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Carpet Steam Cleaners For Home And Commercial Floors

Carpet steam cleaners give your home or commercial floor a cleaning job that you'll love, with great removal of dirt, dust, and stains.

The most important part of the cleanliness of a home is cleaning the carpets. While the most common method for doing this is a standard vacuum, this is only effective at picking up loose dirt and dust. Ground in dirt and stains will typically not be removed by a standard vacuum and if you are looking for a more effective way to deep clean a carpet then carpet steam cleaners are an option to consider.

Carpet steam cleaners use steam or hot water to clean a carpet. This has the advantage of cleaning deeper into the fibers and will also remove ground in dirt and stains. While these were typically used by professional cleaners in days gone by the cost of the machines has reduced to the point that they are readily available to home owners for use in their property.

There are a few different varieties of carpet steam cleaners available and the one you use will typically depend on your requirements.

Small Steam Cleaners

If you only need a machine that is used to spot clean stains on a carpet then a smaller steam cleaner is most likely the best option. There are a few of these on the market with an example of this being the McCulloch MC1246 Portable Steam Cleaner. This costs around $87 to purchase and as well as being effective on carpet stains it can be used around other areas of the home including floors, countertops and upholstery.

Steam Mop

If you are looking for a carpet steam cleaner capable of cleaning the entire carpet in a room then an affordable choice can be a steam mop. The Shark Steam Mop is an example of this and this equipment costs around $60 to $80 to purchase. It is lightweight at only 3 lbs making it easy to use and works by producing a blast of steam from a hot water reservoir. The steam activates a microfiber pad on the head of the mop which when soaked will draw dust, pollen, allergens and other dirt from the carpet. The pad is re-usable and once carpet cleaning is completed it can simply be removed and ran through a washing machine to remove the dirt it has collected. Once cleaned it is ready for re-use and the Shark Steam Mop comes supplied with two pads.

Upright Carpet Steam Cleaners

If you prefer using a vacuum then there are a number of upright carpet steam cleaners available. Bissel is a company that receives good reviews for their steam cleaners and an example of their products is the 9500 ProHeat 2X CleanShot Upright Deep Cleaner. This costs around $220 to purchase and provides a choice of light, normal or heavy cleaning. The CleanShot feature produces a little extra cleaning power to tackle heavy stains and there are a number of attachments which can be used for more effective cleaning. Other companies that produce upright steam cleaners include Hoover and Eureka with the price for these ranging between around $100 and $350.

Keeping your carpets clean is an important part of overall home cleanliness. While a standard vacuum is suitable for everyday use, it can also be common sense to deep clean your carpet on occasions. Carpet steam cleaners are one of the best choices for this and they will effectively clean your carpet and remove stains, leaving your carpets in a pristine condition that you can enjoy.

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