Seasonal Allergies Out of Control? Break Out the Steam Cleaner!

There is news report after news report about how about pollen and other seasonal allergy triggers are right now.  Seasonal allergy sufferers do not need a news story to tell them, they are probably already suffering from things like itchy, watery eyes, a scratchy throat, and a stuffy nose.  The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America points out what common allergy triggers tend to be and just how common seasonal allergies are in America, “The most common indoor/outdoor allergy triggers are: tree, grass and weed pollen, mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches,and cat, dog and rodent dander. In 2012, 17.6 million adults and 6.6 million children had hay fever. Worldwide, allergic rhinitis affects between 10 percent and 30 percent of the population. In 2010, allergic rhinitis was diagnosed during 11.1 million doctor visits.”  Allergy sufferers often wait too long to treat symptoms or completely miss the opportunity to prevent symptoms in the first place.  Steam cleaning can help dramatically reduce seasonal allergy triggers in the home. (more…)

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Clean & Degrease Industrial Equipment with Steam

Industrial equipment is no small investment.  Your company has probably invested thousands, or even millions of dollars in industrial equipment for your various manufacturing or work needs.  No matter what type of equipment you have or what your specific industry is, your industrial equipment will likely produce grease and experience grease build-up over time – it is inevitable.  That grease buildup could lead to contamination of whatever you produce.  Additionally, grease build up on things like motors, radiators, tracks or other parts can lead to equipment breakdowns which are expensive to fix and may lead to downtime on the job that may cause loss of profit.  The best, most efficient and effective way to clean grease buildup on industrial equipment is with steam.

Grease is notoriously one of the hardest things to clean.  It is sticky and slick and cannot be removed with just water.  Scrubbing and chemicals alone will not get all of the grease, particularly the grease that is in hard to reach or in tiny crevices.  Steam can effectively cut right through the grease.  It gets into the smallest of cracks and crevices to lift and remove grease with ease.  There are many types of industrial equipment that can be cleaned and degreased with steam – construction equipment, earth moving equipment, concrete trucks, bulldozers, mechanical equipment, farm equipment, food processing equipment, manufacturing equipment and more!  Pressure washing will not completely remove grease and it will lead to grease being splattered around, only creating more of a problem.  Additionally, pressure washing uses a large amount of water but steam cleaning is a much more eco-friendly option because it uses far less water.

When you clean with chemical cleaning products or pressure washers, you end up with a big mess and the risk of contaminating things with chemicals or damaging parts with chemicals.  Steam cleaning uses only water that has been heated to such a high degree that it produces steam capable of disinfecting up to 99% of bacteria.  That steam cuts through and removes grease easily without any chemicals.  You will no longer need to purchase chemical cleaning product after chemical cleaning product because of use.  Once you invest in a steam cleaner, you can degrease and clean your industrial equipment with simple, cost-effective water.  When you want to clean and degrease your industrial equipment in a cost-effective, eco-friendly way that is not just efficient but easy, steam cleaning is the ideal solution.

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Property Managers Eliminate Bed Bugs with Steam

If you run a real estate management company, or manage vacation properties, you know that keeping a property clean, odor free, and pest free are some of the most important things you can do.  But, when people come and go in your rental property, the chances of bed bugs spreading increases.  Though bed bugs may not be as prevalent in the news as of late, make no mistake, they are not gone.  In fact, there is now what are known as “super bed bugs.”  And yes, they are as terrifying as they sound.  Super bed bugs as pesticide resistant, making them difficult to eradicate.

Landlords and property management companies should be diligent in cleaning rental properties between tenants because of the risk of a bed bug infestation.  If property owners or management companies are found to be negligent in their management of a property they could be held responsible for the expenses incurred by tenants to remove bed bugs.  It is also just good management and good business to keep properties clean and bed bug free so that tenants want to continue to rent your property.  Nobody wants to stay in a place, sleep in a bed, or sit on sofas that are constantly bombed with harsh chemicals but cleaning must occur.  The answer to this problem is to clean with steam.

