How to Use a Steam Mop and Do an Excellent Job

How to Use a Steam Mop and Do an Excellent Job

There are many types of steam mop out there in the market today. They mostly do a good job when you use them, but because you are pushing them, you cannot help it but make a mess with your feet as you are going back and forth mopping your wooden floor or ceramic floor.

To prevent the floor from having foot prints on it even though you just finished steam cleaning it and shining it, there is a strategy you can use to make sure that your floor is spotless. It will involve the following tools:-

•Floor Brush or Vacuum Cleaner

•A Steam Mop

•A pair of socks

•Wood Polish and cleaning pad

•Keep Traffic Away

Floor Brush or Vacuum Cleaner

Before you steam clean your floor the first step is to make sure that it is spotless. Use a floor brush or vacuum cleaner to sweep the floor clean. Move furniture around and get to all the dust and dirt in all areas of your home or the room you are cleaning

A pair of socks And Steam Mop

If you already own a pair of socks, put it on before you fire up your steam mop. There are many different types of steam mops but basically they all mostly use the same liquid, water. Always use clean water with your steam mop and then start cleaning from the area closest to the wall and move back towards the center of the room. As you start to cover all the room, you will notice that you will have to walk over the areas you have already cleaned up. Thanks to the socks you are wearing, your feet will not leave any marks on the wood floor.

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Wood Polish and cleaning pad

Once you are done with steam mopping, the next step is to polish and shine your floor. Again still having your socks on your feet, polish the floor until you are satisfied.

Keep Traffic Away

Now your floor is clean and shiny and without foot prints. The secret to keeping your floor free of foot prints is to keep traffic away from your floor for at least 2 hours after cleaning. Clean the floor at the time of the day when the kids are in school or at night when everybody has gone to bed. The wood floor will be nice and dry before traffic hits it.