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

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…

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…

Can I Use Tap Water in My Steamer?
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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…