Can You Use a Clothing Steamer to Remove Wallpaper?
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Can You Use a Clothing Steamer to Remove Wallpaper?

Removing wallpaper is a challenging task that requires attention to detail if you don’t want to be left with a messy wall. When evaluating the different removal methods, you might be wondering, can you use a clothing steamer to remove wallpaper? You’ll be pleased to hear you can.  A clothing steamer can be used to…

Can a Clothes Steamer Kill Dust Mites?
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Can a Clothes Steamer Kill Dust Mites?

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that typically feed on dead skin from pets or humans. They can cause hay fever, asthma, eczema, and allergic rhinitis in sensitive individuals. I am frequently asked can a clothes steamer kills dust mites, and I am pleased to answer yes.  A clothes steamer kills dust mites because it penetrates…

Can Steam Cause a Smoke Alarm to Go Off?
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Can Steam Cause a Smoke Alarm to Go Off?

You are steaming your clothes, cooking your dinner, or running your humidifier, and the smoke alarm sounds. Why does this happen? Can steam cause a smoke alarm to go off? Sometimes, yes.  About Smoke Alarms There are two types of smoke alarms. Light-based and ionization-based. Smoke alarms are tuned to look for the dark sooty…

Does Steaming Shrink Clothes?

Does Steaming Shrink Clothes?

Steamers relax fibers in clothes and if anything, helps clothes that have shrunk in the wash expand back to normal sizing. This doesn’t work with all types of textiles but works really well on cotton elastane shirts, and other cotton blend fabrics.  So to the question, does steaming shrink clothes, the answer is not really. It’s not the steam itself that could cause shrinkage to your clothes,…

Can You Bring a Clothes Steamer on a Cruise Ship?

Can You Bring a Clothes Steamer on a Cruise Ship?

As the world reopens post pandemic, we are starting to plan our getaways and holidays again. Cruising is such a popular and affordable way to travel. You might be wondering, “Can you bring a clothes steamer on a cruise ship?” Unfortunately, most cruise liners have firm policies on bringing any devices with heating elements on…

Steaming a Jacket | Down, Leather & Everything in Between

Steaming a Jacket | Down, Leather & Everything in Between

One of the most frequently asked questions about specific clothing pieces is whether you can use a clothing steamer on them. I often get asked “Are clothes steamers good for jackets?” and the answer really depends on the type of fabric. Therefore, in this blog post, I’ll cover the most common jacket and coat fabrics…