Are they implying that this ‘mop’ would clean up after the dog or is that the dog’s opinion of the product? All the ‘mop’ would do is heat the shiola up, and trust me when I say the smell of hot stuff is not refreshing, and smear it around the floor.
@osiris3mc Greetings, fellow grout owner/ sufferer. I have a different make/ model steam mop and the mop doesn’t do much for the grout. What works best in my experience is clorox spray (make sure to try it on a small spot to make sure you aren’t ruining the color if you have colored grout) and a Mr. Clean magic eraser. Scrub the sh*t out of it and then apply a grout sealer which will make it slightly less awful to clean the next time you have to do it. After a couple of times it gets easier. Or you will decide to move. Either way, problem solved.
@bren01 Great advice, thank you! Last time we had this issue we did, in fact, move. Haha. We actually don’t want to deal with that hassle this time around. so I will try the clorox/melamine sponge! Thank you again.
@osiris3mc You can win the Grout Wars with baking soda & hydrogen peroxide (cheap @ Dollar Tree) and an 18v cordless drill with a drill brush you can get on Amazon. Mix up the H2O2 with some baking soda, spread it on the section you’re working on, let it sit for 15-20 minutes & have at it with the drill brush. You might have to go over it a second time for really old/dirty areas, and you’ll have to mop afterwards to wipe up the baking soda. Then seal it so you won’t have to do it again any time soon.
WTF is all the dialog about distilled water? Are you kidding? Genuine distilled water is just that, H2O and nothing else. I could start a rant about purified (sewer) water but that’s another topic. People actually buy distilled water with a pedigree? No kidding? I thought the days of conspicuous consumption were behind us.
If the mop works as advertised, good price. I’d watch it with vinyl tile squares, it might loosen the adhesive. It will save a great deal of scrubbing and scraping I would imagine.
Don’t add detergent to the water. Need to use purified or distilled water.
Have a different brand one and don’t need any detergent. It cleans white tile better than any other method we’ve tried.
You could always spray detergent on the floor if need be, so it’s not in the machine itself. Try it without it and doubt you’ll even need it.
Every “steam” cleaner I have ever used was actually a hot water cleaner. Even if it got water up to the boiling point somewhere in its mechanism to produce a mixture of water and steam, the tube leading to the spray head drew liquid water from the bottom of the tank.
Which is a good thing. Using actual steam would clean about as well as a hot air solder system set at 100°C. Except that water would condense onto nearby surfaces.
This is just a steam cleaner, do not use to sterilize. From the WalMart ad, it reaches up to 212F. From CDC, you would need 30 minutes at 250 to sterilize using steam alone. There are others that will work for this, but not this one.