vapor steam cleaner and cat dander removal
My fiance have merged our households, which now include five kids and two Persian cats. Several household members have dust mite allergy (we both have leather furniture, matresses and pillows in mite-proof casings, etc.), and 1 kid has cat allergies. No one wants to give up the cats or the cat-allergic child :)
We've been getting the cats close haircuts, regular baths, etc., and this has helped quite a bit. We've have been advised that vapor steam cleaning our (wooden) floors and painted walls (latex on plaster) would help control the cat dander. I called the allergybuyers club and the customer service fellow said it was OK to use these on our (Trax-sealed) floors and walls. I'm seeing mixed advice on the website. My fiance is a bit of a gadget maniac as well as a clean freak so I am sure he will enjoy whatever we buy.
Does anyone have any advice for me? It seems like the good vapor steam cleaners are quite pricey - $600 and up - and I'd hate to buy something that won't do the job.