It is that time of year when people are falling victim to head colds and the flu. While we snuggle on the couch and wait for it to pass we dream of tropical islands, spring, and coconut snow cones. Or maybe that is just me.
Our family has been lucky in the past and have not gotten sick a lot. Earlier this month we were hit with the most horrendous flu. Before this time, my kids have always made it to the bathroom or at least made it to the bowl by their bed. This time however, it came on so fast that they were making messes left and right. Three things saved my sanity… essential oils, chocolate, and my SteamMachine.
I ended up making makeshift beds in the unfinished part of our basement since it is right next to the bathroom. I brought in a little TV/VCR combo we have held onto so they could watch the few VHS videos we have left. Then I sanitized the heck out of the upstairs. Healthy people up….sick people down.
If you have ever had more than one kid sick with the flu (especially the “bonus flu” as we call it) then you know the smell came take over your house. I swear it it the worst smell in the universe.
I can’t believe I am writing about throw up, diarrhea, and toilets…..
OK, the smell. I seriously thought it was going to take forever to get my house back to smelling normal. I was doing enough laundry you have thought that would have helped. When I steam cleaned the upstairs bathroom, the smell went away. It smelled (for lack of a better word) neutral. No smell! I figured it was pointless to keep cleaning the downstairs bathroom while kids were still sick, so as soon as they were all well, I steamed the down bath too.
You know how hard it is to clean around all the hinges on the seat? And the knobs covering the screws on the base? Steam them and stuff will ooze out that will haunt your dreams. You will be grossed out that it has been there the whole time.
Pretty much everything gets steamed in the bathroom. I steam not only the toilet but the sink, shower, door, and the tile. There are different attachments you can change out depending on what you are cleaning. You can even clean windows, but not when it is cold outside. You don’t want to risk the glass cracking.
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