Can you clean with steam only and no chemicals? Knowledge Base Usage Questions Can you clean with steam only and no chemicals? In some cases, yes steam alone will clean well. In other cases, a small amount of cleaner will need to be sprayed on the surface to help. Since a Chief steamer has great pressure and heat, chemicals will be limited. 1 0 Related Articles What if I keep tripping a circuit breaker using my steamer? How many minutes can I use a steamer without stopping? Can I adjust the pressure higher on my steamer? Can I use distilled water in a Chief Steamer? Do I need hot water injection on my steam cleaner?