It seems paradoxical that we would use harsh, ill-smelling chemicals to clean our home, so that it can be free of allergens. The symptoms from cleaning with chemical products rivals most pollen or hay fever reactions (watery eyes, coughing, running noses, and skin irritation), and that’s just to name a few. Why must we do it? Isn’t there another way? Indeed there is another, better solution to this conundrum. It’s dry vapor steam cleaning. Dry vapor steam cleaning is accessible, eco-friendly, and, best of all, free of those intolerable fumes and dangerous chemicals.
Dry vapor steam cleaning is similar to traditional steam cleaning except that these machines use only a minute amount of water, which is heated to 240 degrees F (or above), producing a “dry” steam vapor. It’s called dry because no water or dampness is left behind from the steam. The high temperature of the heat cleans and sanitizes areas simultaneously. These machines work only on the steam from water, so no cleaning solutions are ever needed. Dry vapor steam cleaners eliminate allergen triggers and the need for chemical cleaners in one machine.
Unlike chemical cleaners that often remove only surface material, leaving behind microorganisms, bacteria, or residue, dry vapor steam cleaners remove dirt, grime, and stains thoroughly from both hard and soft surfaces. A high-quality steam cleaner can easily melt away mildew and stop mold before it starts. Removing pet dander, dust, and dust mites from upholstery and carpets turns into one simple step. Steam cleaners also help to eliminate odors by killing bacteria. These machines are also excellent for cleaning up pet accidents and food spills. The high heat of the steam draws out the dirt, grease, and grime quickly and effectively.
Absolutely, dry steam cleaning is an excellent way to kill off dust mites, remove pet dander from surfaces, and generally clean hard and soft surfaces. Regular use of a dry steam cleaner can keep many allergens at bay. For example, using a dry vapor steamer to clean mattresses, upholstery, carpet, and rugs can keep dust mite numbers at a minimum for up to 2 months. The results of cleaning with a dry vapor steam cleaner will keep you breathing easy in a healthier indoor living space.
No. There are residential steam cleaners and commercial steam cleaners. These machines come in a variety of configurations. When choosing a steam cleaner, consider the size of the area you want to clean, the regularity of use, and the options or accessories you will need. When it comes to purchasing a steam cleaner, remember that this is an investment, one that will help to make your indoor environment cleaner and healthier. A high-quality steam cleaner will serve your need for many years, generally 15-20 with proper maintenance.
For more information about dry vapor steam cleaners, see our frequently asked questions, or view our tips for how to get the most from your steam vapor system. We offer a wide range of dry vapor steam cleaners to fit your needs.
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