Benefits of Steam Cleaning 101

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Insights into the innovative technologies making our steam cleaners unique.
Learn some basics about using steam to clean. Fundamentals are the key!
When you clean with steam, the possibilities are endless!
Why Steam?  • How It Works  • Benefits of Steam  • What Can Be Cleaned?  • Will It Damage My Floors? CHEMICAL FREE SECTIONChemical FREE  • No Dangerous Chemicals  • Environmentally Friendly  • Low Cost  • Steam Really Works WHY HAAN? SECTIONWhy HAAN?  • Smart Steam Technology  • CR-Motion Technology  • Turbo Technology  • Steam Heat Distribution  • Indoor/Outdoor Cleaning STEAM TIPSSteam Tips  • Parents  • Eco-Friendly/Green Cleaning  • Allergy/Illness  • Seasonal  • Outdoor  • Do It Yourself (DIY)  • Pet Owners  • Did You Know?  • Cleaning
Cleaning with steam is the safe, eco-friendly way to clean that saves you money!
What Can Be Cleaned?
How It Works
How It Works HAAN steam cleaners are completely chemical free. Using just tap water, HAAN steamers provide a safe and effective way to clean, sanitize, and deodorize almost every surface in your home.  Our cleaners heat up in excess of 212°F, the temperature needed to kill 99.9% of common household germs, bacteria, viruses, dust mites and bedbugs.  HAAN’s 4-layer ultra-microfiber pads break down and absorb stains, dirt, and debris.The pads are machine washable for multiple uses.
Will It Damage My Floors?
Benefits of Steam
Benefits Of Steam Chemical Free - Our steam cleaners are completely chemical free. Using just tap water, HAAN steamers provide a safe and effective way to clean, sanitize, and deodorize almost every surface in your home. One Step Cleaning - Clean, sanitize, and deodorize your home in one simple step. Easy to use - HAAN steamers are lightweight and maneuverable. With just the touch of a button, you are ready to steam clean your home. Sanitizing - Steam kills 99% of common household germs, viruses and even dust mites in just one second without the use of potentially toxic chemicals.
What Can Be Cleaned? If you think steam is just for hard floors, think again! Steam is truly a versatile cleaner. Here is just a partial list of areas in your home that would benefit from steam cleaning:      •   Solid-sealed flooring     •   Cabinet and cupboard doors     •   Walls     •   Pet beds     •   Counter tops     •   Stove     •   Burners     •   Oven     •   Wheels
Will It Damage My Floors? When used correctly, steam cleaning is safe on almost any sealed flooring surface. Detailed safety instructions can be found in the manual of any steam cleaner. You can also check with your flooring manufacturer.
No Dangerous Chemicals
Steam Really Works
Low Cost
Environmentally Friendly
No Dangerous Chemicals Using just pure tap water, HAAN steam cleaners provide you a safe and effective way to clean and sanitize almost every surface of your home. HAAN steamers heat up in excess of 212°F, the temperature needed to create sanitizing steam. Applying this steam to your messiest of surfaces works to clean and sanitize the area you are working on. HAAN steam has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of common household germs, viruses, and even dust mites in just one second without the use of potentially toxic chemicals. Steam cleaners also make it possible to throw out those harsh cleaning detergents.
Environmentally Friendly HAAN steam cleaners use only tap water to safely and effectively clean and sanitize almost every surface of your home. Runs on a small amount of water, with no disposable pads to throw away, no extra bottles to take up landfill space and no checmicals to pollute the water supply. According to the EPA, Americans make more than 200 million tons of garbage each year, enough to fill a stadium from top to bottom twice a day!
Low Cost Save money on expensive cleaning solutions and disposable wipes. HAAN Ultra-Clean pads are machine washable if you prefer not to wash by hand, but be sure to use the gentle cycle in the washer. A report from TheNest.com claims that the average American family spends $798 per year on cleaning supplies.
