To compare a regular mop with a steam one let’s investigate what the steam mop is and how it works. Steam mops are a modern new way to sanitize, deodorize, and clean (remove dirt). The amazing thing about steam mops is they clean with just steam, and without using chemicals.
New steam mops are very easy to use. They’re not complicated like rug cleaners and other industrial cleaning systems. Steam mops can usually be used on various surfaces, including carpets, hardwood, laminate, vinyl, and stone tile.
Most steam cleaning mops have the same basic instructions:
The best way to describe a steam mop is to compare it to regular mops, the type your mother probably kept in the closet.
Requires a bucket of water
Has a built-in water reservoir
Requires cleaning chemicals to disinfect
The heat of steam disinfects
Requires effort mop around
The steam lifts up dirt
Mop head gets stinky and dirty
Mop pads are typically removable and machine washable
Takes “elbow grease” to use
$20 – $40
$80 – $150