Whether you rent or own your home, you have a clear need to maintain the value of your property. You want to come home to a clean house that smells pleasant at the end of a hard day. You want friends and family members to enjoy the time they spend in your home. If you have children, you must ensure the surfaces they touch are as clean and sterile as possible. Unfortunately, maintaining a perfectly clean home takes a lot of time and effort.
That is exactly why every household should have at least one steam mop. If you have yet to experience the pleasure that a simple mop like the Hoover TwinTank can bring to your life, consider these five joys that everyone deserves to experience at least once in life.
1. A fresh, natural scent that screams “clean” rather than “chemicals.”
The scent inside your home is one of the most important things. You don’t want to walk in the front door and smell must or filth, but you also don’t want to walk in and smell the strong odors of unnatural household cleaners. Most people associate the smell of cleanliness with strong ammonia and other chemicals, but once you experience the pleasure of a steam mop, you will associate a new smell with cleanliness.
Since steam cleaners do not use any cleaner at all, you will see what a naturally clean and allergen-free home smells like. It is a fresh, appealing aroma that comes from clean, sterile surfaces that are well maintained with nothing more than water.
2. Clean floors that do not take all day to dry.
When you clean your floors with an old-fashioned mop or get down on hands and knees to scrub up the filth, how long does it typically take the floors to completely dry? Probably much longer than it will take the same floors to dry after being scrubbed with a steam mop.
Mops that create hot steam are able to clean more filth from the floors in less time because the heat loosens the dirt and other debris from the surface of the floor so it can easily be sucked away and discarded. Most steam mops do not leave the floors as wet as a traditional mop, so the floors tend to dry faster with this type of cleaning.
3. Knees and arms that never ache from scrubbing the floors.
How many times have you spent a half hour or much longer scrubbing the floors on hands and knees? This was once the only way to effectively deep clean your hard floors all the way up to the corners and floorboards. Luckily, you can now give your knees and arms a break by enjoying this perk of owning a steam mop.
4. A beautiful shine that demands attention and admiration.
Have you noticed that your old-fashioned mop and cleaning solutions leave a strange cloudy film over the surface of your floors? What about that murky quality you may notice on your counter tops and other surfaces throughout the home? The pleasure of cleaning with water alone is the pleasure of brighter, shinier surfaces that are never coated with sticky cleaning solution residues.
5. Containers of clean water replacing containers of filthy water that must be dumped somewhere.
When you are finished mopping with an old-fashioned mop, what do you do with the bucket of filthy water? Do you haul it out the back door and dump it behind the house and then return to clean up the dirty water that dribbled all over the floor in that process? Or do you dump it down the sink, creating the need to deep clean the sink before you cook dinner?
That process is one of the least favorite parts of cleaning for most people, and it is eliminated with a steam mop. You may need to drain some unused water from your steam mop at times, but that is clean water that is easily discarded. This is clearly one of the biggest pleasures of using steam rather than a mop head that must be wrung clean of that filthy water.
If you have already experienced these five benefits, take a moment to feel thankful that you can keep your home pleasant and welcoming without your old-fashioned mop. If you have yet to bring a steam mop into your home, think about how adding these benefits to your cleaning routine might change your life. Would it free up hours of time each week so you can do something more enjoyable? Would it make cleaning more pleasant so you don’t avoid it everyday? There are clear advantages to hanging up the old-fashioned mop and getting rid of the dirty bucket.