When I woke up this morning, I realized what terrible shape my house was in. Between my kids being out of school the entire week, me trying to finish the painting project that will never die, hosting Thanksgiving dinner and taking care of a visiting cat, it was gross – there was just no way around it.
We had a “family cleaning party” and worked on getting everything put away in its proper place. Just having everything straightened up always makes the house look about 75% better, doesn’t it? Well, until I looked down at the tile floors.
Can you see the brown spots? Yeah, those aren’t supposed to be there. Yuck!
Luckily, HomeRight recently sent me a new chenille mop pad for my SteamMachine Plus Steam Mop. Until now, I’d been using the microfiber mop pads that come with the unit (as you can see from the dirt stained areas on the microfiber pad below).
The microfiber mop pad has cleaned up my tile floors just fine. It takes more work that I expected, though, because it only really picks up dirt around the edges. And as you can see in the below image, a quick swipe of it over the floor doesn’t get up as much dirt as you might hope.
I think it’s because of the way the SteamMachine Plus Steam Mop (affiliate link) is built. The center of the mop head is raised. I’m sure there is a fabulous engineering reason for this, but it doesn’t change the fact that you have to make sure you clean every bit of your floors with just the sides of the unit.