The Shark steam cleaner is a convenient, environmentally friendly and portable cleaning device which makes use of heat and steam rather than harsh chemicals to sanitize and restore the luster to furniture, floors and other surfaces.
The accessories that are included with the steam device may be used to sanitize an array of surface types and are suitable for various applications like flat surfaces, nooks and crannies, clothing and surfaces that require scouring.
The Shark Steamer can function as an all-purpose steam cleaner to treat, loosen and get rid of difficult stains, oil, encrusted dirt and soap scum, as well as performing as a fabric steamer and a triple duty sanitization unit for large areas. Some other typical uses for a Shark steamer include sanitizing sealed and glazed ceramic grout or tile, shower doors and their tracks, sliding patio door tracks, metal pet kennels, appliance surfaces, patio and garden furniture, countertops, and to thoroughly clean and sterilize sinks and taps.
You can even clean and renew mattresses, bed linens, curtains and ceiling fans with a Shark steam cleaner. There are also numerous outdoor surface types that may be cleaned with a steam cleaner such as boats, gardening equipment and the like.
Regardless of the particular Shark model you have, your device will feature microfiber ends, which are easy to position and make cleaning a very simple process. These microfiber ends are what enable the device to handle sleek wooden and tiled floor surfaces.
Listed below are a few tips that are useful for utilizing your steam cleaner to its maximum capacity. You’ll need only to gather some purified water and a soft cloth or towel to perform them.
Filling the Tank
First, disconnect the steam container. Then turn the water container cap counterclockwise in order to unscrew it from the container and remove it.
Put purified water in the filling bottle that was included with the steamer, pouring from the bottle straight into the water container until the level of water climbs to the filled or full marking. Screw the water container cap clockwise on the bottle so that it is properly sealed.
Working With the Steam Cleaner
Once the cleaner tank is filled, attach the required cleaning accessory to the steam container nozzle by aligning the attachment arrow with the “unlock” mark on the container. Apply pressure to the attachment, then twist it clockwise and ensure that it is firmly secured to the nozzle.
Plug in the steam container, and you will see a blue light come on which signifies your steam container is warming up. Wait around 45 seconds, then apply pressure to the steam trigger until you can see the steam emanating from the attachment.
Place the attachment close to the surface to be sanitized, aim the nozzle at it and push the trigger button. Move the steam container with a steady, continuous motion as the steam is sprayed out to prevent overheating of the surface. Let go of the trigger and move the steam container away, then wipe off the surface with a soft rag or towel to eliminate any leftover dirt.
Tips and Safety Measures
- Do not add oils, cleaning chemicals or fragrances to the water.
- Do not clean extremely porous surfaces or wood that is untreated or has been freshly painted.
- Do not use the steamer on finished wood unless the finish is polyurethane and can withstand a bit of heat and humidity.
- Prior to actually plugging in the device and cleaning with it, it is highly recommended to vacuum the surface.
- Be familiar with temperature variations which may make fragile porcelain or glass break during cleaning, such as a glass window on a chilly day.
- Remember that the steam sprayed from the container is extremely hot, particularly near the nozzle. Be mindful to prevent burns or other injuries from the hot steam.
- The stem of the steam container also becomes very hot while cleaning, so do not utilize the steam container without a stem attachment.
- To take off the pad, it’s essential to unplug the device first. Do not take the pad off while your unit is still powered on, as you may experience electrical burns or injuries.
- Allow the steam container to cool down completely before putting it in storage.