Is the Shark steam mop good for hardwood floors?
Avoid Using a Steam Mop on Wood
Some steam mop manufacturers, such as Shark and Bissell, may say you can use it on a sealed hardwood floor, but Stocki recommends against it because moisture could still possibly force itself into the joints between the boards and get into the wood and warp it.
The Cleaning Nozzle is clogged
Calcium and other minerals may build up in the nozzle, so you may need to clean the nozzle in order to produce steam. To do this, either use the nozzle cleaner provided with the Steam Pocket Mop, or use a straightened-out paper clip.
To prolong the life of your Shark® Pro Steam Pocket® Mop, we recommend using distilled water. Make sure you only add water to the tank. Chemicals or cleaning solution may damage the appliance and could be unsafe for you and your family.
Avoid Using Too Much Soap
Soap only lifts dirt and oil into water, making them suspend in water. Therefore, the more soap you use, the more your mop gets saturated with dirt. So, if you do not remove all the soapy water from the floor, the dirt remains, forming streaks on the floor.
The Steam Mop Advantage
Unlike traditional mops, the mop head absorbs the dirt, and the heat of the steam is able to kill most of the bacteria and dust mites on the floor. It is not only a faster means of cleaning but also a more sanitary one.
A steam cleaner is dependent on water and steam and does not use chemicals. How often should you steam clean your floors? Make steam cleaning your floors a weekly cleaning chore.
Heating Element. A common cause to your cleaner not producing steam can be a failed heating element. As the heater is used to heat up the water, if that has ruptured or burnt out your steam cleaner will not produce any steam. With the water tank filled and switched on the steamer should sound like a boiling kettle.
You should always use cold water. If you live in a hard-water area, we recommend using distilled water. What floor type can I use the Steam Mop with? The steam mop is designed for use on all sealed hard floor surfaces e.g. Laminate, Hardwood, Marble, Tile, Stone.
Plug into a 120-volt electrical outlet The power “On” light will turn blue, it takes approximately 30 seconds for the mop to heat up and the steam to be ready. 3 When one side of the micro-fiber pocket gets dirty, just flip the mop head and you can quickly start using the other side.
Shark has taken all of the best hardwood-friendly features of the top-class Apex and successfully transferred them to this more compact package. It's not the lightest vacuum out there, but the suction power and soft-brush pickup are both excellent for hardwood.
Is Shark steam and scrub safe for hardwood floors?
A: The Shark Steam and Scrub mop is ideal for these flooring types: laminate, bamboo, hardwood, marble, tile, and stone. Surfaces/materials where the steam mop should NOT be used: Wax-polished furniture or floors, unsealed or unglazed ceramic floors, unsealed wooden and wax floors, and some unwaxed floors.