As with any water based product, clothes steamers need regular maintenance to ensure a long and productive life, including cleaning and descaling. Please follow these procedures showing the best method of cleaning and descaling a clothes steamer. The rate of which you carry out maintenance on a clothes steamer will depend on usage, however we recommend you carry this procedure out at least every two months for domestic use and every week for commercial use.
How To Clean A Clothes Steamer
It’s advisable to drain the water after heavy use or or whilst storing. Unplug the steamer, remove the hose and telescopic pole and take to the bathroom or a large sink.
On the side of the steamer, there is a drainage valve, for removing water inside the steamer.
In order to flush the inside of the steamer and remove mineral deposits, fill up the tank and place on the unit whilst inside the bath or large sink. Open the valve and release the remaining water inside the machine into a large sink or bath. With the drainage valve open, let the water flow through the system and flush any impurities.
Once fully drained, remove the water tank and wipe down the reservoir with a towel.
How To Descale A Clothes Steamer
To descale, fully assemble the steamer, including the pole and hose, and fill up the water tank with water. Open one of the packets of detergents carefully and pour a quarter of the packet inside the tank.
Place the water tank on the unit. Open a window and turn on the steamer, pointing the steam towards the window. Leave the steamer on for at least 15 minutes.
After at least 15 minutes has passed, turn the steamer off and drain the water from the tank and the inside.
Replace the water with fresh water and leave on for another 15 minutes. Finally drain again and wipe down the steamer including the reservoir. Your clothes steamer is now cleaned, descaled and maintained.