Steam Cleaner Uses and What Features to Look For
Steam cleaning with vaporized water is still a relatively new concept to the UAE market but has recently exploded in popularity. First, let us discuss the fundamentals of steam cleaning and why we prefer it to the traditional method.
Vaporized water, which comes out of the attachments from a machine that physically resembles a vacuum cleaner, is applied to a multitude of surfaces in a home or industrial setting. The steam vapor is exceptionally hot, usually over 93ºC at the tip. Heat is the first important component. Heat weakens the physical bond between the dirt or stains to the various surfaces to which the dirt is sticking or is embedded. The second component is “dry steam” i.e. water which is almost moisture less steam. Using the “dry” steam, dirty surfaces can be wiped, scrubbed or rubbed clean and the dirt collected in a steam-moistened towel,often attached by clips to the attachment.
Why is Vapor Steam Cleaning more effective than traditional cleaning?
All hard surfaces are actually porous. Steam can penetrate those pores and get at that embedded dirt. One of the more interesting tests we did, was to wipe down a kitchen counter top with a good quality micro fiber towel. We then took one half of the counter and steam cleaned it. When we rubbed our hands over the steam cleaned counter top, it felt as smooth as silk compared to the other half, attesting to its superior cleanliness.
What are the chief advantages of steam cleaning?
Hot steam vapor penetrates pores of the materials or surfaces to be cleaned, and cleans more thoroughly than normal supermarket cleaners and does so without the use of chemicals. This lack of chemicals used in the cleaning process is a huge benefit to those people who are sensitive to chemicals or are trying to reduce the level of toxicity in their homes, especially if children are present.
Killing germs, bacteria and microorganisms such as mold and dust mites
Perhaps the best advantage of all, is that hot steam vapor is a natural sanitizing and deodorizing agent without any chemical odor. When the vapor steam penetrates surfaces, it destroys mold spores, germs, viruses, dust mites, and bacteria. It is a wonderful sanitizer for environments where there have been adults or children with infections of any kind and now you want to restore the place to be infection free. This process will be more effective than most disinfecting chemicals. In normal household use, a steam cleaner is a magical tool for cleaning and disinfecting kitchen and bathrooms.
More effective cleaning
Interestingly enough, although we are a great proponent of the fact that steam vapor alone will miraculously clean most things, it is pertinent to note that for stubborn cleaning chores pre-spraying the area with a natural cleansing agent and then combining with steam vapor enhances the cleaning properties of the cleaning agent by a factor of several times
Steam cleaning is best for
- Car detailing
- Wall paper removal
- Killing dust mites and mold
- Unclogging drains
- Cleaning grout
- Pet stains and odors. Birdcages
- Windows, screens, sliding glass doors, mirrors
- Removing toxic dry cleaning solvent and other odors from clothes
How do I choose the right Steam Cleaning Service?
A steam cleaning service may look wonderful at first glance with its great deals, cheap prices and professional-looking technicians. But a steam cleaning service is a business first and foremost and is out to make a profit. Cheap prices may result in poor quality and professional-looking technicians may actually have no idea what they are doing. So how do you sift the good from the bad when it comes to choosing a quality cleaning service? Finding the answers to a few direct questions can easily help you gauge the quality of a company s service.
We are recognised as one of the most highly respected professional steam cleaning companies. Our experienced hardworking cleaners have built an excellent reputation and are trusted for the high standards and effectiveness of our nine stage steam cleaning service.