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How to Identify and Fix Common Vacuum Problems ?

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Point the steam nozzle or accessory towards the item that you want to clean, and press the steam button or trigger. Most units require you to hold down the button or trigger for a continuous flow of steam.
Fill the water tank on your steam cleaner, and allow time to heat-up time. Your cleaner may have an indicator light to let you know when it`s ready, or you may just have to wait a few minutes.
With the exception of a few models that have dual functions, steam mops are typically designed to be used with water and nothing else. The steam alone does a great job of cleaning the floor. Always read the manual on your mop model thoroughly for complete use guidelines.
All steam cleaners work best with distilled water. “I don`t think people realize that you can cause the steamer to stop working if you use the incorrect water,” says Kellsie Zapata, the owner of Zapata`s Cleaning Services. “The minerals in tap water will corrode the inside of your machine.”
Most of the steam cleaner models that we offer heat up within 7-15 minutes. Some of the more advanced units can heat up the water in about five minutes.
A good rule of thumb is to have your carpet professionally steam cleaned at least once a year, twice if you seem to track a lot of dirt in. This way you get a good, deep cleaning and don`t let the dirt build up. Vacuum once or twice a week to keep it clean in between your steam cleaning sessions.
Look for a machine with a quick warm-up time; some produce steam in just 30 seconds, while others take 3 minutes or more. Handheld units provide around 10 minutes of cleaning time before needing a water refill. Larger canister versions can last up to 45 minutes but are harder to maneuver.
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.
Soak and Clean the Nozzle: Submerge the nozzle in the warm vinegar and allow it to soak for at least eight hours or overnight. Remove the nozzle and rinse well with warm water. Use a toothpick to gently remove any deposits from each nozzle. Rinse again and dry with a towel.
Depending on how you use the steamer, and what pressure setting you choose, steam can last between 1 to 2.5 hours.
Except when you are descaling a steam mop, do NOT put anything other than water in the tank. Not only does this defeat the primary purpose of steam cleaning (in avoiding chemical cleaners), but you can possibly damage your steam cleaner.
Can I use detergents with my steam cleaner? Most steam cleaners are designed to be used without detergent, so stick to water only with these. Some models, on the other hand, can be used with detergent – follow the manufacturer`s instructions.
Keep the steam mop moving constantly as you wash, and don`t allow it to idle on any given spot. Change the pad as it grows dirty, as you don`t want to simply spread dirt around the floor. For thorough cleaning, you might want to make multiple light passes over the entire floor.
Steam Temperature: Good residential units have boiler steam temperature between 240 and 298 degrees Fahrenheit. For serious cleaning avoid any steam cleaner that has a lower average steam temperature. Hotter steam means a quantum increase in cleaning effectiveness.
Do Steam Cleaners Use Soap or Chemicals? These appliances use only clean, cold, tap water. No chemical or detergents can, or should, be used in these systems.
Let the Steamer Heat Up All the Way

Many handheld garment steamers heat up in just a few minutes, and you might be tempted to start steaming your clothing as soon as the first tendrils of steam drift out of the nozzle. However, it`s best to let the steamer heat up all the way before putting it to your clothing.

Ultimately, running your vacuum over your carpets after a professional deep clean is great but remember to do it only after your carpet is completely dry. Vacuuming your carpet when it`s still damp could cause dirt to be transferred from your vacuum cleaner, so patience does pay off.
Do Steam Cleaners Use Soap or Chemicals? These appliances use only clean, cold, tap water. No chemical or detergents can, or should, be used in these systems.
Heat: To effectively sanitize, the steam cleaner must heat the water to 200 degrees. The hotter it gets, the drier the steam, resulting in a lower probability of damaging certain surfaces with excess water.
Do Steam Cleaners Use Soap or Chemicals? These appliances use only clean, cold, tap water. No chemical or detergents can, or should, be used in these systems.
Heat: To effectively sanitize, the steam cleaner must heat the water to 200 degrees. The hotter it gets, the drier the steam, resulting in a lower probability of damaging certain surfaces with excess water.
Most steam cleaners are designed to be used without detergent, so stick to water only with these. Some models, on the other hand, can be used with detergent – follow the manufacturer`s instructions.

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I have a Hoover SteamVac SpinScrub with Clean Surge Carpet Cleaner. I loaned the cleaner to my son, who lives 3 hours away from me. My son returned the Steam Cleaner to me on Easter Sunday. My son failed to return the Owner’s Manual. I need to clean my ottoman. I have never used the upholstery & stair cleaning tool. Would you be able to e-mail me the instructions for this chore? My e-mail address is: [email protected]. My name is Kay. Thank you!
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I would be glad to send that. But, you never Mention the Model Number and there are Various Models introduced by Hoover.

Let me know the Manual and within Few Minutes, i would be able to send you one more email which would have the Manual Details.

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Need instructions how to use Hoover Steam Vac Spin Scrub. I borrowed it from my Sister and she left it with no instruction book or letting me know how to operate it. I put water & cleaner in top tank. That’s all I know to do. Do I put any water in bottom tank? I figured not, since that is probably where the water goes when sucked up by vac. Do I leave lid on bottom tank? I usually use a commercial cleaner, and this is very different. I need to know NOW, as I must return it to her today, and I’m
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Turbine Hi I found out through your site that my turbin is bad on my steam vac and I found some information as well on how to disasemble the steam vac to get to the turbine but still was wondering if there were some more detailed instructions on how to remove the turbin. I am a sigle mom and doing the work on the steam vac myself and need a little more detailed instructions. Please help asap and have a bless day.
ANSWER : There are some screws on the bottom that have to come out so you can remove the top housing. Take the brush block out, there are 2 screws above where it sits. The turbine sits near the front, and in the mid section, 2 screws on the front of it and 2 long screws from underneath, if you already haven’t removed them. Unhook the hoses to it thenpick it out and replace with the new one. ( Some models near the back of the housing, is a catch on each side that you have to unhook to release the top).

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No steam My SV1000 steam cleaner will not make steam. It heats up, but I think the small portholes where the steam comes out are clogged up. Are parts available to change the steam line?
ANSWER : I used the straw to prime the lines and 50/50 mix of vinager and water and it worked perfectly. I then mixed the water container with the same mix and ran it through the system. All works fine now.

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