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No steam coming from your steam cleaner? Vax’s top tips can help

Steam cleaners are a fantastic way to keep floors and surfaces in your home hygienic and dirt-free, tackling grease and grime and breaking-down stubborn and sticky dirt. However, if you’re not getting the full effect of powerful steam delivery, or if nothing is coming out of your steam cleaner at all, there are lots of simple reasons that can be addressed easily!

Vax Expert says

 

“In its simplest form, a steamer is like a kettle. The water poured in is then heated by a heating element and once the optimum temperature is reached, the machine is ready to use.

To transfer the steam from the water tank to the surface that is to be cleaned, there is usually a ‘trigger’ giving you full control over how much steam you disperse.”

If you’ve lost delivery of steam from your cleaner there are plenty of simple explanations and things that you can check and put right yourself:

  1. Is there any water in the tank (Perhaps the most obvious check of them all!)? It might take a little while to get used to how far you can clean before more water is required, but try to avoid attempting to use your steam cleaner ‘dry’ where possible. Always switch the steam cleaner off and allow time for cooling before removing the water tank to refill. Remember, you don’t need to completely fill the tank if you’re only cleaning a small area.
  2. Is the machine successfully switched on? There is likely to be a ‘power’ light to indicate this on your cleaner. If there is no power but you have switched on at the wall, then it may be that the fuse has blown or there is a problem with your electricity supply or the plug socket used.
  3. Some models have a steam control dial, allowing you to control the velocity of the steam delivered. Make sure this is initially set to the highest setting – you can always then reduce the velocity of the steam as you need during use.
  4. Ensure that your water tank cap is securely fitted. The cap on most cleaner’s tanks help to maintain the pressure and seal the steam in the unit, so need to be securely fastened. Check your cleaner’s user guide for specific advice, but sometimes the cap has to be pushed down and turned until tight, just like a childproofed medicine bottle.
  5. Many models include a child lock feature for safety reasons. Ensure this is not set to ‘safe.’ Generally, the trigger on your steam cleaner cannot be depressed when the lock is activated.
  6. Finally, check your steam cleaner for blockages. Again, this is a time to check the user guide of your cleaner to see where you can check, but steam mops generally allow you to check the steam exit point for blockages, and you can check the hose of a canister-style steam cleaner too. Clearly, it is important to turn the machine off and unplug prior to carrying out any checks. The most common cause of such a blockage is ‘furring’ as a result of limescale build-up from hard water areas. The hard water filter in your steam cleaner should be replaced on a regular basis to prevent this, particularly if you live in a hard water area.

If, having followed the above, you still do not get any steam delivering from the unit, the best route to follow is to contact your steam cleaner’s manufacturer for further assistance.

Did this advice help you get your steam cleaner back up and running? What are your top tips for looking after your steam cleaner? Leave a comment and share with everybody!

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