Steam Cleaning Eliminates Dust Mites in Homes

Allergy and asthma sufferers encounter a lot of environmental triggers that can make allergy symptoms miserable.  While they encounter many of those triggers outside of the home, the last thing they want is to have to deal with frustrating symptoms inside their own home.  Unfortunately, according the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of America, approximately 20 million Americans have a dust mite allergy and all homes have dust mites.  Additionally, the AAFA provides a helpful description of what dust mites are and how they thrive in homes, “Mites are primitive creatures that have no developed respiratory system and no eyes. Too small to be seen with the naked eye, a dust mite measures about one quarter to one third of a millimeter. Under the microscope, they can be seen as whitish, eight-legged bugs…Dust mites thrive in temperatures of 68-77°F and relative humidity levels of 70-80%. There are at least 13 species of dust mites, all of which are well adapted to the environment inside the average home…Dust also contains many microscopic mites and their waste products.The waste products of dust mites — not the mites themselves — are what cause allergic reactions in sensitive individuals. Throughout its short life span, a single dust mite may produce as much as 200 times its body weight in waste products.” (more…)

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Steam Clean Your Way to a Sparkling Oven

If you have ever used your oven, and particularly if you cook a lot, your oven is probably dirty inside.  Even if you do not spill inside your oven, grease and other food particles tend to accumulate on your oven walls and at the bottom.  Slowly but surely that all cakes on and get harder and harder to clean with each oven use.  Then, you start to notice that with each oven use it smells bad or like something is burning because your oven is not clean.  And, if you take a look at the oven grates, they probably do not look so great either.  But those grates are large and cannot fit in your kitchen sink to clean.  That means you either need a huge container to soak them in, or you need to place them in your tub and begin soaking them – not something every homeowner is keen to do.  Most modern ovens have an oven cleaning setting that will essentially run your oven so hot for such a long period of time that it will disintegrate everything inside and leave it clean.  But, this is not only costly for utilities but leaves your home smelling horrible after.  And, if your oven does not have this setting, you are left using store-bought oven cleaners that contain incredibly harsh chemicals that also smell terrible and are very bad for your health.  Fortunately, you can easily, efficiently, and very effectively clean your oven with a steam cleaner. (more…)

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Beat Winter Germs and Stay Healthy All Season with a Steam Cleaner

Winter is coming…and that means that so are the germs and illnesses that always seem to flourish during the season.  Whether you have children in school that bring homes germs, you go to an office full of people sneezing and coughing, or you just live your daily life and encounter germs, they seem to be everywhere.  And, when you encounter those germs out in the world, you ultimately bring them into your home.  While you may not be able to ward off every cold and flu bug that comes your way during the winter, you can significantly improve your chances of avoiding illness by using a steam cleaner throughout your home. (more…)

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Clean and Disinfect Your Dishwasher with a Steam Cleaner

You expect your dishwasher to clean and sanitize the dishes you and your family eat off of every day.  But, if your dishwasher is not very clean, is it really getting the job done?  Many people assume that a dishwasher is essentially self-cleaning, but that is not the case.  Dishwashers should be cleaned periodically to maximize their dish cleaning ability.  When you look inside your dishwasher do you see discoloration?  What about food particle buildup?  Weird smells? What about mystery substances that you do not even want to know about?  Yeah, don’t worry, it is common.  Dishwashers see a lot of use so is only natural that they would need some TLC from time to time.  Cleaning your dishwasher has never been easier or more effective than when you use a powerful steam cleaner. (more…)

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