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Frequently Asked Questions


Can the H2O SteamFX Pro™ kill viruses, bacteria & germs?

YES! The H2O SteamFX Pro™ is an excellent way to help protect against viruses, germs and bacteria that can make us sick. Use it all over the house to help keep your family healthy because the H2O SteamFX Pro™ is the natural, chemical-free sanitizer that never runs out. And it is proven to work! In fact, controlled lab tests have shown that when applied for approximately 15 seconds, H2O SteamFX Pro™ can kill 99% of common bacteria and viruses depending on the surface treated when used as the handheld unit. Please note the efficacy varies according to treatment time and surface treated.

My H2O SteamFX Pro™ suddenly stopped working. There is little to no steam is coming out of it anymore.

Over time, calcium and mineral deposits can build-up inside your steam mop. These deposits can clog your machine and may lessen the amount of steam it produces, or prevent any steam at all from coming out at all. Like all steam products, your steam mop needs to be cleaned about every 25 uses, or once a month, to maintain its best performance. The video below will walk you through all the easy to follow cleaning steps to keep your steam mop working perfectly!

What are the recommended uses for the H2O SteamFX Pro™?

The H2O SteamFX Pro™ is designed to thoroughly clean floor surfaces, such as marble, ceramic, carpet, stone, linoleum, and sealed hardwood floors and parquet. Not all floor types are suitable for steam cleaning.

The heat and steam action may remove the wax on surfaces treated with wax. Do not use on unsealed flooring or let unit stand on any wood or heat sensitive floor for an extended period of time. This could cause the wood grain to rise, in addition to other types of damage. When using on vinyl, linoleum or any other. Test the H2O SteamFX Pro™ on a small isolated area of your flooring prior to overall use on any floor surface.

Heat sensitive floors, use extra caution. Too much heat can melt glue in the flooring. Use only on laminated flooring that has been laid professionally and without any gaps or cracks that would permit the entry of moisture. Test the H2O SteamFX Pro™ on a small isolated area of your flooring prior to overall use on any floor surface. Always check the use and care instructions of your flooring manufacturer or distributor before using the H2O SteamFX Pro™. When I doubt, please consult a flooring specialist. Only use the carpet glider on carpeting and rugs. Use of the carpet glider on other floor surfaces will case streaking and possibly scratching. This product emits steam and creates moisture. Water marks, discoloration or damage to the floor surface can occur if the unit is left operating too long in one place.

Now that I have assembled my unit, how come I am not getting any steam?

Once the unit is assembled, fill the water tank and ensure the cap is in a 'locked' position. Select the appropriate setting for which you will be using the H2O SteamFX Pro™. Please refer to the User's Guide for use of each setting. If the unit is not steaming and the light indicator has gone from red to green, make sure that the On/Off switch has been pushed into the "on" position or the unit will not begin to steam..

Do I need to replace or clean a filter?
No, your H2O SteamFX Pro™ does not require any replacement of filters.

Do not immerse the H2O SteamFX Pro™ in water.

What are the small brushes used for?
The round nylon brush is great for cleaning smooth hard surfaces, such as toilets, sinks, and kitchen counters. The round copper brush is great for cleaning coarse or metal surfaces, such as brick floors, car wheels, metal doors and metal frames, etc. Both brushes can also effectively clean the grease on pans, stoves and ovens in the kitchen. They can be used with soap or detergent to clean dirty areas.

What is the hose used for?
The hose is used with the Optional Accessories such as the Window Cleaning Tool, Garment Steaming Tool and Duster. To use the Optional Accessories remove the Mop Head by pressing the Lock Button on the Main Body or remove the Jet Nozzle following the same procedure (see User's Guide for detailed information and illustrations). Insert the designated end of the Extension Hose into the designated hole in the Main Unit until it locks in place with the Lock Button on the Main Body (you will hear a clicking sound). Make sure the Extension Hose is securely locked into place before usage. Then you can attach and use either the window cleaning tools (attach Coral Cloth accordingly), the Garment Steaming Tool (attach Microfiber Cloth or Lint Cloth accordingly) or the Duster (attach Coral Cloth accordingly).

