When it comes to Fall cleaning, one of the things I focus on is getting rid of all the dust and dirt that made it’s way in the house, during the summer months. In our new house we have a few different types of flooring on the main floor, which means that dirt and grime get stuck in the floor transitions. It’s particularly bad in this house because I don’t think the transitions were ever cleaned before we moved in (or anytime in the last 22 years)!
I tried getting this gunk out with my regular steam mop, but because of the difference in flooring surfaces it didn’t work. Luckily HomeRight makes the SteamMachine, which was exactly what I needed to get rid of this gunk.
I attached the small scrub brush to the steam wand and used it to steam the dirt right out of the transition.
It was pretty gross because I got to see how much dirt was actually in there, but it felt good once it was all gone!
I cleaned all the transitions from wood flooring to laminate and it looked MUCH better when I was done.
Another place summer dirt likes to hide is in all the nooks and crannies of fireplaces, appliances, etc. I used the SteamMachine to get rid of the gunk in these spots too.
I didn’t have to do any scrubbing, that SteamMachine literally blew the dirt right out of this corner!
Much better. I even steamed the caulking around the fireplace and it lightened up a few shades. (Seriously how can people let things get this dirty?!)
The other place in my kitchen that had gathered quite a bit of filth (you might gag when you see this picture) were the transition around all my appliances. I used the small wire scrub brush attached to the steam wand, and the grime came right off.
The steam even lightened up the floor a little. Every time I steam mop these floors they get one shade lighter. The house was SERIOUSLY filthy when we moved in.
There are lots of places where summer dirt, and dust, accumulate that you could use the steam want to get rid of it. For example behind, and around the toilet, the thresholds of all the doors, etc. These are just a few of them, to print my complete Fall Cleaning checklist click HERE.
To make the rest of your Fall Cleaning tasks easier I thought you might like to have the chance to win your own SteamMachine! With the SteamMachine, and it’s variety of attachments you can sanitize and clean floors, stovetops, ovens, kitchen countertops, bathrooms, grills and more. It doesn’t require the use of any chemicals and kills 99% of all germs and bacteria. There’s also an attachment for cleaning windows (more on that coming in a couple weeks) and removing wallpaper! Fill out the Rafflecopter form to enter to win your very own SteamMachine from HomeRight. Good luck!!!