The main thing you want to avoid is running your STEVA as a vacuum cleaner with moisture built up around or inside the intake area(s). The steam floor diffuser base features a moisture barrier gasket that seals off the vacuum intake while steaming. This blocks water vapor from directly entering the intake area. However, you may still see some moisture build up caused by the residual steam “cloud” surrounding the floor mop. In this case, you need to dry the unit – either by letting it sit and fully evaporate, or by wiping away the moisture with a dry towel or cloth.
Models: STEVA+ STP010