Diffuser vs Humidifier: Differences and When to Use Each One

Diffuser vs Humidifier: Differences and When to Use Each One

If there’s one thing you should know about a diffuser vs humidifier, it’s that they both add moisture to the atmosphere, but at very different levels. Humidifiers are perfect for treating dry air, and allergies that occur with low humidity. Diffusers also add moisture to the air, but in a small quantity. They are primarily…

Can You Put Essential Oils in a Humidifier? Don’t. Learn Why

Can You Put Essential Oils in a Humidifier? Don’t. Learn Why

There is no denying the benefits of using essential oils for aromatherapy. They can boost your mood, help with sleep, or simply add fragrance to your space. If you regularly use a humidifier and want to add a beneficial scent, you’ve no doubt asked asked the question – can you put essential oils in a…

Soft Water vs Distilled Water – What is the Difference?
|

Soft Water vs Distilled Water – What is the Difference?

Is soft water distilled water? This is one of the questions most people are not able to answer due to the close similarities between these two types of water. Water softening and distillation processes involve the removal of minerals to make the water safer to use. So, what’s the difference between soft water vs distilled…

How to Make Distilled Water at Home
|

How to Make Distilled Water at Home

I’m always harping on about the importance of using distilled water in your steam cleaner, clothing steamer, humidifier, or any other steam generating device. The need to use distilled water is often hidden in product manuals, taking users by surprise after they’ve bought their steamer. If you struggle to get distilled water in your area,…

Best Substitute for Distilled Water
|

Best Substitute for Distilled Water

Most people prefer using tap water in their steam cleaner or clothing steamer, after all, it’s quick and simple. The problem with this is that unfiltered tap water contains over 2000 tiny contaminants. Some of these contaminants may include bacteria, protozoa, viruses, chemical pollutants, heavy metals, and microplastics among other impurities. There are different water…

Is Hot Water Extraction The Same as Steam Cleaning?

Is Hot Water Extraction The Same as Steam Cleaning?

Hot water extraction cleaning and steam cleaning are two terms often used interchangeably by carpet cleaning companies. Even though they have some similarities, they differ in several aspects. Before you decide on which method to use, it is important you understand how each one of them works. This will help you to make an informed…

Why You Should Not Steam Clean a Memory Foam Mattress

Why You Should Not Steam Clean a Memory Foam Mattress

We spend almost one-third of our life lying down in bed. But worrying about its cleanliness (aside from changing the sheets) is often an afterthought. Mattresses absorb sweat, bacteria, stains, and dead skin cells; every time it comes in contact with our bodies.  While memory foam doesn’t harbor bacteria and germs like other mattresses, cleaning…

Can You Steam Clean Linoleum Floors? Tips to Avoid Damage

Can You Steam Clean Linoleum Floors? Tips to Avoid Damage

Steam mops are among the best cleaning tools for linoleum floors. They produce minimal water output and are lightweight – two things you need to consider when cleaning linoleum. Steam cleaners are not only helpful but also easy to use. In this post, we will discuss how to steam clean linoleum floors, safe practices for…

Can You Use a Clothes Steamer to Remove Wallpaper?
|

Can You Use a Clothes 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 wallpaper removal methods, you might be wondering, can you use a clothes steamer to remove wallpaper? You can, but it will be slower than using a wallpaper steamer.  A…

6 Reasons Why Your Floor Feels Sticky After Steam Mopping

6 Reasons Why Your Floor Feels Sticky After Steam Mopping

One of the most irritating things you will likely experience is having a sticky floor even after steam mopping. This article will discuss why your floor feels sticky after steam mopping and how you can help prevent this.  Why is My Floor Sticky After Steam Mopping? Your floor could be sticky after steam mopping for…

Can a Clothes Steamer Kill Dust Mites?
|

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 You Use a Clothes Steamer on Your Face? (Risks vs Benefits – and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)
|

Can You Use a Clothes Steamer on Your Face? (Risks vs Benefits – and Why It’s Not a Good Idea)

A facial is a luxury not everyone can afford, so do it yourself facials are becoming increasingly popular. Using steam as part of your facial has many benefits, such as opening up your pores and deeply cleansing and hydrating your skin. From teenagers to mature women, most skin types will benefit from steam as part…

Does Steam Kill Mold?

Does Steam Kill Mold?

There are several options available for removing mold around your home, and many generic answers available on the web regarding the use of steam cleaning for mold removal. I set out on the complex task of bringing you the correct information for answering the question, does steam kill mold. According to the Journal of Occupational…

Does Steam Cleaning Kill Carpet Beetles?

Does Steam Cleaning Kill Carpet Beetles?

Carpet beetles are bugs that feed upon the soft home furnishings in your homes, such as carpets, curtains, furnishings, linens, and clothes. They’re annoying pests because they eat and reproduce rapidly. Before long, they’ve spread throughout your home.  Many people wonder, does steam cleaning kill carpet beetles? The answer is yes. In this guide, I…

Can Steam Cause a Smoke Alarm to Go Off?
|

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 I Use Tap Water in My Steamer?
| |

Can I Use Tap Water in My Steamer?

Steamers are appealing for chemical free cleaning using only water. You might be asking yourself, can I use tap water in my steamer? You can, but you shouldn’t. Here’s why. Tap water should be used with caution in steamers. Distilled water is the best choice. The minerals in tap water cause build up inside your…

Is a Steam Mop Safe for Laminate Floors?

Is a Steam Mop Safe for Laminate Floors?

Laminate flooring looks impressive in many homes and is now a top choice for easy to install DIY flooring. It’s pretty outstanding how realistic the wood laminate floorings can look, which is actually just a picture of wood.  A laminate floor is also an excellent choice for families with children, pets, and high-traffic areas around…

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Clothes – A Guide for Laundry

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Clothes – A Guide for Laundry

When you’re dealing with bedbugs, how to get rid of bed bugs in clothes is a big question. As bed bugs feed on the blood of humans (and sometimes other mammals and birds), it might seem like leaving your infested clothes will starve the bugs to death. Unfortunately, that isn’t how it works. Bed bugs…

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…