Commercial Steam Cleaner
The use of steam to power machinery was discovered over 250 years ago, however the use of steam to clean is a much more recent event and less well documented. The advantage of steam over other cleaning media is its ability to penetrate into the surface and enter the nooks and crannies that are often inaccessible otherwise. The application of steam changes the state of the dirt and grease lying on the surface to a more liquid one, enabling it to be removed by mopping up or sometimes using a vacuum.
The commercial steam cleaner has been demonstrated to sanitize surfaces more effectively than normal washing, removing as it does, bacteria and other organisms. An additional benefit of a steam cleaner is the reduction or elimination of the need for chemical detergent in the cleaning process. This is seen, together with the elimination of bacteria and mites, as being of great benefit to sufferers of allergic reactions to these factors.
Steam cleaner technology continues to develop with more sophisticated machines coming on to the market all the time, utilising either wet or dry steam.
Wet steam commercial cleaners
One of the most invaluable and versatile tools used in commercial cleaning is the hot water pressure washer which can rinse, wash and sanitize surfaces with the use of chemicals. For extra, hygenic, cleaning power many of the pressure washers available now also produce steam. Wet steam cleaners use reduced pressure and high temperatures to produce steam. This steam is called wet steam because it has a high water content, which can be enough in some situations, but it is not as effective as dry steam for complete sanitising.
Dry steam cleaners for commercial use
A commercial dry steam cleaner is a purpose built appliance which puts water under pressure to raise its boiling point to allow the steam to be emitted in a super saturated state at a temperature of up to 170°C as opposed to 140°C for wet steam.
The additional cleaning power of this type of machine makes it an invaluable accessory in the healthcare and food industries for example. The commercial steam cleaner is available as a portable or static (fixed) machine and may have a vacuum facility, ideal for carpet cleaning.
We have been supplying commercial steam cleaners to a variety of industries, including the food and heathcare sectors for many years and can recommend the most suitable type of equipment for any cleaning application.
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