What are steam cleaners?
Steam cleaners, also known as steam vapor systems or vapor steam cleaners are basically cleaning devices. These cleaning appliances make use of steam to clean, dry and sanitize surfaces, in a very short time. Many times, this process involving steam is effective enough for disinfecting and sterilizing surfaces.
How does it work?
The steam that is used for cleaning is produced in a boiler. The boiler heats up tap water to really high temperatures. This is done in order to produce water vapors, or steam, which has a low pressure and low amount of moisture. The ability of steam to clean intimate surfaces is mostly because of the heat. Once the steam is produced, different insulated accessories and tools are used to apply this steam on the surfaces that need to be cleaned. This safely provides the energy that is required to break the bonds of soil and also to release the contaminants in the water suspension. After this, the dirt and mud etc. can be removed by vacuuming or by simply wiping.
Benefits of using steam:
The process of using steam to clean is beneficial in the sense that it does not require a lot of water. In comparison, other cleaning devices such as carpet cleaners require a lot of water. It has to be kept in mind that carpet cleaners are not steam cleaners as they are called, because they don’t use steam, instead, they use hot water. Since the vapor cleaners produce low moisture steam, they are suitable for use inside all sorts of residences and buildings.
Why are vapor cleaners becoming popular?
Vapor cleaners are becoming increasingly popular because of the fact that they promote green cleaning. This is because they do not need the use of chemicals for cleaning. The other reason for their increasing popularity is the ability of the steam vapor to kill all the germs. In some cases, these cleaners can also disinfect the surface without making the use of a chemical or disinfectant. Vapor cleaners have also proved to be quite effective when it comes to killing dust mites. Also, these cleaners are effective in killing bed bugs along with their eggs.
Today, there are a quite a number of companies and manufacturers of such steam vapor cleaners. These products range from expensive industrial products to relatively cheap consumer models.