The changing of the seasons is a good time to do a good, deep clean of your home. It only happens four times a year, so why not make a weekend of it and deep clean your whole house?

Steam cleaning makes this whole process easier, quicker, and more efficient. Keep reading for info about steam cleaning!

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Steam cleaning is a greener way to clean, seeing as there are no chemicals involved. Steam appliances let you apply a surge of vapor to surfaces, which loosens grime and kills germs.

Steam cleaning works best on hard surfaces that aren't easily penetrated, like countertops, fixtures, vinyl flooring, laminate flooring, some types of wood, or tile. Some appliances can even clean upholstery, mattresses, etc.

When looking for a steam cleaning appliance, you want a machine with a quick warm up time. You'll also need to consider the amount of water the appliance can hold. Larger appliances can hold more water, thus leading to fewer breaks for water refills. However, the larger the appliance, the harder it may be to handle.

Steam cleaning appliances and prices for the appliances vary. Stick-style mops can range anywhere from $35-55. Canister versions can cost upwards of $100.

If you decide to invest in a steam cleaner, do your research. Most online retailers have reviews from customers who have bought the product. User experience is usually a good indicator of the quality of the product.

However, you can also rent them! Prices vary depending on time and location. Again, do your research and happy cleaning!