Steaming Your Home to Cleanliness
Most people who suffer from allergies often opt for steam cleaning their home, but steam cleaning comes with more than just that one major benefit. Steam can kill many contaminants that find their way into your home causing ailments to you and your family. Read more to find out how steam cleaning can benefit your whole home & your health!
Steam cleaners heat water to a boiling point of 212 degrees Fahrenheit or 100 degrees Celsius at sea level. Once the water reaches its boiling point, it turns into steam. The steam then continues to heat and is forced through a nozzle which allows for the killing of bacteria, mold, and other contaminants that have made their way into your home over time.
Carpets and Upholstery. Steam penetrates the fibers in carpets, drapes, upholstery, stuffed animals, pillows and more. Typically 240 degrees is the temperature used to kill dust mites, their eggs and other allergens within your household. It is recommended that steam cleaning the bedding, carpets and other fibers is performed at least once a month.
Kitchen and Bathroom. It is more common to find traces of mold, and mildew in places such as the bathroom and kitchen. Therefore, steam cleaning these rooms is especially important and can even save you money and energy in the long run. Steam that is heated to 240 degrees Fahrenheit will typically be hot enough to kill and even remove mold, mildew and fungus from tiles, and bathroom doors. Bacteria found on the kitchen counters, and sinks are also destroyed by steam cleaning once it reaches the correct temperature.
Hardwood Floors. Hardwood is very difficult to keep clean and extremely expensive to replace if not steamed properly. Typically, we suggest that people steam their hardwood floors to ensure that the dust and bacteria is removed but also to ensure the floor does not get warped in the process costing you more money in the long run.
Steam cleaning reduces the chances that mold and mildew will begin growing after cleaning. 10-15 minutes after being cleaned carpets and rugs are safe to use again.
If you are seeking a way to clean and sanitize your home without using harmful chemicals or bleach, Steamatic has steam cleaning services that are quick, harmless and cost-effective. Our vans are always fully stocked with the necessary steam tools to have your home good as new in no time!