lightweight as they come.

Floor steam cleaners not only keep your household surfaces spotless, but they also help to eliminate odors and reduce common allergens. A cleaner home and a healthier you is as simple as trading in that lousy mop and icky pail of water for a powerful steam cleaning machine and fresh cup of water.

To find out more about steam cleaners and what to look for when purchasing, take a look at our Steam Cleaner Buying Guide.

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