Why a Steam Mop Should Be Your Next Home Purchase in 2016

Best Reasons to Purchase a Steam Mop

For years, people have been using an old dirty mop and bucket to clean their floors. They load the water with chemical cleaners to try and get the floor as clean as possible, but deep down they know that their floors aren’t as clean as they’d like them to be since they’re constantly wringing out the mop head in the same bucket of water. If you’re one of these people, you’re going to love the idea of a steam mop.

A steam mop is a great investment that every household should make for a multitude of reasons: They’re cleaner, safer, and take up a lot less space than that old mop and bucket. They run on water (you can also use a couple of drops of essential oils if you’re going to miss the smell that much) that is heated up inside the mop to as much as 220 degrees Fahrenheit.

The water then turns into steam that you use to clean and disinfect your floors.

Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop

Black & Decker BDH1850SM 2-in-1 Steam Mop

If you have wood floors, you know just how hard they can be to keep clean with a traditional mop because you can’t really get them anything more than damp, otherwise they’ll heave. So you’re either stuck on your hands and knees using a damp cloth on them or you opt to skip moping altogether and try to get by with just sweeping or vacuuming them.

The great thing about the steam mop is that it can be used on any kind of flooring, including wood. Some of the steam mops on the market even come with an attachment for your carpet so that you can steam clean it as well.

Some people shy away from trying steam mops because they’re electrical. Since just about everything comes with an energy star rating now, you’ll probably spend less money running the steam mop than you would refilling a bucket of hot water a few times.

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