Cleaning Household Odors With Steam
When you think of cleaning odors in the home, the first thing that comes to mind is probably pet odors. And, while that may be the primary odor concern when cleaning, there are other sources or odors within the home including food, bathroom, and smoke. Removing odors can be incredibly tricky because odors often permeate porous surfaces such as upholstery, carpet, grout and more and then linger because those are some of the most difficult surfaces to clean without causing damage. Steam cleaning is the ideal solution because it cleans without chemicals but can permeate porous surfaces to lift and remove dirt, debris and odor without causing damage.
Bathroom odors from showers, toilets or sinks are often amplified by the inherently moist nature of the bathroom. Mold, mildew, dirt, and other substances that are commonly found in bathrooms are unsightly and unfortunately have a strong odor. They are often particularly hard to remove, taking hours of elbow-grease and scrubbing, and even then, the odors may still linger. Steam effectively and easily cleans mold, mildew, and more because it can get into even the tiniest of crevices or pores to lift, remove and disinfect surfaces far more effectively than any chemical cleaner could.
Next, when you cook in your home, smoke in your home, or have a fireplace that leaves your home smelling a bit smokey, you may want to clean your carpet, drapery and upholstery to remove every ounce of odor. Perhaps you made a particularly fragrant meal (or accidentally burned a meal!), or you curled up by the fire but now those lingering odors are just bugging you, grab your steam cleaner and extractor and with one powerful tool you can move around your home to clean a variety of surfaces to lift and remove odors. Often, odor removing cleaners that can be purchased at the store do not actually remove the odor, they may clean the surface or mask the smell but the source of the odor has not been removed which means those odors will remain, even at a diminished capacity, and may amplify again for a variety of reasons. With a steam extractor, steam permeates deeply to lift every bit of odor or stain and the extractor tool removes the source of the odor so that it does not return. When you want to clean your home properly and remove all odors to have a pleasant-smelling, fresh home, chemical cleaning products are not the answer – steam cleaning is!