Steam Really Works HAAN steamers heat up in excess of 212°F , the temperature needed to create sanitizing steam. Applying this steam to your messiest of surfaces works to clean and sanitize the area you are working on. HAAN steam has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of common household germs, viruses, and even dust mites in just one second without the use of potentially toxic chemicals The same heat that helps to sanitize your home also breaks down dried on dirt and stuck on stains. The gentle emission of steam destroys the bond that these messes make with your floors, counter tops, sinks, and even the soft surfaces of your home. The light moisture of steam helps to capture loose debris on your floor and leaves a sparkling clean with less work than traditional mopping.
CR-Motion Technology
Turbo Technology
Smart Steam Technology Smart Steam Technology is a 5-point system that ensures your HAAN’s superior quality, ease of use, and effectiveness. Found in HAAN SI series steam cleaners. It includes: 1. Removable water tank can be filled conveniently at the tap. 2. Machine powered steam pump provides consistent steam emission and eliminates the need for you to manually pump. 3. Micom circuit heater shortens heat up time to 20 seconds. 4. 15 steam jets evenly disperse 212°F steam across a wide cleaning path. 5. Four-layer thick ultra-microfiber pads create a streak-free, quick-drying, effortless clean.
Steam/Heat Distribution
Smart Steam Technology
Indoor/Outdoor Cleaning
CR-Motion Technology CR-Motion generates a scrubbing motion for tough messes both indoors and out. Found in HAAN Multiforce SS series steam cleaners. 1. Two counter reciprocating steam plates that move at a rate of 850 cycles per minute. This back and forth motion makes your HAAN steam cleaner easier to push and pull. 2. Can be used with or without steam to sanitize, deep clean, buff and power scrub, indoors and out. 3. Machine powered steam pump provides consistent steam emission and eliminates the need for you to manually pump. 4. 10 steam jets on each plate evenly disperse 212°F steam across a wide cleaning path.
Turbo Technology Turbo Technology allows you to choose the amount of steam needed for your cleaning task. 1. Three variable steam settings allow you to select the steam level needed based on your surface or stain. 2. Turbo function adds an extra burst of steam for difficult stains. 3. Machine-powered steam pump provides consistent steam emission and eliminates the need for you to manually pump. 4. Micom circuit heater shortens heat-up time to 20 seconds. 5. 15 steam jets evenly disperse 212°F across a wide cleaning path. 6. Four-layer thick ultra-microfiber pads create a streak-free, quick-drying, effortless clean.
Steam Heat Distribution HAAN steam cleaners focus steam where it is needed most by evenly distributing 212°F steam across a wide cleaning path. HAAN steamers heat up in excess of 212°F, the temperature needed to create sanitizing steam. Applying this steam to your messiest of surfaces works to clean and sanitize the area you are working on. HAAN steam has been proven to kill up to 99.9% of common household germs, viruses and even dust mites in just one second without the use of potentially toxic chemicals.
Indoor/Outdoor Cleaning HAAN Multiforce series can be used indoors or out to clean and scrub tile, sealed hardwood, linoleum, grout, walkways, patios, decks, and more. Two pads move back and forth at a rate of 850 cycles per minute to scrub, buff and clean indoors and out. CR-motion™ technology enhances the natural pull-and-push motion of standard steam mops by adding a powerful scrubbing action. Not only can this steam scrubber tackle messes on your concrete patio, it also cleans sealed hardwood decks, sidewalks, and driveways, as wells as all the floor surfaces inside your home.
NurseryReady?
