A clean and hygienic environment in public places is the number one concern for most customers and employees. Maintaining good sanitation is beneficial to the health of these key stakeholders and it creates good first impressions, which in turn, lead to better business. Poor maintenance and a dirty business, on the other hand, can deter customers and disappoint employees. As such, contractors are required to maintain cleanliness in areas such as public bathrooms, lounges, seating areas and shopping areas, among others, on a regular basis. Steam vacuum cleaners make this task easier by offering powerful sanitation, allergen removal, germ killing, and even chewing gum removal from public places.
Communal areas are used by hundreds of people daily, and therefore, gather all kinds of dirt. In addition to litter, which can be swept away or vacuumed, hard-to-remove dirt such as grime, food residue, spills, stains, soap scum and other waste products are found in places as varied as retail stores, private and government offices, sidewalks, train and bus stations, gas stations, restaurants, and other places. Public restrooms in particular, are teeming with germs, mold, and other impurities. To clean these places efficiently without harming the surface or spending precious man-hours removing just one wad of discarded chewing gum, a good quality steam cleaner is required.
Commercial Steam Cleaners vs. Ordinary Steam Cleaning Machines
Steam vacuum cleaners are slightly different from ordinary steam cleaners used in most homes for occasional cleaning. Steam vacuum cleaners are fitted with vacuum extraction mechanism, making it easier to remove the dirt residue during the cleaning process. As residues are dissolved, they are extracted along with any excess moisture to drastically ease cleanup.
Second, steam vacuum cleaners are also good for wet vacuuming, as they minimize hands-on contact with dirt or grime when cleaning. If you are looking for steam cleaners that offer the best service, look for steam cleaning machines designed for commercial applications. Home use machines are neither durable nor efficient enough for heavy commercial use.
In addition to vacuum extraction, one of the reasons that makes commercial vapor steam cleaners better than ordinary machines is the quality of their boiler. The boiler is an important component of the steam cleaner. It is also the most expensive part of the machine. Naturally, you want the machine boiler to be top quality. This is possible only if your machine has a stainless steel, and not aluminum, boiler. Cheap aluminum boilers are less stable under high pressure levels and temperatures, particularly prolonged high pressure conditions. Stainless steel, on the other hand, has greater:
- Ability to withstand heat
- Ability to withstand pressure
- Corrosion resistance
Tile steam cleaners are particularly useful for cleaning crowded areas. These machines cut down the time required for cleaning restrooms, lounges, and other tiled areas, thus minimizing disruption to business.
Tile steam cleaners should ideally have a HEPA filter. These filters trap micro-particles, including pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, pet hair, and dander during vacuuming, and eliminate allergens from the indoor environment.
For complete sanitization capabilities, opt for steam cleaners with specialized anti-bacterial technologies. In fact, top machines with such technologies can eliminate more than 99.99% of most bacteria, mold, and other harmful microorganisms.
Vapor steamers should also have the right accessories, such as detailing brushes, wands, squeegees, towels, and steel scrubbing pads. If you need to remove chewing gum, look for a machine fitted with gum removal tools, such as stainless steel brushes, vacuum extraction, and gum cleaning fluid.