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    Hi everyone,

    I know this is in the wrong spot but I'm on my phone and cannot for the life of me find where to post!

    I have a steam mop which I have had for a while but only used on tiles in a small kitchen. I have recently moved to a bigger house which is mostly floor boards and some tiles so I will be using it more often and in a larger area.

    I have only ever used water in it but now I'm doing a larger area I wonder if it will be enough...?

    Can I use something smelly (nice smelly lol) like an oil, carpet perfume etc? Or a cleaning product in it, like a floor cleaning? Or am i best just to use water? Is that a stupid question haha?
    What do you all do?
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    most machines will recomend that u dont use product in them as it can be bad for the unit .

    the purpose of a steam mop is to not have to use chemicals

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    That's what I thought!
    It just feels weird that I'd clean all the floors with just water :-/

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    Quote Originally Posted by misspumpkin View Post
    That's what I thought!
    It just feels weird that I'd clean all the floors with just water :-/
    Water, and heat

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    Not just water, boiling hot to create steam water, better than any nasty chemical. I want another steam mop, I loved how clean my house smelled after using it.

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    I used to add tea tree oil to mine but went through two mops in a short period of time. I think it was clogging the system because the light was on that indicated the water container needed refilling but it was full. Lucky they were cheapies. I have learnt my lesson now. Don't be tempted!!

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    No! Don't use anything but water. Why not do what I do... I alternate between steam mop and regular mop with tea tree oil and a tiny drop of floor cleaner (by alternate I mean weekly)

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    Our old steam mop instructions said not to use it wooden floors as the pressure when the steam comes out can force water between the floorboards causing them to swell. I'd check the user guide for the steam mop to see if its suitable

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    I only use mine on my tiles not floor boards with only water.
    They stay cleaner for longer than when I used a traditional mop and cleaner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happygrl View Post
    Our old steam mop instructions said not to use it wooden floors as the pressure when the steam comes out can force water between the floorboards causing them to swell. I'd check the user guide for the steam mop to see if its suitable
    yes this is a good point also!!


 

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