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Choosing the Best Steam Cleaner for Your Budget


Steam cleaners are an effective, efficient way to keep your floors as clean as possible without getting on your hands and knees and scrubbing them yourself. Everyone has different requirements for a steam cleaner – the types of surfaces it can cover, the different features it has and the ease of use – but one thing that can prove to be a stumbling block above all else is the cost of the machine. It can be difficult to know which steam cleaners represent the best value for money, which is why this article will look into the wisest uses for your scrubber dryer budget.

Steam Mops

There are several varieties of steam cleaner on the market, each one offering different advantages that suit certain environments and situations. Steam mops, for example, provide the lightweight form of a traditional mop but utilise the cleaning power of steam to give you a easy to use cleaner for certain floors. However, these do require more physical effort than other steam cleaners.

Handheld Steam Cleaner

For cleaning on a smaller scale – bathroom walls, tiles, curtains etc. – you need an agile apparatus than can reach these areas easily without you having to perform any awkward manoeuvres or sacrifice the quality of the clean. Handheld steam cleaners are ideal for these jobs, providing a concentrated burst of steam from a range of interchangeable attachments to allow you to clean tricky areas.

2-in-1 Mop and Handheld Steam Cleaner

With a similar appearance to a steam mop, these 2-in-1 machines come with a handheld steam cleaner attached to the handle of the mop. These handheld cleaners can be removed to reach more awkward places, while the steam mop can be used to take care of floors and larger surface areas.

Cylinder Steam Cleaner

These look quite similar to a vacuum cleaner, with a hose and nozzle attachment connected to a wheeled main body. While they are obviously heavier and slightly more cumbersome than the aforementioned models, their large tanks mean they can endure longer cleaning sessions before you need to refill them. However, refilling and heating the water in their tanks can take a while, between 12 minutes and four hours, but the cleaning power is worth the waiting times.

Here at Alpha Power Cleaners, we are proud to provide the latest steam cleaners from the world’s leading manufacturers at excellent prices. If you would like to know more about our services, please get in touch with us today and we’ll be more than happy to help.

Why choose us

80+ Years of Experience

From hot pressure washers to floor scrubber dryers - we know our cleaning equipment, and can help you make the right decision.

Free Site Surveys & Quotations

Our team offer free site surveys and quotes for all our machines. If you are not too sure what you need, or even if you don't know how to clean the area in question, we can help!

Fully Guaranteed Work

All our work is fully guaranteed, we maintain all our machines to the highest standard and ensure that every machine we hire out is fit for purpose.

Same Day or Next Day Delivery

We cover the Midlands and beyond, we are proud to say that we offer next day, or same day delivery across most of our machines for hire.

Karcher Premier Servicing Dealer

Being a Karcher premier servicing dealer, we have access to the latest machines and equipment. This also means that we are experts in everything Karcher.

Tennant Authorised Partners

We are now Tennant Authorised Partners across the East Midlands, this means we have access to the latest machines and parts.

Free Training

We provide free training for all our hire machines. No matter if you have never used one, we will show you how to use it and set it up on-site - so you are ready to go!

Fast Breakdown Repair & Servicing

If you have a machine with us, or one of your own - we provide breakdown repair and servicing across the Midlands. Need help? Contact one of our team today!

Flexible Hire Options

If you need a machine for one day, one week, or one month, we can sort out what is best for you. With several options for hire contracts, we have something suitable for everyone.

Our work process


Contact our team

Contact us to speak to one of our team, and tell us what you need. We have something for every situation, our team are experts and can tell you exactly what will work best.


Get valuable advice

We will advise what machine is best for you and your situation, taking into account the size and type. Then we can give you a quote over the phone.


Confirm your order

Confirm what day you would like your machine to be delivered, and your location - delivery is free of charge and we cover across the Midlands.



On the day we deliver your machine, we will ensure you are happy and we can then provide training for you, so you are confident using the machine.

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