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FAQs

Vapor steam cleaning is the process of cleaning that uses steam to clean and sanitize surfaces. The steam is produced by heating up water to 240°-310° F. It is then converted to low-pressure, low-moisture water vapor, with as little as 4-6% water. The pressurized steam is released through an insulated hose into a variety of wands that vary based on the surface.
The carpet “steam” cleaners that you can rent or have someone come in and use employ large amounts of hot water to clean your carpets. In reality, they are not even true steam cleaners but hot water extractors. These two machines run on very different principles. With hot water extraction, the carpet is saturated then the unit extracts dirt and debris trapped in the carpet fibers. While hot water extraction is a preferred method by most carpet manufacturers, the machine has negative consequences for those with allergies. The hot water used to clean leaves the carpets soggy for hours after cleaning them; wet carpets nurture the right conditions for mold and mildew to grow and multiply. Another difference in carpet steam cleaners is that most of them also use chemicals and cleaning agents mixed in with the hot water, so it is not an efficient way to clean for those who suffer from allergies or who are looking for a “green” product. Vapor steam cleaners clean only with water, no chemicals or cleaning agents are ever mixed in.
Rumor has it that vapor steam cleaning originated in Italy by a bartender who used steam from his espresso machine to clean lipstick marks from bar glasses. Vapor steam cleaners have been in use in Europe for over 30 years and many of the most popular models are still manufactured there.

Flooring: sealed wood flooring, tile, parket, linoleum, grout, carpet, rug, and vinyl. 

Bathrooms: fixtures, porcelain, shower doors, sinks, countertops, tile, group, mirrors, tubs, and even the toilet.

Living Room/Bedrooms: Upholstered furniture, blinds, and curtains.

Kitchen: can clean stainless steel appliances and surfaces without all the special chemical polishing agents, dissolves greases on ovens, stove tops and burners with ease, restores shine and removes wax build-up, and can clean refrigerators, freezers, coolers, and microwaves.

Industrial Kitchens: cleans and sanitizes food service and preparation areas.

Automotive/Boats/RVs: deep cleans and freshens fabrics, easily cleans vinyl, leather and cloth, eliminates odors from pets, smoking, molds and mildews, cleans hard to reach places like dashboards, vents, armrests, and cup holders, and removes wax and other compounds from chrome, moldings and bumpers.

No harsh chemicals are used. This helps not only our environment, but helps our own health and saves you money since you don’t have to buy chemicals to put in the units. With no chemicals being used, this also means steam cleaners are safe for the chemically sensitive to use. Studies show that over 3 million people each year are poisoned by their cleaning products; why even risk it?

They are eco-friendly in using only water and heat to clean which means no empty cleaning bottles to dispose of. They don’t leave behind toxic residue or stain clothing like some cleaning agents can. They kill bacteria and germs. Bacteria such as e-coli, listeria, and salmonella are killed upon contact with the use of steam cleaners, as well as viruses, mildew, and dust mites. They are very versatile and with the right attachments can be used nearly anywhere on any surface. Eliminates allergy triggers such as smoking, dust and dust mites, chemical residue, plants, animals, mold and mildew, and food.

Yes. It can kill bed bugs in all stages of development, including the eggs. Bed bugs are killed at any temperature over 120° F.

For this steam cleaner the most important word in the question is “all”. While the steam cleaners will kill MOST types of mold, unfortunately, there are a few types of mold that are heat resistant. 
 
We cannot guarantee that we will remove all carpet spots or stains. There are substances that can permanently discolor the carpet fibers. The age of the carpet and the type of carpet fibers also plays a factor in this. The technician will try to determine if this is the case prior to cleaning but they are not always able to determine this before trying to remove the spots. We will do our best to examine the area to make sure that the stain is cleanable and will do our best to remove all stains.