Wrinkles make even the best-looking clothes come out as pathetic.
And although ironing is always an option for making clothes look like new, some people don’t like the act of ironing their clothes.
They see it as energy-intensive and time-consuming.
These are the same type of people who will opt to invest in a good home touch steamer to make their work easier.
Either way, there are certain advantages and disadvantages of using an iron box and a home touch steamer.
But first, why opt for a commercial grade steamer?
You’ll want to go for a professional cloth steamer due to the kind of features that come with such a unit.
With advanced in-built features, you go shoulder-to-shoulder with professionals who dry clean for a fee.
But in this case, you’ll be saving money because you own the equipment and you’re doing it on your own.
Again, a home touch steamer will save you the hassle that comes with ironing clothes.
You don’t want to waste time setting up the ironing unit with all the accessories needed to do the job.
At the same time, steaming gets the job done 5 times faster.
You can save time and cut back on gas consumption because you’re making fewer trips to the dry cleaners.
You are even prolonging the lifespan of your clothes since you are not encouraging fading through frequent ironing.
Therefore, we have it that a steamer will most certainly extend the wearable value that your clothing will have.
Is tap water safe to use in a clothing steamer?
Plain tap water is 100% safe to use on the clothes steamer.
However, some areas pump hard water which can ruin the lifespan of the unit.
Such water contain a mineral substance called lime.
When lime particles stick on the components of your home touch steamer, they will ruin it.
What this means is that if you live in an area with mineral-rich water, you should consider using distilled water instead.
Can a clothes steamer handle other substances apart from water?
Unfortunately, this equipment isn’t designed to be used with vinegar, agents, perfumes or other chemicals.
If you happen to use a solution that has any of these chemicals, you will cause your steamer to malfunction.
Secondly, it carries the risk of damaging the fabric that is being steamed.
If you can’t afford distilled water everyday
If you have to use concentrated hard water, make sure you clean the reservoir to free it of sediments after each use.
Getting rid of hard water scale is something you should only do when the unit isn’t plugged from the power outlet.
Mix 4 ounces of vinegar with water and clean the unit.
This is sufficient enough to remove the toughest of water scale.
Make sure you empty the unit completely before letting it dry.
Steaming is the easiest way to get rid of wrinkles on fabric.
No special setup (like putting up an ironing board) is needed.
In case of curtains, you don’t even have to unhook them from their rods when steaming them.
It just saves time and gets convenient for the less patient.