As the creased clothes lie on the bed, the stress of folding them and placing it in the wardrobe is just too much. We live in the 21st century and it implies that there is number of ways a single task can be accomplished. To make our lives easier and our wardrobes free of wrinkled clothes, science came up with an invention called the garment steamer.
The garment steamer as we all know does iron our clothes but if you think that it is the only used to steam the clothes then let me tell you, my friend, you are completely wrong. There are numerous ways to use a steamer and below I will be discussing the same. To go any further here’s why we should use a clothes steamer.
Reasons to Use Steam Cleaners
- There are several reasons why steam cleaning might be good for you to use in your home:
- As no chemicals are involved in steam cleaning, it is eco-friendly.
- All household surfaces can be disinfected using a steam cleaner.
- Steam being volatile helps the surface to dry faster than water.
- Steam can dissolve hard-to-remove substances like ground-in wax, glue, and chewing gum.
Unique Ways To Use A Steamer
Most of our time is spent in the living room which is masked by tiles. Since a major part of your time is spent in the living room, it is most probably the dirtiest too. Believe it or not, a steamer can help you clean the tiles to the utmost perfection.
Rugs and Carpet
To your surprise, a garment steamer has a working model like just another full-sized carpet steamer; making it the ideal size for spot cleaning. It treats rug stains and light carpet stains by pointing the nozzle of your steamer towards the stain to loosen up the blotch and voila we have a stain-free rug.
When the windows are steamed using a steamer, the dust on the windows rise to the surface which can be then cleaned with the help of a dry towel or a paper towel. Dry the window in the end in a horizontal strip-like manner.
Imagine that you were given a task to iron the curtain. Don’t you think it would be a pain to iron them single-handedly, it will completely drain your energy. A faster and easier way to have wrinkle free curtains is by using a garment steamer.
We have seen different things that we can clean with the help of a garment steamer. Now let’s have a look at what not to do with the steamer.
What Not To Do
Avoid using the garment steamer:
- If it is a freshly painted, polished or waxed surface.
- On fabrics that are delicate because their color may start running or that fabric shouldn’t be steamed.
- Never steam dust musical instruments – they have a unique finish, unlike wooden furniture.
- Do not linger long on sealed wood, painted surfaces or any area that has a paper, wood, plywood or cardboard composite construction.
- If using for walls or other areas you are not sure about, always test a small area first and use at your own risk.
- Do not use a steam duster on finished wood unless you know that the finish is polyurethane-based and can take a little heat and moisture. Refer to their cleaning instructions.
I have just given you 4 unique ways to use a garment steamer, you can experiment and explore more as long as you are following the “What Not To Do” list, you are out of danger.