Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Steaming through the cleaning

It’s hard juggling everything in this home; the washing pile builds up, the boys trash their playroom and the toys spill out around the rest of the house. Just putting everything in to some kind of order exhausts me before I even start to get to the actual cleaning part! I need something effective and fast as my energy is pretty much depleted when I finally see the floor.

I am not a fan of mops and water; hubbie seems to leave them half-filled for ages after in the middle of a room (like a trip hazard!). We have a steam cleaner now and it’s so much easier to clean each room. The bathroom and kitchen floors were neglected until we got the right equipment, now it’s (almost) a pleasure to get round each room and see the floor gleaming hygienically. It’s even more important if your children were at the crawling stage as these things kill 99.9% of bacteria. Heaven forbid what germs they would pick up otherwise. 

The best bit about steam cleaners like ones from karcher uk is you have no need for additional chemicals. I think this will benefit the whole family, especially my son and myself who are asthmatic and have more allergies than most. Plus steam is ideal for tackling dust mites, which is a real problem for the pair of us, as their droppings can make our asthma flair up.

I think having a steam cleaner has become even more essential since getting our new puppy and tackling the dreaded toilet training, which can unfortunately be an unpleasant business! We are currently stepping over wee puddles and the odd stinky poo even with a good routine of regular trips outside. Summer is eleven weeks now, so I hope she gets the hang of it soon, but until then thank heaven for our steam cleaner that can tackle the floors after the initial messy clean up! It’s a good thing she is so cute really!


This post by the NHS made interesting reading; if surfaces are left damp any remaining germs will survive. I always thought a wet surface at least looked clean, how wrong was I! So another reason a steam cleaner is useful is because it does not leave a wet trail like you get from mopping.

Having read that one bacterium can multiply to six million in eight hours, I think I better up the game when it comes to cleaning everything! Next step is to confront the textiles and finally rid us of those pesky dust mites! That might sound a little sad, but seriously now I am thinking of all those germs, having a quality product to get rid of them helps me sleep better at night!

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