Banish Flu & Cold Germs with Steam Cleaning

Learn how to use a chemical free steamer to clean and disinfect your home to keep germs from spreading during cold and flu season

Use a steamer to clean and disinfect your home to keep germs from spreading during cold and flu season

What You’ll Need

To prevent the spread of germs and bacteria, it’s important to clean and disinfect your home after someone has been sick with the flu, a cold, a stomach bug or another illness.

You don’t have to use bleach or other harsh chemicals to clean and disinfect. A steam cleaner is effective for cleaning, sanitizing and deodorizing. It can be used on a variety of hard and soft surfaces, including countertops, appliances, upholstery, carpet and sealed flooring.

A steam temperature of 212 F should quickly wipe out most bacteria, germs and dust mites. The Wagner 915 produces steam in excess of 212 degrees Fahrenheit, so you will be able to disinfect most surfaces quickly, with just a few passes of the steamer.

Some areas you may want to to clean and disinfect after illness include:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchen
  • Sick person’s bedroom
  • Light switches
  • Cabinet handles
  • Doorknobs
  • Refrigerator handles
  • Microwave handles and keypads
  • Stove knobs
  • Rugs
  • Upholstery

The 915 On-Demand Steamer is easy to use, and it will run for 45 minutes with a single 48-ounce fill. It comes with two different brushes, along with the built-in steam jet nozzle, as well as a window squeegee, a large cleaning brush, two extension wands and a cleaning brush towel that turns the unit into a steam mop. It also includes a steamer plate for removing wallpaper.

Use the provided funnel to fill the steamer and replace the cap. Attach the desired accessory to the steamer. Plug in the steamer and turn it on. Allow the water to heat up completely before using. You’ll know it’s ready to start steaming and cleaning when only the green light is illuminated.

Use the trigger on the handle to apply steam to the surface you’re cleaning. The jet nozzle and brushes are great for cleaning small areas and crevices. Once you’ve appled the steam, use a clean cloth to wipe up any dirt and moisture.

Use the brush attachment to clean and disinfect carpet and upholstery, making sure to test in an inconspicuous area first.

Attach the cleaning towel to the brush to use the steamer as a mop on sealed floors. The cleaning brush towel turns the unit into a steam mop.

Be careful using a steamer on wood floors because the steam and moisture may damage wood. Be sure to read the manual first, and you may also want to test the steamer in an inconspicuous area.

Use the squeegee attachment to clean and disinfect windows, shower doors and surfaces, including counter-tops and large appliances.

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