Vapamore steam cleaners are exceptionally powerful steam cleaners.  They do not just produce steam, they heat water to such a high degree that the steam it produces is capable of both cleaning and disinfecting 99% of bacteria.  But, not only do they disinfect – Vapamore steam cleaners kill bed bugs on contact, without any chemicals at all.  That means that even super bed bugs that are chemical resistant can be eliminated with a steam cleaner.  Steam cleaners can penetrate porous surfaces to lift and remove dirt, odor and even get those pesky bed bugs that may lie beneath the surface.  Chemical cleaning products can only address the surface but steam actually penetrates for better, more effective bed bug and pest elimination.  Steam cleaners are the ultimate tool for property managers because they can be used to clean all over rental properties efficiently and easily.  All that is requires is water to clean bathrooms, kitchens, linens, upholstery, mattresses, curtains, carpet, tile, grout, and more!  That one steam cleaner can move from room to room cleaning, disinfecting and removing bed bugs so that your rental property wows tenants with cleanliness – and you will have the peace of mind that you are doing everything in your power to prevent and eliminate bed bugs.

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Keep Gym Equipment Clean and Disinfected with Steam

 

When gym equipment is used it is bound to encounter sweat and germs. If that gym equipment is in your home, it may only have you and your family’s sweat and germs on it. But, if it is at a public gym, it could have the sweat and germs of hundreds of people. Keeping gym equipment clean in a quick, efficient and eco-friendly way is a challenge that is difficult to manage for many gyms. We all want to believe that our gym is doing an effective job keeping things clean but, if a recent study examining gym equipment reported on by Women’s Health is any indication, that gym equipment is covered in germs, “You would never touch a dirty toilet seat and then wipe sweat out of your eyes, right? Well, according to a terrifying new analysis of bacteria found in gyms, you’re probably already doing something way worse. In a recent experiment, FitRated.com examined bacterial samples taken from 27 common pieces of workout equipment at large chains around the country… According to the report, our sweat accessories are actually way germier than some of the gross surfaces we come into contact with everyday. Case in point: An exercise bike has 39 times more bacteria than a plastic cafeteria tray and the treadmill has 79 times more bacteria than a water faucet. But the worst offender? Free weights. Next time you go to pick up your favorite 15-pounders for bicep curls, keep in mind that researchers discovered that these babies had 362 times (!!!) more bacteria than a toilet seat.”
Covered in significantly more germs than a toilet seat – that is truly frightening. But, constantly bathing all of your gym equipment in chemical cleaning products is not the answer either. Those chemicals will then get on people’s skin as they use gym equipment which can lead to a number of health concerns. Chemical cleaning products have been linked to things like asthma and cancer so nobody who is at the gym looking to get or stay healthy wants to be coming into contact with all of those harsh chemicals. And, because of the frequency with which gym equipment needs to be cleaned, gyms and fitness centers would go through an astronomical amount of cleaning products which is very expensive. The solution to avoiding these germs and saving money on cleaning products? Steam cleaning! Steam cleaning with a powerful, well-built steam cleaner from Vapamore can disinfect 99% of bacteria and only uses water! Steam cleaners are handheld, easy to operate and can penetrate porous materials and tiny crevices to lift and remove dirt while simultaneously eliminating bacteria. Stop the spread of infection at the gym and make the switch to steam cleaning.

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Keeping Your Home Clean and Sanitized for Your Baby

Whether you are preparing for the arrival of a brand new baby or cleaning for your existing child, you want to create the safest environment in which to raise your child. It can be just to keep a clean home and car but even more so to protect your children from germs and bacteria. Small children in particular love to put things in their mouth. It is natural for your baby or toddler to constantly put things in their mouth; it is their way of learning about things. But, between your child crawling around on the floor and shoving anything they can find in their mouth, their tiny bodies are exposed to a lot of germs. You have three options – don’t clean and your house will become a germ-filled mess, clean with chemical-filled cleaning products that will likely then be ingested by your child, or opt for steam cleaning which uses no chemicals and is a green cleaning option. (more…)

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