How can I prevent my H2O SteamFX Pro™ from leaving puddles of water?
To avoid puddling of water, the Microfiber Cloth must be clean and dry for use. To replace the cleaning cloth, proceed as follows: Let the cleaning cloth cool down, remove cloth from unit, replace with a new Microfiber Cloth and continue use. Select Low steam regulator position for minimal steam.

What are the different settings for?
1 - Low and 2 - Medium: ideal for cleaning all hard floors, such as linoleum, ceramic, marble, sealed hardwood, etc.
3 - High: ideal for cleaning carpets and rugs.
4 - Hot Spray: ideal for cleaning bathrooms, kitchens, window sills, car wheels, etc. You can change the Steam Regulator position and change the steam output while operating the H2O SteamFX Pro™. 

What do I do after use of my H2O SteamFX Pro™?
Unplug Power Cord from outlet. Allow Mop Pad/Cloths to cool down and carefully remove cleaning cloth from Mop Head, as cleaning cloth could still be hot. Any water remaining in the Water Tank should be emptied prior to appliance storage. Always empty the Water Tank at the end of each use. Let any water (that may remain as a product of condensation) drain from the steam opening prior to storing the appliance. Wrap Power Cord around Upper and Lower Cord Wrap. Wipe all surfaces of the H2O SteamFX Pro™ with a soft cloth. Store in a protected, dry area. Please store the unit in a cool and dry place when not in use. Do not leave it exposed to sunlight or rain.

I'm having trouble getting the pads onto the mop head, what is the best way to change the pads?
Place the Microfiber Cloth on the bottom of the Mop Head and make sure all the loops on the cloth are aligned with the gripping hooks on the bottom of the Mop Head (refer to User's Guide for illustration), then press the cloth against the Mop Head so the loops on the cloth catch the gripping strips on the Mop Head and hold the pieces together.

How do I use the H2O SteamFX Pro™ on my carpet?

When using the H2O SteamFX Pro™ on carpet surfaces: Place the Mop Head, with Microfiber Cloth in place, on top of the carpet glider (see User's Guide for illustration). Do not attempt to use the H2O SteamFX Pro™ unit on carpet/rug surfaces without the carpet glider in place.

How do I wash the H2O SteamFX Pro™ microfiber pads/cloths?
When using the H2O SteamFX Pro™ on carpet surfaces:
Place the Mop Head, with Microfiber Cloth in place, on top of the carpet glider (see User's Guide for illustration).

Do not attempt to use the H2O SteamFX Pro™ unit on carpet/rug surfaces without the carpet glider in place.

Microfiber cloth care:

- Machine wash 60 ºC (140 ºF).

- Do not use bleach

- Do not use softener

Does my H2O SteamFX Pro™ come with a warranty?
Your Product purchased from Thane Direct USA/Thane.Com is warranted, to the original owner, for 1 Year from date of purchase against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service. Should your Thane Direct USA Product prove defective within 1 Year from date of purchase, you must email or call our Customer Service department at thaneusa-support@thanedirect.com. Do not return the defective part or unit unless instructed to do so after contacting us. Under this warranty, Thane Direct USA/Thane.Com will repair or replace any parts found to be defective due to a manufacturer's defect. This warranty extends only to personal use and does not extend to any product that has been used for commercial use, rental use, or use for which it is not intended. There are no warranties other than that expressly set forth herein. This warranty is not transferable. Thane Direct USA/Thane.Com is not responsible in any way for damages, losses or inconveniences caused by equipment failure arising from user negligence, abuse or use not in accordance with the User's Guide or any additional safety, use, or warnings included in the product materials. Further, Thane Direct USA/Thane.Com is not liable for incidental or consequential damages of any nature resulting from the use of this product and any liability shall not exceed the purchase price of the product.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

THIS WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO THE FOLLOWING: Damage due to accident, misuse, abuse, alteration or vandalism. Improper or inadequate maintenance. Unauthorized modification or commercial use. Damage in return transit. Unsupervised use by children under 18 years of age.