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Old 08-22-2015, 04:31 PM
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The monthly clean is coming up soon and I have decided to ditch hand scrubbing and sanitizing with F10 and move over to steam cleaning. I will still keep the F10 disinfectant for nasties coming into the house. However for monthly cleaning of stuff already in circulation I intend to step back a bit on the sterilizing and start steaming to kill germ build up.

I'm new to steamers so I'm trying to figure out what is best. In addition to cleaning the cages I also need a steam mop. I have consider an upright
10 in 1, canister steamer with various attachments or just buying a separate steam mop and separate steamer handheld.
 Right now I am leaning towards this 10 in 1 steamer. Right now I am leaning towards this 10 in 1 steamer.
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Hmmmm... I just looked at that- it sure looks like it could be handy in all kinds of cleaning. I never thought of using steam to clean cages/toys, etc... but you may be on to something. Keep us posted on how this works.. I just may follow your lead..
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I love the idea of steam cleaning I definitely think its the way to go - I have a steamer on my Christmas wish list for Noah
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That is awesome. Please keep us posted on how the steam cleaning work's for you...
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Thanks guys. I like the design of the first one I linked better but I was worried it didn't have a big enough reservoir and enough power so I went with a canister model instead.
 I bought a Wagner steamer. I bought a Wagner steamer.
No clue if it is any good but the reviews are decent.
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Update - The steamer worked great. It excelled at getting poop out of perches and wooden toys with lots of crevices. Not having to disassemble the cage dragging it from the room and taking out all the perches saved a lot of time. You do have to take out enough that you can move steamer attachment around inside the cage though. Drying was significantly reduced even though the cage gets wet it doesn't get soaked so drying was relatively quick.

Precautions - If you have cages next to each other make sure you move all birds away from the area because the steam shoots out quite a distance since it is under pressure.
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What an excellent idea, I have a steam mop and I love it I also have a hand held one so I will check it out for the BIG clean as well.
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And now you have given me another reason why I NEED one too.
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