Steam cleaning services are designed to remove stains from hard-to-reach places with the use of hot water and cleaning agents. Steam cleaners can extract stains that have set in using a foam cleanser and cleaning in between the fibers of carpet or upholstery.
Steam cleaning services have many benefits compared to other forms of deep cleaning. Steam cleaning uses hot water combined with cleaning agents applied to the surface of carpet or upholstery to remove built up dirt and settled stains. While the machine used to steam clean doesn’t exactly use steam to clean the material itself, steam is a result of the hot water used in the cleaning process. In steam cleaning, harsh chemicals are often not needed as the added component of water helps to loosen the stains and dirt from the bottom up. Steam cleaning is a great alternative to dry cleaning and can produce equally compelling and lasting results.
Steam cleaning is also an eco-friendly way to clean the interiors and exteriors of your stainless steel appliances around the home. Not only does steam give your appliances a polished look, but it can remove debris and stains that other cleaning agents simply cannot. To clean the interiors of frequently-used appliances, steam cleaning helps loosen the dirt from the inside of such appliances and makes its removal quicker and easier than tradition brush and scrubbing methods. This is especially useful for appliances such as ovens, where food has a tendency to build up in the back corners of the oven and can be hard to reach.
Steam mopping using a similar machine to a carpet steam cleaner, but offers cleaning results for hard floors. Floor clean steaming is popular amongst those with hardwood floors and tiles who also want to maintain the appearance of their floors. Steam cleaning is safe to use for such materials and does not scratch or scathe the area during cleaning. Rather, the hot water and cleaning agents are able to extract dirt and debris from the small crevices and creases within each floorboard or tile. This method of cleaning proves to be much simpler yet more effective in sanitation than mopping or vacuuming.
Since steam cleaning requires the use of hot water, there is an inevitable drying time associated with each service. The drying time varies from carpet to floor cleaning and appliances, but is crucial to ensuring that your household items have benefitted completely from steam cleaning. If drying time is interrupted, your surfaces may be more prone to stains and further dirt buildup. For carpets that have been steam cleaned, we recommend waiting anywhere between 24 to 48 hours for drying time, depending on the type of carpet and quantity of it you have cleaned. For long and shaggy carpet we suggest waiting longer for drying to optimize results. Hard flooring and appliances can usually dry quicker, so they should be ready for use again shortly after cleaning.