Back-to-School Cleaning
Steam Is The Safe Way To Clean Children's Toys
PottyTraining
Children are a joy, but let's face it, they are pretty gross too. You don't realize until you have kids, what disgusting things you will be cleaning. Steam is a versatile tool to have around if you've got children. It simultaneously cleans and sanitizes safely without the use of chemicals.…     (CONTINUE READING)
Clean Child’s Toys
Let’s face it, potty training isn’t always easy and it isn’t always clean. Thinking about all the germs on and surrounding that cute little potty is enough to make the toughest parents run for a can of chemical disinfectant! Those disinfectants that kill germs quick are also filing your potty area with harmful fumes… (CONTINUE READING)
The Dirty Truth About Potty Training
Almost everyone feels the impact of the quick close of summer and the abut thrust back into the school routine, Mom and Dad included. And whether you’re a stay-at-home-mom or balancing work and family on your own, there is no doubt that the new school year will impact your normal routines, especially cleaning…  (CONTINUE READING)
Back-to-School Cleaning Crash Course - Any Good Tips?
Is Your Nursery Ready?
When your baby arrives, it may be a bit overwhelming at first, so it is a good idea to be as prepared as possible…if you plan on having the baby sleep in your room for the first few weeks, make sure you get your room clean too.(CONTINUE READING)
Have you ever been in your shower and been overwhelmed by the fumes of your cleaning products?  I have and it’s not a pleasant feeling.  So today, I’m going to cover ways you can use natural products to clean your house. One great product to use is lemons.  They can cut through grease and lime scale to leave the surfaces clean and smooth. You can also use them on tough stains like tomato soup and it leaves a nice scent in the air too!     (CONTINUE READING)
NaturalCleaning
Natural Ways To Clean Without Chemicals
Multi-purpose Kitchen Items
Green Cleaning Recipes
LingeringOdors?
With Earth Day a few weeks away, we thought we would share some green cleaning recipes. Green cleaners are a great way to save money, most of the ingredients can be found in your own cabinets! Besides saving money, home cleaning recipes help reduce the risk of exposing your family to harmful, unhealthy chemicals and are safe for the environment. Here are a few of our favorite recipes…     (CONTINUE READING)
Green Cleaning Recipes
Lingering Odors
I am not sure why but in my house the rule of rinsing off your plate before putting it in the dishwasher never sticks, resulting in an awful smell that seems to linger.  After fussing and fighting to implement this easy task, I finally gave up. I thought there would be no way out but after some research I found a solution to my problem along with some other useful tips in removing unwanted odors. (CONTINUE READING)
October is here and so is pumpkin season. With all of this talk about pumpkin pies, pumpkin lattes and pumpkin-everything, it has me thinking about my favorite thing having to do with pumpkins. Pumpkin carving! I am surprised to find out how many people do not know all the little tips and tricks that I use when carving my jack-o-lantern so I am going to spill the seeds…     (CONTINUE READING)
Multi-Purpose Kitchen Items
Keep KidsGerm Free
Just Breathe
Steam AwayThe Flu
Protect Yourself During Cold And Flu Season
ProtectYourself 
Many people think that cold and flu season starts in the winter. My stuffed up nose and scratchy throat however indicates that it started right around the time the kids go back to school. As the weather gets cooler we are all forced to spend more time cooped up inside in around those fresh from the schoolyard germs.     (CONTINUE READING)
It’s that time of year again, the start of the flu season where a cough or a sneeze puts everyone in panic.(CONTINUE READING)
Steam Away The Flu
Just Breathe
Did you know that roughly 50 million Americans suffer from all types of allergies? That’s approximately 1 in 5 people, crazy huh! More shocking than those facts are that most allergens can be found in your home. Some of the most common places are in mattresses, pillows, rugs, furniture, stuffed animals, air ducts, basements, attics, bathrooms and many more.   (CONTINUE READING)
With the little ones going back to school, it’s time to start preparing for cold and flu season. Children’s immune systems are less mature than an adult which means they are more susceptible to germs. So in addition to getting an education, your child will also be getting a cold at some point during the school year.   (CONTINUE READING)
