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There are some places in your home that are impossible to reach with a standard cleaning routine. That's where steam cleaning comes in handy.
We've put together this guide so you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing the right steam cleaning service for you and your home.
Simply put, steam cleaning is the process of using steam, sometimes mixed with a detergent, to remove household dirt from your carpets, curtains, sofa or other upholstery. Some steam cleaning services can also work their magic on stubborn stains on tile grout and wooden flooring.
Contrary to popular belief, a steam cleaner can rid more than just your carpet of its bacteria. Here are a few other places that can benefit from a steam cleaning service:
You won't need to search too hard to find a steam cleaning service near you. A quick online search will reward you with lots of city-wide companies. Alternatively, use a site like Airtasker to find smaller local companies offering up their services.
Steam cleaning services will vary by company and location. For carpet steam cleaning, companies tend to quote their prices per square metre. This can range anywhere from $4 to $7. For other steam cleaning services, expect to pay between $35 and $40 per hour.
If you've booked a carpet cleaning service or other floor treatment, you'll need to move most of your bulkier furniture beforehand such as couches, beds and other heavy items. After the clean, your carpets will need to dry for around five hours, so be prepared for this too. Other steam cleaning services shouldn't require too much preparation beforehand.
Not all steam cleaning services offer the same quality or value for money. Here are a few things to consider when choosing the service for you:
It's completely up to you whether you want to be home or not during your steam cleaning service. It may actually be easier if you aren't at home, especially if you're having your floor and carpets cleaned.
Steam cleaners are very effective at destroying bacteria as they penetrate deep into materials providing a much more thorough clean. The temperature of the steam released is known to kill bacteria and sanitise surfaces.
A steam cleaner shouldn't ruin your shower if you use it correctly. Steam cleaning is very effective at removing grime from the shower cubicle. However, extra care should be taken not to overheat the silicone tile sealant in your shower as this may cause problems in the future.
You can use steam cleaners on a variety of surfaces. Most commonly steam cleaners are used to tackle carpets and upholstery, but they're also useful on lino, vinyl, ceramic tiles and some laminated flooring. They can also be used to clean kitchen units, showers and mirrors.
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