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6 benefits of using steam for sanitizing and disinfecting

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Commercial steam cleaners are growing in popularity as businesses become more concerned about sanitization and reducing their environmental impact. Commercial steam cleaners tick these boxes and many more. Here are six benefits of using a steam cleaner.

1. They’re portable

Many industrial steam cleaners run on diesel or gasoline. This means you can use them virtually anywhere. For example, they’re perfect for farms or remote jobsites where electrical outlets may be scarce.

2. They’re versatile

Steam cleaners can clean and sanitize just about any surface, including vehicles, engines, conveyor systems and food processing equipment. They can also be used to clean bathrooms, cabinets, granite surfaces and countertops, furniture and upholstery, carpets and rugs, windows and window screens, handrails, doorknobs and more.

3. They’re eco-friendly

Cleaning with a commercial steam cleaner is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to tidy up. For example, you don’t need to use harsh detergents or potentially toxic chemicals. Moreover, no wastewater goes down the drain or flows into the sewer system.

Additionally, steam cleaners are incredibly efficient. For instance, washing a car with steam requires just one gallon of water.

4. They sanitize

The steam from these machines can reach more than 130 C. Harmful bacteria can’t survive at those temperatures, making commercial steam cleaners effective sanitizers. The heat effectively kills 99.99 per cent of bacteria and mould. Steam cleaners also neutralize allergens and eliminate organic contaminants like fungus and yeast.

5. They kill weeds

Landscaping companies use commercial steam cleaners as chemical-free weed killers. The hot steam gets rid of weeds and grass growing out of sidewalks and driveways. Additionally, there’s no need to purchase or use harmful herbicides.

6. They save you money

When using a commercial steam cleaner, you only pay for fuel and water. There’s no need for pressure washer detergents or chemicals because the heat does all the work. Consequently, you can save money on cleaning supplies.

If you need a high-quality steam cleaner for your commercial operations, look no further than Hotsy Water Blast Manufacturing LP.

Steam cleaners in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and North Dakota

At Hotsy Water Blast Manufacturing LP, we carry the Optima Steamer XD. This industrial diesel steam cleaner comes with numerous attachments and can easily clean everything from vehicles to shop floors. If you need a parts washer or a hot water pressure washer, Hotsy has you covered. We also offer rental services across Western Canada. Contact Hotsy AB today for a custom quote.