Does Steam Cleaning kill Viruses?

POSTED BY Terry Carney ON May 26, 2020


Steam cleaning is a highly effective and versatile sanitation method. It’s a natural but powerful cleaning tool that can be used to wash indoor and outdoor surfaces. 

Everyone has been forced to take a disciplined approach to sanitation and cleanliness in recent months throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether it’s been religiously washing your hands or wiping down and disinfecting surfaces throughout the day, you are probably now hyper-aware of germs and the potential presence of viruses. 

It’s difficult to say for sure whether or not steam cleaning can kill the Coronavirus, as there is still so much that we don’t know about it. However, we do know that steam cleaning can be extremely effective in eliminating germs and viruses when hot enough.

Steam cleaning is one of many expert cleaning services offered by Token Cleaning. We’ve put together a list of 7 reasons why you should be steam cleaning your home or premises.

1. It kills 99% of bacteria

As mentioned above, steam is very effective in killing bacteria, germs, and viruses. Due to the extreme heat, these stand no chances of surviving on surfaces after coming in contact with steam. It’s important to note that the steam must be at least 175 degrees Fahrenheit and needs sustained contact to ensure effectiveness.

2. It’s Eco Friendly

Although some people add chemicals when steam cleaning, the natural method is completely eco-friendly. The only element used to make steam is water, so the process poses no environmental threat.

3. Versatility

One of the greatest things about steam cleaning is that it works on almost anything. From taking care of your regular household cleaning routine to tackling an entire convenience store, steam cleaning can get the job done. Here are some other things steam can be used to clean:

  • Patios
  • Driveways
  • Carpets
  • Upholstery
  • Curtains
  • Mattresses
  • Windows 
  • Hard floors
  • Bathrooms
  • Cabinets
  • Countertops
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Rugs
  • Certain household appliances
  • If you’re ever in doubt, be sure to check what temperature the subject of your cleaning can handle.

4. It’s chemical-free

Most cleaning products contain chemicals that are potentially harmful to you. They can cause skin irritation, eye problems, respiratory issues, or burns. 

Some chemical cleaners can also cause long term damage to the surfaces they are cleaning. 

As a natural sanitation method, steam cleaning avoids all of these issues.

5. It’s highly effective

Steam cleaning is one of the most effective cleaning methods available. Due to the temperature and application of the steam, it has a deep range of competency, efficiently removing mould, dust mites, allergens, stains, odours, grease, bacteria, and fungi. 

6. It’s allergy-free

Allergens are particularly potent indoors. Many intrusive allergens invade our bodies and household items on a microscopic level. As we are currently spending a lot more time at home, the number of dust mites and allergens is likely increased. Regularly steaming your home can get rid of these, including those that are deeply embedded.  

7. Cost-effectiveness

If using a natural approach to steam cleaning, the only real ingredient is water. This can save you or your business a lot of money on cleaning supplies. 

If you haven’t already, perhaps now is the time to switch to steam cleaning.

Token Cleaning Services are well equipped to tackle heavy duty cleaning requirements with a wide range of steam cleaning devices. Contact Token Cleaning here.

 

 

 

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