Top 5 Reasons to Clean with Steam

Goodbye dirty world.

Steam offers a ton of benefits over conventional cleaning. One of the most attractive reasons to use steam is that it cleans with water.

Here are our 5 favorite reasons to use steam to clean and disinfect the home:

Hello cleaner home.

1. Steam cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes
Steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites. This includes E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, bacteria, viruses and other dirty things lurking around the house. Water has to be heated to 175 degrees for it to effectively sanitize. All HAAN units heat water in excess of 212 degrees which is the temperature needed to create steam that kills bacteria, germs, and dust mites in just one second.

Steam also cleans. It removes dirt, loosens stains, and powers through grease and grime without the elbow grease needed in traditional cleaning. This means less time scrubbing. If you have a pet (or a teenager!), steam removes odors from soft surfaces such as mattresses, carpets and upholstery.

2. Chemical-free clean
People are increasingly concerned about the possible health ramifications of chemical residue and gasses in common cleaning products. There is no need for chemicals or detergents when steam cleaning. So there are no sodium tripolyphosphates, or other hard-to-pronounce compounds, to worry about.

3. Steam is a versatile cleaner
Steam can be used on just about any hard or soft surface through the home. It’s a great cleaning tool from floor to ceiling. Here is just a partial list of things that you can clean and disinfect with steam: sealed flooring (hardwood, tile, natural stone, laminate, vinyl), toilet and surrounding area, counter tops, oven, stove top, pet bedding, mattresses, upholstery, children’s toys, refrigerator, pantry shelves, and laundry areas.

4. Steam cleaning is economical
Cleaning with steam replaces expensive cleaners and disinfectants.

5. Steam cleaning is environmentally friendly
Steamer cleaners use water, which means no toxic residue or gas will be released in the air, or find a way into our bodies or the water supply. Plus, there is no product packaging to throw away. You can wash HAAN’s Ultra-Microfiber cleaning pads yourself so you can reuse them time and time again.

Bonus: No bucket!

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14 Responses to Top 5 Reasons to Clean with Steam

  1. Diana says:

    How do I get more steam pressure and
    a harder spray from the handheld. It does not seem strong enough to break up dirt around the toilet and on tiles?

    • haan says:

      First, make sure that your unit has head enough time to fully heat and pressurize. This could take around 3 minutes with pressurized units. I would suggest using the concentrator nozzle and maybe even attach the small nylon scrub brush to give a lil extra umf to your cleaning. The HAAN AllPro does need to occassionally re-pressurize, so if you notice the stream to be slow, give your unit a rest for around 30 seconds.

  2. Sandra Miner says:

    Can the HAAN light floor mop be used on marble floors?

    • haan says:

      Marble can be very sensitive and often times harsh cleaning products can strip the sealant from this surface. Chemical-free steam cleaning has proved an easy way for me to clean my marble. We do always suggest to check with your flooring manufacturing prior to cleaning the entire area though.

  3. Susan Potter says:

    My steamer pads seem to be leaving streaks? What do I need to do to prevent them?

    Thank You

  4. tom says:

    im tryiing to find one that adjusts steam so ill have less on hard wood floors
    thanks tom

  5. liz says:

    Is there asnything I can use in my HD60 to clean stubborn grout?

    • haan says:

      Grout is a tough challenge to clean. Because it it porous, stains often live below the surface into the deeper layers.

      A trick to try, would be after you use steam to loosen debris, remove the pad. You can fold it to reach perfectly into grout lines and absorb surface stains. Some of HAAN’s multi-purpose steamers like the AllPro HS-20 and the Complete MS-30 come with specialized tools and attachments for targeting these specialized jobs.


  6. JFM says:

    The hardwood and ceramic tile ( Castle Travertine 18X18 stone) floors should be coated with a seal before steam mop can be used? My hardwood floor is Caspian exotic distressed walnut wood, carb phase 1 compliant/Dalian Xinjinghua engineer distressed wood, and I do not know if it is sealed or need seal.
    Please advise.

  7. m. Siebring says:

    The pads leave streaks on my tile floor. Any suggestions?

    • haan says:

      Make sure you are heating up your steamer without the pad attached. We recommend changing you cleaning pad about every 10 minutes because while steaming, they can become over saturated. Becuase they are super absorbent, liquid contained in these pads builds up over time and can be impacted by how long you are using each one. Also be sure to never use fabric softener when caring for your pads. This can reduce their ability to clean streak-free.

  8. Frieda Simonsen says:

    I would like to purchase one but my tile floors were not sealed. Will this bring the brown grout up to the top edges of each tile? It did when I used a swifter mop. Thanks.

  9. Cleanex says:

    The fact that it’s chemical free is particularly good if you have small children. The last thing you want is for them to be exposed to noxious chemical that are present on your tile or hardwood floors.

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