Keeping Your Kids Germ Free
SuccessfulThanksgiving
Yard SaleTips
Steps For a Successful Thanksgiving
New Year,New You
Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner?  It feels like we were just celebrating the start of 2012 a few weeks ago.  Time is flying by and knowing that the Thanksgiving feast is next week is a bit daunting.  Here are some tips to help get you through this holiday while keeping your sanity intact. To prepare for the Thanksgiving feast, a good place to start is the menu.      (CONTINUE READING)
HolidayStorms
Getting Ready For the Holiday Storm
With many holiday parties and family get-togethers happening this month there is a whirlwind of things that need to get accomplished - shopping, decorating, cooking, traveling and let’s not forget, cleaning. All of which can be extremely stressful.    (CONTINUE READING)
A New Year, A New You
The New Year is finally here and I am sure many resolutions have been made and am almost positive that nearly all of them will be broken. At least mine always seem to be.  To guarantee you will follow through with your resolutions, make sure they are realistic and attainable. Write down your pledge and put it somewhere you can be reminded of it frequently.     (CONTINUE READING)
Yard Sale Tips
It’s that time of year again, garage/yard sale season. Whether you are hosting your own, trying to get rid of unwanted items before a big move or rummaging through the sales for great deals, there are a few tips that will help your season run smoothly.   (CONTINUE READING)
OutdoorCleaning Tips
After TheStorm
Steam AwayGrill Grime
GreenGardening
Steam Away Grill Grime
The briskness is coming back into the air and days are getting shorter.  Sadly, the grilling season is coming to a close and it’s time to think about winterizing your grill for storage.  By cleaning it before storing it for the season, you can avoid any nasty surprises when you take it out next spring.     (CONTINUE READING)
Severe weather can affect anyone living anywhere.  Recently this truth was all too painfully real for residence living in the North Eastern US.  And while the task of cleaning up can be daunting, it is important to remember to keep you and your loved ones safe through the duration of the clean-up process.     (CONTINUE READING)
Here Comes The Sun: Cleaning Up After A Storm
With Memorial Day drawing near, you might want to start getting your outside looking fresh and clean. Especially if you are planning on having a barbecue or picnic, I mean no one wants to eat on a dirty patio or off a dirty table! I have a few tips to help you get your dining area, party ready.     (CONTINUE READING)
Outdoor Cleaning Tips
Green Gardening
Maintaining a garden is much more difficult than you can ever imagine! After daily watering, harvesting and weed pulling, it comes as no surprise that the sight of something eating away your crop is quite devastating. Recently, I started trying to improve my “green thumb”. I planted a bunch of herbs and vegetables in my backyard and have been checking them daily for any sign of growth.  (CONTINUE READING)
Wallpaper Removal Tips
Spring BreakActivities
Outdated Wallpaper
Need Help Removing That Outdated Wallpaper Border?
Festive fruit trimming your kitchen, antique books surrounding your home office or maybe even seashells in your bathroom…a wallpaper border is a great way to add some design flare. But what happens when it’s time to change up the décor and take down that border that used to put the finishing touches to your favorite room? (CONTINUE READING)
Activities For Spring Break
It’s that time of year again…. when kids get a mini vacation from school and parents have the overwhelming task of keeping them occupied. Most jobs are not as generous as schools when it comes to days off, so like most working parents and caregivers, finding something or someone to keep children entertained can be stressful. Not to fret, I have some great tips and ideas to help reduce some of this stress.     (CONTINUE READING)
Wallpaper Removal Tips
If you are a do-it yourselfer like I am, you cringe at the thought of having to pay someone to do your handy work for you. I almost had to break down and do so when I moved into my new home this year. The outside was completely beautiful but some of the rooms inside did not match the outdoor appearance and I just couldn’t deal with that!    (CONTINUE READING)
BoneAppetit!
