Cleaner, Greener Steam

Why use steam instead of disinfectants?

CDC – Guideline for Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends moist heat in the form of saturated steam under pressure as the most widely used and most dependable for sterilization. Steam sterilization is nontoxic, inexpensive, rapidly microbicidal, sporicidal, and rapidly heats and penetrates fabrics

Steam kills 99.9% of bed bugs and larvae, dust mites, germs, fungus, bacteria and viruses including C. auris, salmonella, Coronavirus.

Steam can also eradicate mold, micro-organisms and viruses for a healthier environment. Water must be heated to 175°F to effectively disinfect and sanitize surfaces.

Dry Steam Disinfecting Contact Times

Bacteria Contact Times 
MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)5 Seconds
VRE (Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecalis)5 Seconds
Salmonella enterica5 Seconds
E. Coli 5 Seconds Shigella flexneri5 Seconds
Pseudomonas aeruginosa5 Seconds
Staphylococcos aureus5 Seconds
Listeria monocytogenes7 Seconds
Clostridium difficile (endospores)5 Seconds
Virus Contact Times 
Norovirus (feline calicivirus)7 Seconds
Canine parvovirus7 Seconds
Avian Influenza (Birdflu) H9N27 Seconds
Fungi Candida albicans5 Seconds
Aspergillus niger5 Seconds
Trycophyton mentagrophytes7 Seconds
Coronavirus15 Seconds

At the temperatures achieved by the steam vacuum cleaners offered by Pathogen Defense Systems, LLC (311°- 363°F), dust mites, germs, bacteria and viruses are killed in seconds.

Steam cleans, sanitizes and deodorizes

Steam cleaning kills 99.9 percent of bacteria, germs and dust mites. This includes E. coli, Staph bacteria, Salmonella and other micro-organisms, surface molds, bacteria, viruses and other dirty things lurking around the house.

Steam also cleans. It removes dirt, loosens stains, and powers through grease and grime without the elbow grease needed in traditional cleaning. This means less time scrubbing. If you have a pet (or a teenager!), steam removes odors from soft surfaces such as mattresses, carpets and upholstery.

Chemical-free clean

People are increasingly concerned about the possible health ramifications of chemical residue and gasses in common cleaning products. There is no need for chemicals or detergents when steam cleaning. So there are no sodium tripolyphosphates, or other hard-to-pronounce compounds, to worry about.

Steam is a versatile cleaner

Steam can be used on just about any hard or soft surface through the home. It’s a great cleaning tool from floor to ceiling.Here is just a partial list of things that you can clean and disinfect with steam: sealed flooring (hardwood, tile, natural stone, laminate, vinyl), toilet and surrounding area, counter tops, oven, stove top, pet bedding, mattresses, upholstery, children’s toys, refrigerator, pantry shelves, and laundry areas.

Steam cleaning is economical

Cleaning with steam replaces expensive cleaners and disinfectants.

Steam cleaning is environmentally friendly

Steamer cleaners use water, which means no toxic residue or gas will be released in the air, or find a way into our bodies or the water supply. Plus, there is no product packaging to throw away.

Steam Reduces Allergens

Steam cleaners are ideal for helping those suffering from allergies or respiratory problems like asthma. Steam cleaners remove dust mites and their waste, one of the leading causes of allergic reactions, decreasing nasal discomfort, itchy eyes and breathing difficulties.

Steam vacuum cleaning also removes the other leading causes of allergy problems–pollen, mold, and animal dander.

Unlike traditional cleaning methods, steam can eliminate most bacteria, spores, germs, and dust mites that may cause environmental allergies. The main advantage is that hot steam is a natural disinfectant, this steam can also sanitize hospital environments, which is a great benefit to the patients. In normal domestic use, a steam cleaner is a versatile tool that protects the whole family from environmental allergens.

Steam is Eco-friendly

Steam gives you the ability to walk away from traditional cleaning methods with chemicals that pollute our waterways and are harmful to our environment. Steamer cleaners use water, which means no toxic residue or gas will be released in the air, or find a way into our bodies or the water supply. Plus, there is no product packaging to throw away.

Steam is sustainable, efficient, eco-friendly, and simply a cleaner solution to healthier living.

Steam cleaning is economical

Cleaning with steam replaces expensive cleaners and disinfectants.

Three Reasons Steam Cleaning Will Transform Healthcare Cleaning

If, for whatever reason, you end up staying in a hospital, you’ll have enough to worry about without the thought you might contract an infection while you’re there. However, picking up a healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) during a hospital stay is the unfortunate reality for too many patients.

Across European hospitals, almost nine million HCAIs occur each year – leaving one in every 15 patients at risk of infection due to healthcare interventions. Sadly, it also means that roughly 90,000 people in the EU die each year as a result of contracting HCAIs.

On top of the poor patient outcomes, HCAIs also add to the strain on a hospital’s resources – for example, reducing the number of free beds for new admissions. The cost of additional treatment is also something that has a negative impact on the overall standard of care each hospital can offer all its patients.

The key to preventing infection in healthcare

The challenge for hospital teams is making sure they can prevent HCAIs from occurring and spreading. They have to destroy the micro-organisms that causes the infection and deny them an environment in which they thrive.
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