7 Reasons to Love Steam Cleaning
1 CHEMICAL-FREE CLEANING
Since the only ingredient needed to use a steam cleaner is water, cleaning your home has never been more environmentally friendly. After all, does it really make sense to make a sandwich on a countertop that's been sprayed with poison? Not only do you eliminate chemical residues in your home making it a safer place (especially for children and pets who practically live on the floor) but you also help the environment by reducing the amount of chemicals that get washed down the drain and into our water supply.
2 A WHOLE NEW LEVEL OF CLEAN
While you'll still need to put in the effort, the results after using a steam cleaner surpass the conventional method of solvent and sponge. Since steam deodorizes and sanitizes with heat and moisture, debris is removed thoroughly and quickly, leaving a chemical-free sparkle and making your job easier. From bathrooms to basements, large surface areas like tile floors and counter-tops, carpeting, upholstery and even baked-on grills, there are attachments for every area of the house. You'll end up cleaning things you've avoided for ages.
3 SPEND LESS ON CLEANING SUPPLIES
You will never have to decide on lemon or pine scent again. You'll never need floor polisher, glass sparkler, oven cleaner, mold buster, tile blaster or the guy in the white t-shirt hanging around again. You won't even need those sweaty rubber gloves to protect your hands from solvents. Owning a steam cleaner means owning one exceptional cleaning product for many of your cleaning needs. What will you do with all that extra money? What will you do with all that extra space?
4 HUNT DOWN AND ELIMINATE THE TRICKIEST, NASTIEST CULPRITS
Bacteria, viruses, mold and mildew may not be detectable, but they are potentially some of the most hazardous pathogens that can result in irritations, allergies and infections. When a steam cleaner is used, the tiny hot vapor molecules penetrate the pores of a surface and as they come in contact with the cool surface of the pores, they expand and force all dirt, debris and bacteria to the surface. Vapor molecules are so hot, they are not only able to extract pathogens like E. Coli and Salmonella from surface pores, but also kill them. Good-bye infectious enemies.
5 KILLS AND CONTROLS ALLERGENS LIKE DUST MITES
The sun pours in. There are "things" floating in the stream of light. No, it isn't mood lighting: many of these floating particles are some of the most prolific allergy triggers in the home – the waste matter of dust mites – second only to pollen in causing allergic reactions. Using a steam cleaner regularly will remove these microscopic, sneeze-inducing pests for good. Some allergic reactions translate into asthma, which is on the rise among children, but studies show that avoiding allergens in early childhood can prevent the onset of asthma. Using a steam cleaner is a great way to keep everyone in your home healthy.
6 KIDS AND TOYS
Steam cleaners can transform a germ-ridden, odoriferous nursery into a sparkling clean, chemical- free baby sanctuary. Toys, especially those that are shared with other children, are notorious germ traps that are more than efficient at attracting a host of bodily fluids. A steam cleaner will kill any lingering guests after a play date filled with sneezes and runny noses.
7 A PET LOVER'S NEW BEST FRIEND
Just because you have a pet, doesn't mean your house has to smell like one. A steam cleaner will eliminate "eau de dog," sanitize birdcages and aquariums, and spruce up the litter box area so you needn't hold your breath as you walk past. The high-temperature heat kills fleas, their eggs and their larva. Using a steam cleaner on household surfaces (not Fido) will eradicate these tenacious pests without the use of harsh chemicals.