A carpet steam cleaner uses steam to lift off dirt, dust, stains, and mites from carpets, and suction or vacuum to extract moisture. It has an onboard heater that transforms water into steam and a rotating brush that loosens dirt and mites. It can work with water alone or water mixed with a chemical solution depending on the type of carpet, the thickness of the carpet, and the degree of dirt. It is ideal for households with pets or children.
Types of Carpet Steam Cleaners
Kinds of Carpet Steam Cleaners include the following:
Portable carpet steam cleaner
A portable carpet steam cleaner is a handheld device used for spot cleaning.
It is about the size of a clothes iron, making it convenient to use.
It is great for cleaning up accidental spills, preventing them from permanently staining carpets.
Full-size carpet steam cleaner
A full-size carpet steam cleaner is used for general and thorough carpet cleaning.
It is used at least once a week to prevent molds and other harmful substances from growing in carpets.
It is in the same size as a standard vacuum cleaner.
Choosing Carpet Steam Cleaners (Buying tips)
Brush: Look for a carpet steam cleaner that comes with a high-pressure brush and high-pressure jets for a more effective cleaning.
Capacity: Choose a full-size carpet steam cleaner with a two-gallon water capacity for extensive carpet cleaning.