Getting Cleaned up for Christmas!

Since I have been spending so much time on painting and Christmas activities, the cleaning around this place has been a little {okay… maybe a lot!} neglected.   I finally decided that enough was enough and that it was time to get some cleaning done!
HomeRight had sent me one of their Steam Machines to try and this was the perfect time to pull it out!  It just took a couple of minutes to set up and read over the instructions and I was all ready to go!
The Steam Machine uses pressurized, high temperature, steam to loosen and dissolve dirt, grease, grime and kill bacteria.  If you are looking to clean more without chemicals, a blast from this steamer kills 99% of all germs and bacteria without any scrubbing or use of harsh chemicals.  It was fabulous to use in the bathroom on the floors {and baseboards}, around the little crevices around the toilet and in the shower and bath.   There is even a squeegee attachment to use on mirrors, windows, and shower doors. 
With the exception of scrubbing the toilet bowl, I pretty much cleaned the whole bathroom with no scrubbing or cleaners.  I did have a little spray bottle of water handy and gave an extra squirt of water to the really dirty areas before steaming them.   I then used a microfiber cloth to wipe away any of the released grime and polished up the mirrors and shower door with a Norwex window cloth.  I don’t think my bathroom has ever been that clean and it took a fraction of the time as it usually does to do a deep cleaning.
I also decided to give it a try on the grout in our laundry room.  This room takes some serious traffic and the tiles were in definite need of a good cleaning.  Normally I get down with a little scrub brush and it takes forever to get the little grooves on the tiles and grout clean {which is why I rarely do it!}.

Here is a before and after shot of some of the grout. Now this was without ANY scrubbing or cleaners.  I just spritzed a little extra water on the really grimy areas and it all came out.  I just wiped the loosened dirt away with a microfiber cloth.  The whole room took less than 10 minutes to do including along all of the baseboards {which were also nasty}.

What I liked:
  • The steam cleaner was light weight and easily portable.
  • The steam sanitizes and kills 99% of germs and bacteria without any chemicals.
  • There was really no scrubbing required and this deep cleaned in a fraction of the time that it would take with conventional cleaning.
  • There is a safety lock on the steam gun {this is also used when rebuilding steam pressure}
  • There is a fairly large water tank {can have 45 minutes of steam when the tank is filled}
  • The attachments are all easily interchangeable.
  • There is built in storage for the smaller attachments.

As much as I like my kids to help out with the cleaning {and I must say that that does not happen very often!}, this is definitely NOT for younger kids to use.  It is a lot more powerful than some of the steam mops that I have used in the past and needs to be handled with care.   Also remember that there is some initial lag time to wait for the water to heat up and the pressure to build.  As well, I did have to take a couple of short breaks to allow the pressure to re-build as I was cleaning.

    All in all, I was very happy with the results that I got and will definitely be using it again for deep cleaning projects {the kitchen is up next!}.  I have a feeling that this little steam machine and I will become really good friends!

    You can find out more about the Home Right Steam Cleaner here.

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     Disclosure: I was not compensated for writing this post; however, Home Right did provide me with a steam machine to review. I only post reviews on products that I love and feel would be beneficial for my readers. All opinions are 100% mine.

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      1. says

        I would love to be able to have something to clean my tile in the bathrooms. My least favorite place to clean. If I had something like this it might be my favorite place to clean! Thanks for the review. :)

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