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Industrial Cleaning Without Chemicals

There is an increasing requirement for industrial cleaning without chemicals, because of the concerns about potential harm and pollution. The danger inherent in chemical products is generally proportional to their cleaning effectiveness, so other methods have to be used to remove, or at least reduce their use. One such method, which is both effective and efficient, is dry steam cleaning.

Industrial dry steam cleaning

The efficacy of steam as a cleaning medium has been known for many years and has demonstrable benefits in carrying out industrial cleaning without chemicals. The basic principle of a dry steam cleaner is that, by putting the water in the boiler under pressure, the boiling point of the water is raised to achieve saturated steam i.e. steam with insignificant water content. Steam produced in a pressure washer, for example, has a high water content which may be adequate for some cleaning, but it does not effectively sanitise a surface. Effective sanitation is only achieved where the temperature of the steam is above 140°C when micro organisms such as bacteria and dust mites will be killed. The advantage of this type of cleaner means both a reduction in the use of chemicals and also in water usage, which benefits the environment and personnel.

Types of industrial dry steam cleaner

There are many “steam cleaners” on the market, but in selecting a suitable dry steam cleaner the following should be considered:
  • The boiler should be made of stainless steel to provide more resistance to limescale
  • Does the cleaner have continuous water fill?
  • The dry steam cleaner should be robustly constructed as it is being used in an industrial environment, with possibly a number of different operators
  • There should be accessories which will enable a thorough cleaning job to be carried out. For example, different brushes and lances suitable for cleaning particular areas
  • Is a vacuum facility required to remove residue?
  • Is the machine easily portable?

There are just a few of the many factors to consider when carrying out industrial cleaning without chemicals. Decide what you want the dry steam cleaner to do and then contact us for advice about the most effective machine for you – we’re always happy to help.

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