Sunday, April 18, 2010

Why Even the Best Vapor Steam Cleaners Cannot Replace Pressure Washers

Pressure Washers
Steam cleaners are versatile cleaning machines. They can be used to clean surfaces such as tiles, grout, window frames, glass panes, and stained areas on carpets and upholstery. Some of the best vapor steam cleaners, such as Daimer®’s models with ATIS® technology, also disinfect surfaces by removing nearly all germs, molds, and allergens. They are used in hospitals, hotels, restaurants, offices, spas, and other places that need to be sanitized without the use of toxic chemicals. However, steam cleaning systems do have limitations.

Steam cleaners use steam at high temperatures to dislodge dirt from surfaces. Daimer®’s best vapor steam cleaners have a vacuum suction function that assists in removal of dirt after it has been loosened from the surface. However, these machines have low pressure levels, ranging from 65 psi to 150 psi. This is adequate for limited cleaning, but cannot handle heavier cleaning operations. For example, degreasing requires the use of high temperatures to dissolve grease and high pressure levels to blast grease deposits off a surface.

In areas with thick layers of grease or chemical deposits, the best vapor steam cleaners may fail. They are not designed to remove thick, caked dirt spread over a large surface. They lack the high pressure levels required to blast the dirt off the surface and wash it away with the spray. If your business requires handling this kind of dirt and grease, it is better to invest in a pressure washer. Daimer®’s pressure washers can take care of heavy degreasing duties in restaurant kitchens, food processing and storage units, factory floors, and other commercial and industrial businesses. If you are not sure whether a pressure cleaner or a vapor steam cleaner suits your needs, visit for more information on the best vapor steam cleaners.