Cleaning the home is essential to minimise the growth of illness-causing bacteria and remove dust that can cause allergies; however, many cleaning products and techniques fail to penetrate dirt and grime. If you're fortunate enough to own a steam cleaner, you'll be able to overcome this problem relatively easily, as steam is great for heating up grime to such a degree that it loosens it from the surface it clings too whilst killing bacteria because of the high temperature required creating the steam. You'll also save lots of money on cleaning products, which will mean the steam cleaner will pay for itself over time.

If you have children with allergies, then steam cleaning may be the way forward. With a good steam cleaner you'll be able to use a variety of different attachments that will allow you to clean everything from bedding and carpets to bathrooms and kitchen tiles. Steam itself penetrates fibres and crevices and is highly effective at killing bed bugs, bacteria, fleas, mites and other pests. The best part is it does all of this without using any harsh chemicals and is completely natural, eliminating chemicals from the atmosphere within the home.

Clean Your Carpets

Carpet steam cleaning is one of the more common methods of cleaning your home. You can hire the services of professional companies, which is certainly recommended for an exit clean from a property, or you can clean yourself if you have a device. A non-commercial steam cleaner should be used for spot cleaning only, by gently running a dry steam-cleaning machine over the spot slowly. However you need to ensure that you keep it moving to avoid soaking the carpet, which in turn can cause damp in the floorboards.

Clean Your Bedding

To steam clean your mattress, vacuum it using the upholstery attachment to remove any dust and debris, and then clean in short burst to avoid getting the material too damp. Make sure you do the sides and underside of the mattress if you can and leave it to dry naturally. The easiest way to do this is by removing it from the bed frame completely and lean it against a wall. 

Do After Care 

Whenever you finish steam cleaning, whether it's a bed or the floor, make sure you wash the cloth straight away with a dedicated anti-bacterial cleaner to kill any harmful germs and minimise the risk of cross-contamination next time you clean.