No bed bug treatment is complete without a bed bug steamer. A steam cleaner with the right amount of heat and pressure can kill bed bugs of all life stages on contact. Not just any steamer will do the job, and only a select few have become known within the pest control field. The Vapamore MR-100 Primo has been the top-rated, top-selling bed bug steamer for years. Its success is obvious if you’ve experienced its ergonomic design, build quality, and class-leading specs and features.
But Vapamore wasn’t satisfied with sitting back and selling the Primo without considering improvements. The second-generation MR-100 was released last summer, featuring all-new and improved tools and accessories. If you’ve been using and loving your Primo for longer than that, Vapamore offers an upgrade pack to get your steamer caught up. Let’s take a closer look at how to upgrade your Vapamore Primo to the latest and greatest version:
Upgrade Kit Overview
The MR-100 Primo upgrade pack can be purchased directly from Vapamore. Since the steamer’s body has not been changed in the upgrade, these revamped tools and accessories are all you’ll need to catch your steamer up with the newest generation. The kit includes:
- An all-new steam gun and hose
- An all-new floor head assembly
- An all-new triangle scrub brush
- A carpet slider attachment
- A detail accessory adapter
- Two improved extension poles
- A micro fiber floor pad
- A water level dipstick
Nearly everything about the steam gun has been refined, with each small touch adding up to a large overall improvement. Rubber padding has been added to the rear of the angled grip, improving comfort through long periods of use. In our testing, this padding also helped prevent our hands from slipping if they got wet or sweaty while cleaning. The trigger and safety lock have also been improved, featuring larger controls with more responsive feedback. Naturally, the new steam gun and hose remain compatible with previous MR-100 attachments.
The new floor head assembly is arguably the star of the show this year. The included triangle scrub brush attaches to an opening on the top of the floor head. Simply push it down into the fitted gap until the brush locks into place. Once connected, the scrub brush acts as the joint connecting the floor head to the steam gun or its extension tubes. The included microfiber pad features velcro strips that grip on to the floor head’s lock tabs. Lastly, the carpet slider attaches to the floor head over the microfiber pad, completing an assembly that glides along carpet, rugs, and other soft spaces.
The new extension tubes feature an improved construction that resist flexing even more than the original tubes did. One of the included tubes features a storage hook. When attached to the tube, the floor head assembly can be locked into a standing position and stowed away on a hook mounted to the side of the Primo’s body.
Is the Upgrade Worth it?
So you have a Vapamore Primo and you’ve been happy with it for years. It’s helped clean your bathroom, kitchen, carpet, and more while keeping bed bugs and germs at bay. If it hasn’t let you down yet, is buying an upgrade kit worth it? In a word: yes.
The floor head assembly alone is worth the price of the upgrade kit. The design is perfect for cleaning and disinfecting mattresses, box springs, sofa cushions, carpets, rugs, and other broad fabric surfaces. To switch from open spaces to corners and seams, simply unlock the triangle scrub brush from the floor head and keep working without interruption. When you’re done, everything stows away neatly thanks to the new standing position and side-mounted extension tube hook.
The Primo deserves its position at the top of its class. If you’ve been using your Primo for years, and want to make sure it stays up to date, the MR-100 upgrade kit is available now.