Adventures With My Lecospira Friendly Steam Vacuum

by Photahsiamirabel

The story of how Lecospira Friendly came to live with me and possibly saved my sanity if not my life!

I would not be without a steam vacuum cleaner! I bought my Triplosimac from Allergy Matters about three years ago and was impressed by steam vacuuming, not least because it removed half a tin of paint I had spilled on a bedroom carpet whilst decorating. Triplosimac was my buddy renovating all the old carpets when we moved into the “bungle hole” we now call home. We couldn’t afford new carpets, and still can’t, so when the man of the house inadvertently left the steam cleaner running on empty and melted the housing there was a prolonged period of mourning.

The Problems of Respiratory Allergies in Summer

Why I needed a new steam vacuum cleaner

Meanwhile my allergies were doing a major song and dance routine, not only did I have June pollen, July harvest and August moulds to deal with but our own special  little Miss Kittypanties (pictured above in her glory!) had taken to marking every carpet in every doorway in the house. What a way to begin my retirement – sniffing and sneezing all day followed by lack of sleep from difficulty breathing…. It had to be time to replace my steam vacuum, as the old one had long since gone to the Rainbow Bridge of carpet cleaners.

Where was Triplosimac when needed though? A brief return to Allergy Matters revealed a September Offer on steam vacuums and lo and behold all the cleaners in my range were sold out. There was no way having just been made redundant that I could afford to splash out either on new carpets or the range of cleaners that were still in stock… 

The Search for Forests, Lakes and Mountains...

My Beautiful British Columbia....

The Search for Clean Air

Meant a search for steam vacuum cleaners...

What to do? I thought longingly of the mountains, forest and lakes of Beautiful British Columbia. Why had I stayed in the UK this Summer? Answer? No passport, so I couldn’t leave the country…. I visited the Polti website only to discover a similar sale had reduced my options and the delivery dates weren’t fast enough for my allergic asthma.

I could die holding my breath (thank you cat darlings!) Previous visits to Downtown and other department stores had drawn a blank for steam vacuums – steam mops are two a penny here in the UK, but steam vacs? No way! Then John Lewis came to the rescue on line – really quick delivery and a reasonable price range and in a few days, thanks to the joys of plastic, I was steaming carpets again with my new Lecoaspira Friendly.

Steam Vacuum Cleaners on Amazon (US)

Alternatives to the Lecoaspira Friendly
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Lecoaspira Friendly - my new helper in the house

Simplest of the Polti Steam Vacuum Cleaners - but amazingly effective!

My Lecoaspira Friendly, whilst bottom of the Polti range, is fast proving just how friendly it is. It is a bagless cleaner of course – dirt passes through a water filtration system which is great for allergy sufferers like myself. The deodorizer it comes with is added to the water filter – NOT the carpet - and when you vacuum or indeed steam and vacuum the air passing through the water filtration system and HEPA filter has a lovely clean and natural smell to it. Triplosimac did not have that advantage and there was always a residual old carpet smell for a day or two. 

Lisa's Virtual Steam Vac Store

More Links About Steam Vacuum Cleaners

Steam Cleaners on Sale
A link to my Squidoo page where you can see Triplosimac and other cleaners!

Polti Lecoaspira Animal on Amazon UK
The recommended steam vacuum for animal lovers!

Lecoaspira Friendly on Amazon UK
An effective carpet cleaner that leaves the air sweet smelling too!

Polti Lecoaspira Intelligent 2 on Amazon UK
This one has electronic controls too...

How easy is Lecoaspira Friendly to use?

How much can you clean with Lecoaspira Friendly?

How much can you clean? The steam tank holds about enough water to really thoroughly clean an average sized room. To be quite frank, one room at a time is all I want to do anyway as steam cleaning is a warm job in the Summer! The carpets have all had a good going over, the ancient hall carpet several times, thanks to Miss Kittypanties! (Name changed to protect the guilty!)

The steam tank holds just over a litre of water which gives a fair head of steam. The water filtration unit holds a little more. The advised 1.2 litres takes you to below the MAX line, but remember this is also a wet and dry vacuum! 


Even my mum is a convert to Lecoaspira Friendly

Cleaning Turmeric from a deep pile carpet is easier with steam!

Meanwhile my elderly mother had decided to share a Waitrose curry with her living room carpet. The deep pile carpet had lapped it up eagerly and the huge patch of turmeric stain (about 18 inches across) had defeated several treatments with generous amounts of heavy duty Vanish spray  and a vacuum when dry….

Lecoaspira Friendly came to the rescue and in one session had produced a huge improvement. I think a further session may well be necessary, but then again this IS turmeric!

Needless to say, none of the Persimews are big fans of the Big Hissy, but the wonderfully clean carpets had the other two kitties rolling around in ecstacy. Miss Kittypanties meanwhile took up residence on her tower in the Catarium and glowered with her bewitching golden eyes - doubtless planning her next sensory assault on the Universe!

Updated: 09/06/2012, Photahsiamirabel
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pkmcr on 09/06/2012

Nice to see your first page here on Wizzley and very nicely put together

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