Health Benefits of Steam Cleaning
There are many advantages of steam cleaning over other methods of cleaning, such as using chemical cleaning products. While there are many different cleaning products available for every possible cleaning task around your home or business, steam cleaning utilizes only water to tackle all of the cleaning tasks that may arise. A high quality steam cleaner, such as the products made by Vapamore, are capable of cleaning and disinfecting literally every room of your house. And, once you are done cleaning inside, you can take that same steam cleaner and head outside to clean your patio, your garage, your car, your sporting equipment, your pool equipment, and far more. While the sheer versatility of a high quality steam cleaner is probably enough to convince anyone to invest in a steam cleaner, there is still one more advantage that is worth discussing – health benefits. Yes, by opting to use a steam cleaner instead of chemical cleaning products, you, your family, and your co-workers or employees will all enjoy the many health benefits of cleaning with steam.
Traditional cleaning products are laden with harsh chemicals designed to clean and disinfect. While they may be somewhat effective, they are incredibly dangerous. Those chemicals remain on surfaces long after cleaning and then when you touch the surface, or your food touches the surface, it gets absorbed into your skin or ingested by you once you consume the food. Additionally, those chemicals even contaminate the air quality in a space. Rather than using those chemicals, opt for steam cleaning which is much better for your health. The first health benefit you will enjoy by making the switch is the reduced risk of cancer. Many of the harsh chemicals found in cleaning products (even those that are labeled as “green” and “natural”) have been linked to increasing one’s risk of cancer. Huffington Post explains just how much a risk those cleaning products pose, “The Environmental Working Group, a non-profit organization focused on environment and public health, recently came out with their Cleaners Hall of Shame list. With products containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price… According to the EWG study, 53 percent of cleaning products under review contained lung-harming ingredients. In addition, well-known carcinogens like formaldehyde and chloroform were found in several cleaners.”
In addition to reduced risk of cancer, steam cleaning can help dramatically reduce allergies. All of the common allergens outside end up getting tracked inside or brought in by the air and then they lodge themselves in carpeting, upholstery and even start cycling through the air vents. Allergy sufferers can rejoice that steam cleaning can kill common allergens because it disinfects up to 99.9% of bacteria. Because it is such an effective disinfectant, it can also reduce the spread of illness within a household dramatically. And, once the stomach flu has ripped through your family in a matter of days, you know how important stopping the spread of illness is. Steam cleaning is a safe, green, effective way to clean your home that also offers a variety of health benefits over other chemical cleaning methods.