How to Steam Clean Cabinets The Easy Way

steam-clean-cabinetsSimple Steps on How to Use Your Steam Cleaner Mop to Clean and Sanitize Your Cabinets

Many are unaware of the fact that a steam cleaner mop may be used to clean and sanitize surfaces other than floors. Not only are steam mop cleaners an environmentally-friendly solution to cleaning surfaces, this cleaning product does not depend on synthetically-produced and often harsh chemicals in order to break through dirt, grime, and various types of debris. Instead, the power is in the steam that is created when the heating element heats the water within the attached tank to a minimum of 120°F. Due to the immense temperature of the steam that is emitted from the unit, the steam cleaner mop has the power to thoroughly clean and completely sanitize any surface that it comes in contact with. In this manual, you will learn the simple steps on how to use your steam cleaner mop to clean and sanitize the cabinets within your home.

Getting Started
Before initializing the process of using steam mop cleaners on the cabinets in your home, you must first ensure that the cabinets are not heat-sensitive and that any coating (such as paint or varnish) that is present on the cabinets is not heat-sensitive. In most instances, the manufacturer paperwork on the cabinets or the coating used on the cabinet will inform you of whether or not heat-sensitivity is an issue. If it does not, you are unable to locate the manufacturer paperwork, or never received any information pertaining to the heat-sensitivity aspect of your cabinets or the coating thereof, you may test a small, inconspicuous spot on the cabinets. If the steam vapor and/or heat emitted from the steam vapor does not discolor your cabinet or leave any type of permanent marking, it is likely safe to continue with the process of using your steam mop cleaner to eliminate dirt and other types of debris on your cabinets.

Attachments
If you have a lightweight steam cleaner, you may be able to lift it to reach certain parts of the surfaces of the cabinets; however, this is not an advised step. The cleaner contains a water tank and a heating element that could make maneuverability in this manner awkward and could result in injuries – such as burns from the steam, or muscle issues from lifting the product. In addition to this, the water may leak out of the tank and get onto surfaces that it could damage, or fall on the floor – which could result in slippage and possible falls. If you want to steam clean your cabinets, it is important that you ensure that you obtain the proper attachments for doing the job. In most instances, your product will come with a handheld unit that has a variable control nozzle. In addition to this, the unit may come with brush and cleaning attachments. One of the most productive attachments when it comes to cleaning your cabinets is the squeegee attachment. While this is most often used to clean windows, many find it highly advantageous when it comes to cleaning cabinets.

The Process
It is not at all uncommon for cabinets to become dull and appear lifeless, over time. This is especially true in the kitchen region, where grease, cooking oils, and other liquids often splash onto the surfaces of your cabinets – especially those that are considered to be especially close to the stove. On top of that, you have the issue of soap stains, fingerprints, and other types of smudges. In order to eliminate all of this debris and remove potentially dangerous microbes – such as bacteria – use the following simple steps to steam clean your cabinets:

  1. First, prepare the work area. Ensure that the area in and around your cabinets is empty so that nothing gets in your way and the steam does not detrimentally impact any product that it is not intended to impact.
  2. Next, fill the steam mop cleaner tank with water, plug the unit in, and allow it to heat the water.
  3. Once the cleaner is ready for use, take the attachment that you have designated for the task and attach it to the steam mop cleaner. The ideal attachment will have a long handle for hard-to-reach places and will have a soft end that is not abrasive so that the cabinets are not damaged.
  4. Take the attachment and start at the top corner of your cabinet. Bring the attachment down, over the entire surface, in a slow manner.
  5. Bring the attachment back up to the top of the cabinet, but, move it over right next to the area you have just cleaned. Bring it down slowly, once more, and repeat this step, while moving over the entire surface of the cabinet.

Conclusion
Steam mop cleaners may be used on a multitude of surfaces within the home. The heat from the steam that is created by the unit has the capability to cut through grease, dirt, and other types of grime and debris. Many elect to combine the attachments of a steam cleaner mop with the steam mop itself to create a powerful cleaning tool that eliminates dirt and completely sanitizes the surfaces. By following these steps to steam clean cabinets, you will find that it is easy and productive. While working on those tough cabinet stains, be sure to use your steam cleaner to tackle countertops, walls, and even your floors!