Farewell detergents, mop and scouring pad. From the kitchen to the bathroom, from the floor to the sofa, steam makes everything nickel. And in addition it's green! For an eco-friendly household, steam is the most natural option. Water, heated to high temperature and sprayed under pressure, dissolves dirt and destroys bacteria. No more chemicals! It is better for health and the environment, but also more economical in the long term: once equipped with a steam cleaner, you only need tap water. Water and nothing else: Do not add essential oil or synthetic perfume to the water of the steam cleaner, otherwise the device will be damaged. No need for smell to be effective!
I recure without rubbing
In the kitchen, steam overcomes dirt and grease: oven,hob, worktop ... In the bathroom, it whitens the joints of the tile and gives shine to the walls of shower, faucets, mirrors, etc. Naturally antimicrobial, it replacesbleach to disinfect toilets, door handles and other favorite surfaces of bacteria and viruses. The right equipment
A powerful steam machine, light and compact (so easy to store). To take action, simply clip an accessory on the tip: microfiber wipe, jet nozzle, brush, window squeegee or multi-use silicone glove, flexible and practical.
Our tips No need to rub, unless the dirt is stubborn. In case of inlaid scale, prefer white vinegar: steam is not very effective. I steam wash the floor. Forget the trio bucket + mop + detergent. Simpler, more efficient, ready in less than 30 seconds, steam is suitable for all floors. Just adjust the flow rate: low for parquet, medium for vinyl and laminate, strong for tile and stone. Taken off by steam, the dirt is immediately picked up by the microfiber wipe. No need to press, except in case of rebellious stain. As a bonus, the soil is dry in less than two minutes.
Broom or sled? With its 500 ml tank, the broom cleans 60 m2 without interruption; it can be used on a daily basis. More powerful, more autonomous, the sled is suitable for large areas. Note, some brooms and sleds can be accessorized to become multifunctional (cleaning of the kitchen, etc.).
The trick Moisten the wipe beforehand in order to distribute the steam well and avoid traces. Practical, it is fixed and removed thanks to velcros. Wash it in a machine at 60 °.
I refresh my laundry
New generation washing machines often incorporate a steam function. Activated at the end of washing, it smoothes the folds and reduces ironing time. A shot of fresh without going through the washing box? This is possible with some steam programs. In 20 to 30 minutes, the laundry is unfroated, unwanted odors, bacteria and allergens eliminated.
Top for clothes that have not been worn for a long time. Absent at the end of the washing cycle? At Whirlpool, steam combined with soft brewing keeps your laundry fresh for up to 6 hours. The functions we like "SteamCare" from Electrolux, "True Steam" from LG, "FreshCare+" from Whirlpool.
I sanitized the curtains, sofa and cushions
Steam is used to dislodge dust and bacteria from upholstery fabrics. Same effect on bedding: a jet of steam instantly refreshes duvets, pillows and mattresses. Mites are removed from the surface (steam does not penetrate deep enough to eradicate them all). 0n repeats the operation four times a year, or even more in case of allergy. The accessory we need
A "cap" to lay out on the mouthpiece of the cleaner. This small microfiber cover collects dirt detached by steam. Otherwise, a steam plant does the trick. What about carpets? To disincrust the dust of carpets and carpets and revive their colors, we equip our steam broom (or sled) with a special frame. These include: Steam does not damage textiles or soggy, provided that it is not oriented too long in the same place (maximum 5 seconds) and the minimum flow rate is used. The advice also applies to parquet floors and varnished furniture, other fragile surfaces. In case of doubt, we test on a hidden place.