Although carpet cleaners are frequently called steam cleaners, there are major differences. Carpet steam cleaners do not actually use steam but use water. Steam cleaners are cleaners that clean by using superheated water that turns into steam.
The larger models are available for industrial use or cleaning large areas. Vapor steam cleaners typically emit high-pressure steam that dislodges dirt and grime and kills bacteria, molds, and germs. Smaller models rely on the heat to do the same, loosening dirt and killing bacteria and molds. The best carpet steam cleaners are the future way for chemical-free cleaning.
How do Steam Cleaners Work?
Using the power of steam the vapor steam cleaners provide incredible cleaning results. Steam cleaners have a water container with a heater inside. This heats the water up to a boiling point so that steam is produced and released under pressure in a steady flow down a hose. The steam can then be applied to clean different surfaces through a variety of nozzle attachments like a floor tool, hand brush or jet nozzle, etc.
Using less than a gallon of tap water, this multi-purpose appliance creates a low moisture vapor that carries heat to the surface you wish to treat. The heat combined with light agitation does the work for you. This appliance comes with a variety of accessories creating a system that can be used on an unlimited number of applications. The system can be used for carpets as well as oven cleaning. The process eliminates chemical residues while sanitizing the surface being treated. It is also called as mess-free. As it is less weight and portable it can be used anywhere at any time. The portable steam cleaners are best for all-purpose usage.
What are the Types of Steam Cleaners?
There are essentially three types of manufactured steam cleaners commonly found in the market:
- Handheld ‘gun’, for treating small areas (the smallest and cheapest option).
- Full-sized model – that looks much like a barrel vacuum cleaner – which can be used in larger areas and has a wider range of uses.
- A full-sized model with a built-in vacuum cleaner, which can be used on its own or in conjunction with the steam. These tend to be the more expensive models.
Accessories of Steam Cleaning Machines
There are several accessories available with steam cleanser called window squeegee, building nozzle, and all complete attachments. This nozzle attachment is used to clean the carpet edges with heavy pressure. The windows squeegee is used to clean windows and mirror. You can get Extra Standard Nozzle/Brush Kit as using the steam cleaner will disinfect the brushes but you may be required to have a separate brush set or want to save on the wear and tear on the brushes. Clothes Brush is the accessory used for cleaning upholstery and fabrics. It has a soft-bristle that does not damage fibers.