After watching Shark Steam Pocket Mop
from the vantage point of Fixya.com
for a few months and seeing the many problems that people were having with the Shark Steam Mop
streaking their floors and especially hardwood or laminate flooring
I decided to do some research and reading about this problem.
What I found was very interesting.
Many people are blaming the steam mop
for their problems, when in fact the problem is just coming to light because of the use of the steam mop
. It seems that if other cleaners have been used on the floors they leave behind a residue. Then you come along with this mop that produces a heated steam type cleaning
and you start to take this residue off of the floors. This then leaves the flooring blotchy or streaking
So now what do you do with you floors when you get this mop and what will cure your streaking, blotchy floors
? There are a couple of ways....
First way is to just keep on using the mop. Many people report that their persistence has paid off and that after a few uses the shine comes back to their floor
as the old scum and residue
is more completely removed.
The second way is to use a vinegar and water solution
to manually clean the flooring
before using the mop. This takes a bit more elbow grease, but will get the floor looking really sharp much quicker. Here is a site that tells about that
So if you are having a heart attack because your mop seems to be making things worse instead of better then don't give up too quickly!! Use it a few times first... it has a 1 year warranty. Or get on your knees with that pail of vinegar water and get the old gunk from all those other cleaners off of your floor first.
Here are some other related tips to check out....