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How to Use a Steam Buggy

Updated February 21, 2017

The Steam Buggy is a small, portable steam cleaning unit designed for use around the home. The Buggy comes with several different attachments, allowing you to clean nearly any household surface with the use of steam. Unlike some steam cleaners that incorporate a steam cleaning solution, this unit uses water only. For this reason, it's important to remember that cleaning solution should never be added to the Steam Buggy because this can cause damage.

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  1. Twist off the water reservoir cap at the top of the unit. Fill the included measuring cup with water, and pour the water into the water reservoir. Twist the cap back onto the water reservoir.

  2. Choose the attachment you want to use. Use brush attachments for carpets, upholstery and textiles. Use a squeegee attachment for windows and other flat surfaces, and use the thin nozzle attachments for corners, crevices and other hard to reach areas.

  3. Turn on the Steam Buggy and let it warm up for about 30 seconds.

  4. Hold the nozzle over the surface you are cleaning, and press the steam trigger on the handle. Move the nozzle slowly back and forth over the surface and pull the trigger as needed to keep a steam flow emitting from the unit.

  5. Continue cleaning around the house, refilling the water reservoir as needed. Switch hose attachments as needed when cleaning different surfaces.

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Things You'll Need

  • Water

About the Author

Mel Frank is a professional freelance writer with over 15 years of writing experience. She has completed a wide variety of writing assignments for a number of publications that include CNN and various websites. Frank received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from a prestigious university in Pennsylvania.

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