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Old 07-02-2018, 17:16   #1
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Anyone Using A Steam Cleaner?

We were talking last night about keeping things healthy and clean while living aboard in small spaces in the damp, mildewy Pacific Northwest. Someone mentioned steam cleaners.

Now I see that they suck a lot of power, and the prices go from the low $100's (USD) up to $6-700. The pluses are no cleaning products (lots of allergies here)and a kind of "one answer to several problems" solution that I'm always on the lookout for.

I'm not looking to start a thread that has purists on both ends of the spectrum arguing endlessly. I'd really appreciate hearing from people who have tried it and what worked and what didn't work.

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Old 08-02-2018, 05:51   #2
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Re: Anyone Using A Steam Cleaner?

I've used a steam cleaner in our engine room, with marginal success. The cleaning process works OK on major flat surfaces, not so great in nooks and crannies... which still usually needs a rag on the end of a screwdriver. Not a golden bullet, but still, steam in conjunction with other cleaning methods/techniques was sometimes useful.

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Re: Anyone Using A Steam Cleaner?

i have a steam cleaner, 2 of em, low end style, were under 100 usd each, one steams clothing, ceilings, overheads, and soles, the other does soles, cushions and whatever i buy additional parts to steam clean, including "windows"
i donot have one for engine steam cleaning.
these keep flying pests at bay. no fleas no ticks no beetles, nothing left. i love em. and i am in tropics where critters proliferate without help. helps with pet bedding and other issues that get overlooked.
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