How to Use Shark Steam Cleaner

How to Use Shark Steam Cleaner

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on how to use a Shark steam cleaner. Steam cleaning is an effective and eco-friendly way to clean and sanitize various surfaces in your home. Shark steam cleaners are versatile and can be used on a wide range of surfaces, from floors to upholstery. In this guide, we will walk you through the steps to use your Shark steam cleaner effectively and get the best results.

Step 1: Prepare the Steam Cleaner

Before you begin, ensure that the water tank is filled with clean water according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Make sure the steam cleaner is unplugged and turned off before filling the tank. Once filled, securely attach the water tank back onto the cleaner.

Step 2: Choose the Right Attachment

Shark steam cleaners come with a variety of attachments for different cleaning tasks. Select the appropriate attachment for the surface you intend to clean. For example, use the mop attachment for floors and the upholstery attachment for furniture and mattresses.

Step 3: Plug in and Turn on the Steam Cleaner

Find a power outlet near the area you want to clean and plug in your Shark steam cleaner. Turn it on and allow it to heat up. The time it takes to heat up will depend on the model of your steam cleaner, so refer to the user manual for specific instructions.

Step 4: Start Cleaning

Once the steam cleaner has reached the appropriate temperature, you can start cleaning. Hold the steam cleaner a few inches away from the surface and press the steam button to release the steam. Move the cleaner slowly and methodically across the surface, ensuring that the steam has enough time to effectively clean and sanitize.

Step 5: Refill the Water Tank if Needed

If you run out of water while cleaning, turn off the steam cleaner and unplug it before refilling the water tank. Allow the steam cleaner to cool down before opening the tank to refill it. Once refilled, securely attach the tank and continue cleaning as before.

Step 6: Allow Surfaces to Dry

After you have finished steam cleaning, allow the surfaces to air dry. This will ensure that any remaining moisture evaporates, leaving the surfaces clean and dry. Avoid walking on or using the surfaces until they are completely dry.

Step 7: Clean and Store the Steam Cleaner

Once you have finished using the steam cleaner, unplug it and allow it to cool down. Empty any remaining water from the tank and wipe down the attachments and cleaner to remove any residue. Store the steam cleaner and attachments in a cool, dry place until the next use.

Tips for Using Shark Steam Cleaner

Here are some additional tips to help you get the most out of your Shark steam cleaner:

  • Always test the steam cleaner on a small, inconspicuous area before using it on a larger surface to ensure compatibility.
  • Regularly clean and maintain your steam cleaner according to the manufacturer’s instructions to prolong its lifespan and ensure optimal performance.
  • Use distilled water in your steam cleaner to prevent mineral buildup and prolong the life of the machine.
  • Do not leave the steam cleaner in one spot for too long, as this may cause damage to certain surfaces.

By following these steps and tips, you can effectively use your Shark steam cleaner to keep your home clean and sanitized without the use of harsh chemicals. Remember to always refer to the user manual for your specific model of steam cleaner for detailed instructions and safety guidelines.