Steam cleaning may just seem like a great way to clean and disinfect many different surfaces in your home. And, while it is, it is far more than that! Chemical cleaning products leave behind chemical residue that you then touch and absorb or breathe in. Chemicals from most commercial cleaning products have been shown to cause asthma, worsen allergies, potentially lead to cancer, and more – not exactly what you want to be breathing in. Steam cleaning in your home will not only leave behind clean surfaces but it will actually improve the air quality in your home. What is truly frightening is that the air quality in your home – the air you and your family breathe in every day – is often far worse than the air quality outside. Huffington Post describes just how bad the air is inside our own homes, “‘Indoor air quality can be eight to ten times worse than outdoor air quality, if you don’t clean your flooring, clean your drapes and let air inside regularly,’ says interior designer Robin Wilson, who specializes in allergy-free housekeeping. When millions of Americans suffer from indoor allergies, air quality is a huge issue.”
One of the biggest factors influencing your indoor air quality is your carpet. People wear their shoes inside and track dirt, dust, chemicals and more that then stay in the carpet. Once in the carpet they impact air quality. Further, if the carpet gets wet at all mold can begin to grow – even if you can’t see it. While routine vacuuming can help, it is not enough to completely eliminate all these pollutants that lead to poor indoor air quality. Vacuuming removes some dust, dust mites, and other debris but it does not actually disinfect anything. Steam cleaning, however, does. Commercial-grade steam cleaners, such as Vapamore steam cleaners, heat water to such a high degree that the steam produced is capable of disinfecting up to 99% of bacteria as well as killing dust mites and bed bugs without the use of any chemicals. Not only will using steam cleaning kill many common allergens but by reducing the use of chemicals in your home you will also reduce allergy-triggers from chemicals.
In addition to cleaning carpets, you can clean upholstery, drapery, mattresses, countertops, hard flooring, and even your air vents and ducts to improve the quality of air that flows through your home! When you want to maximize your home’s indoor air quality, reduce the use of chemicals, and properly clean and disinfect surfaces in your home, opt for steam cleaning.