What is Steam Cleaning & Why is it Important?

Steam cleaning is simple, safe, hygienic. It is a commercial kitchen cleaning method that is quickly gaining ground on conventional commercial and industrial cleaning in the modern workplace. It is exactly what the name suggests; deep cleaning for commercial kitchens, bathrooms, floors, countertops, tiles, carpets, and upholstered furniture. It is a cleaning solution powered by the simple, environmentally friendly combination of water and extreme heat.

Appearance vs. Actual Cleanliness

Steam CleaningAs science progresses and reveals the keys to better health it is important for workers and employers alike to embrace new revelations and advances to ensure a safe, productive work environment.

Bacteria, mold, viruses, and airborne pathogens associated with dust mites directly contribute to the spread or contraction of a wide range of afflictions, including allergies, the flu, asthma, and even cancer. Contact with the harsh chemical residues left on the surfaces of the workplace can further exacerbate these conditions and illnesses.

The appearance of cleanliness and actual, pore-level sanitization are radically different. A paper towel or dirty old rag, some lukewarm water, and an eyeballed glug or two of lemon-scented cleaning solution, at best, may rid you of some surface level germs and bacteria; at worst, it just moves the gunk around. In the hands of a trained professional, steam cleaning deodorizes and sanitizes, eliminating germs and bacteria using just pressure and scalding hot water.

Steam Cleaning Kills Germs & Bacteria

Steam cleaning’s extreme heat (around 300 degrees fahrenheit) and ability to get beyond the surface obliterates 99.9% of germs and bacteria, without employing any chemical concoctions. Tiny, super-heated vapor molecules are blasted into the very pores of the floor, counter, walls, ovens, or furniture being cleaned, where their rapid, explosive expansion blows the grime, grease, gunk, dust, and any other foreign substances off the natural surface. The sheer temperature of the vapor is responsible for the eradication of the smelly, sickness-inducing mold, bacteria, germs, dustmites, and airborne pathogens.

Steam Cleaning is Fast & Efficient

A more obvious benefit of commercial and industrial steam cleaning is speed. Mopping is a process. Flood the floor. Mop the floor. And put a yellow sign absolving you of legal liability in case a customer, delivery person, or employee should take a spill on the wet floor as it takes its time drying. Steam cleaning dries almost immediately, and with a spotless finished result.

Steam Cleaning is an Environmentally Friendly Option

Glass polishing solution. Tile creams. Floor cleaner. Oven sprays. The packaging for these cleaning aids alone creates an unfathomable amount of waste, year after year. Beyond the piles of discarded plastic spray bottles, jugs, and aluminum cans, the amount of post-cleaning, chemically tainted waste water is staggering. The slop often gets poured into sinks and drains, ending up in our bodies of water, or, sometimes, simply dumped, leaching into the ground. Steam cleaning’s simple, chemical-free formula minimizes the environmental impact of your commercial and industrial cleaning needs, while maintaining the highest levels of hygiene, cleanliness, and safety.