The Shark Steamer, a sanitizing steam cleaner, does not typically require cleaning very often. Shark recommends rinsing out the unit after so many uses to clear away mineral deposit build-up. If you notice a decrease in steam output, this is the only time you usually need to clean the nozzle. Once the unit is clean you should notice an increase in steam output and better cleaning results.

Step 1

Rinse the steam cleaner after every 10 to 15 tankfuls to remove any mineral deposits.

Step 2

Fill the unit full of water, close it by securing the lid and shake it several times. Turn the cleaner upside down to empty the water and mineral deposits.

Step 3

Fill the tank with purified water before cleaning the nozzle.

Step 4

Unplug the Steam Shark's power cord from the electrical outlet if plugged in.

Step 5

Stick the end of a metal paperclip into the the nozzle end. Move it back and forth to dislodge mineral deposits.

Step 6

Plug the steamer into an electrical outlet and test that it works correctly and steam output is adequate.