Summer Safety Tips
Clean Pet, Clean Home
Cleaning Tipsfor Pet Owners
We all love our four legged friends, so it is important that we make our homes safe for them. Did you know that some chemicals that you may use around your home can harm your pets? For instance, bleach when concentrated can cause chemical burns to pet paws and products containing phenols are deadly to cats and can cause serious liver damage.     (CONTINUE READING)
Clean PetClean Home
We all love our pets and want them to be happy and healthy, so why not use healthy green cleaning habits for their items as well?  Lately, we've discussed some of the damage chemicals can do to our furry family members as well as two cleaning tips, one for accidents and one for bathing. Recently, I came across some more tips that I felt I just had to share.   (CONTINUE READING)
Cleaning Tips For Pet Owners
Summer Safety Tips For Your Pets
Now that summer is officially here, I have a few tips for you to help make sure your furry family members are safe while having fun in the sun. Most pets love being outside so it is important that they have an up to date dosage of their flea and tick medicine.  These pesky critters are more prevalent in warmer weather.     (CONTINUE READING)
Bone Appetit
I love my dog as though she were my child and I am sure if you have a pet of your own you can agree.  I mean, she basically is. I have to bathe her, play with her, take her out to go to the bathroom and most importantly feed her. Nothing makes her little tail wag more than the sound of me pouring those little food nuggets into her bowl.(CONTINUE READING)
Will My Guy Get Steamy?
Why I Love MySteamer
Top Five Reasons To Clean With Steam
Steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites. This includes E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, bacteria, viruses and other dirty things lurking around the house.(CONTINUE READING)
Severe Weather Tips
Top 5 Reasonsto Steam
Typically small houseware appliances, and especially floor care machines, are marketed to appeal to women. Truth is that anyone, man or woman, can benefit from the use of steam mop or multi-purpose steamer. It’s a little known fact that men are often particularly fond of steam cleaners. So we set out to find what it is that sets this product aside from other cleaning appliances.  (CONTINUE READING)
Will My Guy Get Steamy?
With the recent unfortunate event of the Oklahoma tornado, I thought it would be appropriate to share some thunderstorm and tornado safety tips. Each year lightning causes 12 fire related deaths and 25,000 total fires and each year lightning is responsible for 37 deaths, 300 injuries and $1 billion in damages.   (CONTINUE READING)
Severe Weather Tips
A lot of people are not aware of all of the benefits of using steam. I get questions all the time from my friends and family asking if I really believe that just using water is going to clean my home. My answer is always: “yes, it most certainly is and I love my steamer!” Then I proceed to rattle off the reasons why.     (CONTINUE READING)
Why I Love My Steam Cleaner
AttackingClutter
Quick Kitchen Organizing Tips
Where Germs Hide
The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start getting organized. The one room in my home that seems to be the worst offender is the kitchen. In my house, this is the room where my family and friends tend to gather. And who can blame them with all of the delicious smells coming from my oven?   (CONTINUE READING)
Time To Get Organized!
Toothpaste Cleaning Tips
Where Germs Hide
You don’t need to have mysophobia - the scientific name for a germaphobe - to want to keep your home germ free. There are two rooms in the house that are germ and bacteria hot spots, the kitchen and bathroom. I found some pretty interesting things that contain and spread germs that I never thought of and felt they were definitely worth sharing - so let’s begin in the bathroom.     (CONTINUE READING)
Now that the cleaning is done, it’s time defeat the clutter. I'm pretty sure I am not alone in this statement so let's admit it: I hoarde clothes and shoes. Wow, it feels good to get that off my chest! If you fall into the same boat as me, you know how difficult it is to have a clean closet or dresser.     (CONTINUE READING)
Attacking Clutter
A strange idea right? That’s what I thought as well until I read that toothpaste can take stains off of carpets, marks off of walls and many other things. Anyone with a young child will appreciate these facts and it’s a great way to get your kids involved in cleaning up their mess. What kid wouldn’t want to play with minty, sticky toothpaste!(CONTINUE READING)
Toothpaste Cleaning Tips