Steam Mops for Cat Clean Up?

| March 9, 2014 | 15 Comments

I have been trying to get a product sample of a steam mop because I have read a lot about them and think they could be great for taking care of floors, etc. with cats.  I would prefer not to use chemicals, etc. when I clean my floors because I don’t want Charlie and Trigg picking up the chemical residue that is left and then licking it off their paws.

So I liked the idea of a steam mop for sanitation and more.

Here are the ones I have been looking into:

Do you own a steam mop? If so, which kind do you?  DO you like it?  Why or why not?

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Hi, I’m Jenny Dean, creator of Floppycats! Ever since my Aunt got the first Ragdoll cat in our family, I have loved the breed. Inspired by my childhood Ragdoll cat, Rags, I created Floppycats to connect, share and inspire other Ragdoll cat lovers around the world,

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  1. JLSW says:

    We use the Shark Euro-Pro steam mop to clean our floors. We even have a small hand held Shark unit to get the really grimy spots on the floor clean. I am impressed with the ease of use of the Shark products and their durability. This is the model we use:

    Euro-Pro Shark S3101 Electric Steam Mop

  2. Sandra Howerton says:

    I have an older version of the Haan, but most of my floors are sealed hardwoods, and I’ve been rather hesitant to use it on those. Has anyone had any experience using a steam cleaner on that type of floor?

  3. Jaime Kubeika says:

    I have the Shark Pro Steam Mop. I hate it. You have to jerk it back and forth to make steam and it’s a pain and difficult to do constantly. The pads do not last and wear out quickly. Plus it steams out the top and bottom, which doesn’t direct the steam to the floor. It is a stupid design and I suggest trying another.

  4. Hi, Jenny!

    Nope. Don’t own any steam mop products. We have very little exposed floor in our small apartment except for the kitchen, bathroom and part of our dining room. I just use a dry swiffer that I dampen with a little water mixed with a tad of vinegar to disinfect. Then I run a damp swiffer over the floor after the water-vinegar scrub and let it air dry. 🙂

    Big hugs!

    Patti 🙂

    • er…I meant…

      Big hugs!

      Patti & Pink Sugar 🙂 (Miss Sugarbelle, who is reading over my shoulder right now pointed out that error. I explained that Mommy was tired since it’s very early in the morning.)

  5. Dementia Boy says:

    I’m so set in my ways that it’s amazing I no longer have a rotary dial phone. I’ve finally admitted that the Rolling Stones’ tunes are “golden oldies,” but Nirvana and Alice in Chains? I don’t have a regular TV much less a LCD or LED or whatever-they’re-called TV.

    So, I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I do not have a steam mop. I’d sure like to hear from more people who have them. I would like some reassurance that these things don’t explode, as nearly everything explodes in my presence. This *could* be because I don’t read instructions. Or it *could* be because I have “Lucy Ricardo” type genes. Even my sponge mop tried to kill me when I tried to replace the sponge; I don’t know what I did, but it boinged off over my head and shot across the living room.

    I have tile like Jenny’s, lots of tile, which is where the cats’ food dishes are; vinyl, which is where the litter boxes are; and cement, which is where the catio/greenhouse is.

    Someone, please recommend a steam mop–dear Bast, even the word “steam” frightens me–for the cerebrally challenged and destruction inclined. Thank you.

    • Jenny says:

      you missed this discussion on facebook – it’s a bit better. ha ha.

      wait, so what do you do for cleaning your floors?

      i don’t know yet about steam mops and all manufacturers have turned me down thus far.

      • Dementia Boy says:

        “you missed this discussion on facebook – it’s a bit better. ha ha.”

        Pffft…=) It appears that The Reclusive One will be dragged screaming into the 21st century. (I still haven’t mastered the 20th.)

        I use a combination of hand-scrubbing, sponge mop and rope mop. Someone else does the mopping; I do the scrubbing. I finish off the greenhouse with a high pressure hose attachment, because it has a drain.

        • Jenny says:

          Ha ha – Shelley (below) had some good things to say! I wish we could get one to product review!

          Do you do the sponge mopping and the rope mopping on the same floor? In that order? How come? Just curious.

          • Dementia Boy says:

            Noooooo!! The rope mop seems to work better on the tile, and the sponge mop seems to work better on the vinyl. The scrub brush works best on hard to reach places.

  6. Shelley says:

    I have a combination of wood, tile, and concrete floors, and I am super sensitive about smells.. I use the Shark pocket and love, love, love not using chemicals and being able to get the floors clean and sanitized! I have a grand baby on the floor every too, and it is great to know the floor is super clean and no chemical residue for my dogs, cats, or humans that are on the floor all the time. The Shark really gets the job done, and the covers just go in the washer, what could be easier? It also works great for steam cleaning mattresses, furniture, kitchen cabinets, anything you can think of. Steam is the future of house cleaning!

  7. jolie cosette says:

    I’m too lazy to sign out as Jolie and sign back in as Dementia Boy, so…

    I’d like a steam mop that doesn’t require a lot of pushing, something close to self-propelling. (No, not a riding lawnmower-type thing.) I suppose THAT’s on Facebook, too. Pfffftt…

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