There are plenty of ways to go green and care for the environment. Mother Nature is relying on us to treat her right, and cutting back on your chemical usage everyday is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint.
Chemical-free cleaning has been trending in the commercial sector for quite some time now, and many companies are looking for cleaning solutions that don’t involve hazardous chemicals. Plus, The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that cleaning chemicals can emit dangerous gases in your environment that can cause headaches, dizziness, wheezing, and possibly even lung damage. As if that wasn’t enough, more and more consumers are demanding products that limit their exposure to chemicals.
Considering all this, it is incredibly important to invest in cleaning products without chemicals.
In our last piece on chemical-free cleaning, we discussed dry ice blasting, which uses dry ice pellets made from C02 to clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment. In part two, we’ll discuss how steam cleaning systems can be used in commercial and industrial settings.
What is steam cleaning?
This is a method to effectively deep clean and sanitize a surface to remove dirt and grime. It can be used for many different surfaces. Steam cleaning systems are able to eliminate chemical residues while sanitizing the surface due to the high temperature of the water. A very little amount of water is consumed — only about 1.5 quarts per hour — so it is essentially mess free.
How hot are typical industrial steamers?
Generally, the steam produced in industrial steam cleaners is around 240 to 310 degrees Fahrenheit. This water produces a low-pressure, low-moisture steam with only about 4 to 6% water vapor.
Are there different types of steam cleaners?
Yes, there are two types that will produce cool steam or dry steam.
Cool steamers produce steam without boiling the water, creating a wetter, denser steam.
Dry steamers are incredibly hot and utilize an industrial steam generator to get the steam to reach high temperatures.
Things to keep in mind when using steam cleaning systems:
1. Steam cleaned surfaces will still need to be wiped down with a cloth as there will be residue left behind.
2. Protective goggles and clothing is a must when handling a steam cleaner.
3. While they are effective at cleaning and sanitizing surfaces, if you require more aggressive cleaning you may need to invest in CO2 blasting.
Getting a clean, sanitized space doesn’t have to involve harmful, dangerous chemicals. Go green and choose steam cleaning today. To see our wide variety of steam cleaning systems, click here.