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      Leifheit Cleaning Guide

      WHAT exactly are Steam Mops & HOW do they work?

      WHAT exactly are Steam Mops & HOW do they work?

      The steam mop is one of the latest and best innovations in the home cleaning market. They are not just faster at cleaning than a regular mop, but they clean more effectively too. Yet, many still do not know about steam mops, how they work, and what benefits they have.

      So, we’re here to tell you how a steam mop works, and how to use one!

      If you dread using a traditional mop & bucket combination to mop your floors, you might want to take a closer look into steam mops.


      Steam Mop
      Steam mops are actually very simple cleaning systems! In essence, they work by heating up water into hot steam, which is passed into the floor to do the cleaning. When a steam mop is powered up, the water tank will heat the water up to 121°C, at which it becomes hot steam.

      The steam is then channeled down into the mop pad covering the mop head, soaking it up with the hot steam before it gets passed through into the floor.

      When the hot steam gets passed into the floor, it goes to work! The heat of the steam kills any germs, bacteria and dust mites on the floor.

      The steam also loosens up any dirt and grime on the floor using sharp and focused heat. The mop pad then absorbs the dissolved dirt, leaving your floors sparkly clean.

      Not only are steam mops more sanitary and faster at cleaning than traditional mops, they are MUCH more convenient as well. Say goodbye to dragging heavy buckets of water around, and save your energy squeezing out your mops!

      Furthermore, steam mops disinfect and cleans using hot steam, removing the need for chemical products. This saves you a lot of money from having to buy countless bottles of detergent!

      It’s hard not to see why steam mops are the new big thing in home cleaning!


      Steam mops are really simple to use. Just follow through with these steps and you’ll have a clean and sanitised floor in no time.

      Step 1: Prepare the floor
      As with any form of mopping, it is advisable to remove any loose debris on the floor before mopping. Simply use a vacuum cleaner or broom to rid of any debris that might potentially inhibit your mopping routine.

      Step 2: Get started

      Steam Mop
      Before starting up a steam mop, attach a cleaning pad onto the mop base, and ensure that the water tank has been filled up with tap water. Make sure you do this step BEFORE plugging in the steam mop to avoid getting burnt or receiving an electrical shock!

      After that, simply power up your steam mop and wait for it to heat up the water in the tank. Once hot steam is ready to be used, the steam mop’s indicator light will go up.

      Your steam mop is then ready to be used!

      Step 3: Time to clean

      Steam Mop
      When you’re passing over a surface with the mop, simply press the trigger of the steam mop to release the steam onto it.

      If any spots on your floor require more intensive cleaning, steam out those spots for 15 to 20 seconds to completely sanitise them. Do not steam a spot for more than 20 seconds to avoid saturating the floor with steam.

      If the steam mop stops emitting steam, quickly unplug the system, remove the water tank, and refill it with tap water.

      Step 4: Store it away

      Steam Mop
      Once you’re done cleaning your floor, switch off the steam mop and unplug it.

      Be sure to to remove the cleaning pad, give it a good machine wash and dry it out.

      Do not store your mop while it’s wet — it could result in mildew!
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      If you’re looking for a good high quality steam mop, do check out our new Clean Tenso portable handheld steam mop cleaner! Learn more here:

      4 Reasons Why You Should Mop Your Floor Regularly

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      We've all been told since young that we’re supposed to sweep and mop the floors regularly, but have you ever stopped to think why? Of course, mopping your floor frequently do have their common sense benefits, but there are other benefits that you didn't know about which would surprise you too. Here's 4 reasons why you should always include mopping in your house cleaning schedule.

      1. Mopping Sanitizes Your Floor
      Our floors contain a lot more germs than we think they do. It goes without saying that there's more than meets the eye - our floors are exposed to everything, from our dirty shoes and clothing, pet hair, to dropped food, and a host of other germ carriers. As such, the germs accumulate and build up quickly, especially during hot weather and flu seasons. Thus, regular mopping is crucial in keeping your home sanitized. A clean floor translates into a cleaner house, and a clean house means a healthier and happier home. 

      2. Mopping Reduces Allergies
      Dust, pet fur, and other allergens accumulate quickly on our floors. By mopping frequently, you're preventing any of these allergens from building up, keeping them out of your home in the process. The next time you're suffering from watery eyes or a runny nose, don't go to your doctor just yet! Your house might just be long overdue for a good and thorough floor cleaning, and mopping can help ease your allergy symptoms greatly.

      3. Mopping Helps Prevent Floor Scratches
      An important part of a mopping routine is to mop your hardwood floors with an appropriate cleaner. This helps you to maintain a scratch-free floor. When debris builds up on the floor over time, they accumulate and can cause tiny scratches in your floor, which might become permanent and eventually become an ugly blemish. Thus, keeping the floors clean through regular mopping would help to reduce your risk of accumulating these scratches. 

      4. Mopping Makes Your Floor Look Their Best
      If you haven't mopped your floor in awhile, chances are you might have already forgotten what a sparkling clean floor looks and feels like. So do yourself a favour and give your floor a good mopping! You'll be surprised with how a clean floor truly lifts your home. It might even inspire you to mop more regularly as well. 

      We've talked a lot about the benefits of regularly floor mopping, but you won't be able to enjoy them if you don't take any action! Take the initiative to break out the mop bucket soon!