Steam Storm Intro Part II Cleaning Methods

Alright, so you have your Steam Storm 3000 filled with water, turned on, heated up and ready to go…what next?  We have found that our steam cleaners work excellent on grout, tile, vinyl floors, bathrooms, toilets, granite counter tops, windows…and the list goes on.  There are techniques that will help you get the most out of your steamer depending on what you are trying to clean, we are going to share some of those techinques with you here.

The first thing that should be done before trying to clean anything is releasing the initial water in the hose.  This can be done pointing the end of the steam gun into a towel and pulling the trigger for a few seconds.  The second thing that should always be done when you are cleaning an area for the first time is testing a small inconspicous area.  This is a good practice for any type of cleaning, some surfaces may have unexpected reactions to heat and steam- so always test first.

Now that we have that out of the way, lets get cleaning.  Let’s start in the Kitchen on the counter tops.  We will use the 2 in 1 adapter.  Connect it to the detail adapter.  Connect the detail adapter to the accessory adapter and then finally connect the accessory adapter to the steam gun.  Start on the edge of the counter top, press the 2 in 1 adapter against the counter top and work across moving slowly.  The steam needs to be given time to be released and then hit the surface that is being cleaned.  Moving to fast won’t give the steam enough time to clean sufficiently. 

The 2-in-1 adapter also works great on windows and mirrors.  Use it the same as described above except start at the top of the window and work your way down.  The adapter has a convenient squeegee at the end that will move the water to the bottom of the window as you move the adapter down the window.  Place a towel at the bottom of the window to catch any excess water.

Cleaning grout in the kitchen is next.  Over the years no matter what I have done to try to protect my grout lines, I’ve always ended up with the same problem.  Dingy dirty looking grout.  The only thing I have found that has truly cleaned them has been steam cleaning.  The nylon brush is perfect for cleaning grout and tile.  The metal brush can be used as well, but use it with caution.  The metal brush is much stronger so if you have tile or travertine with a finished surface you could possibly scratch it.  The nylon brush is much softer and it will not scratch surfaces, but you may have to put a little more elbow grease in for those tough stains.  To clean grout, just attach the brush and attack it a grout line at a time.  I use an old towel to wipe up the dirt that is loosened as I go.  It’s much easier to wipe up while it’s wet then if you wait until after word and try to wipe it up after you are finished.  

That should be a great start to cleaning your kitchen…more to come in the next post.

~steamxtreme team

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