Why Steam Carpet Cleaning?
We love using steam extract technology for our carpet cleaning because it’s proven to be more safer and effective than harsh chemical cleaners. Chemical cleaners release toxins in the air and leave behind a soapy film that actually attracts dirt more.
Steam cleaning relies on water that is heated right below boiling point and can be released through a spray method that saturates your carpets or upholstery without flooding or damaging them.
In this article, we’ll look at the 5 top reasons why steam cleaning is so effective.
Kill 99.9% of Bacteria
When water reaches a boiling state, it begins to break down the molecular structure of harmful viruses, germs and bacteria. According the New York State Department of Healthy, “Boiling water kills or inactivates viruses, bacteria, protozoa and other pathogens by using heat to damage structural components and disrupt essential life processes”.
Steam attacks and breaks down stains caused from liquid spills or soil. Stains occur when the molecules attach themselves at a micro level to the fibers deep within your carpet.
Using a scrub brush or rag to try loosening up those molecules doesn’t work, because they’re bonded together at too micro of a level.
However, because steam can attack molecules at a micro level, it has the ability to disrupt their binding structure and break them apart. Once those molecules are broken up, we extract them using a powerful suction process that removes them from your carpet.
Keeps Mold from Growing
Because of its heated temperatures, our steaming process can attack mold and remove the toxins found in it that cause it to grow on surfaces.
Mold growth can begin occurring due to factors like too much moisture in a home, roof leaking washer machine leaking or other ways.
If you’ve experienced any kind of excessive moisture in your carpets or upholstery, we can remove it and clean it using our steaming process.
Clears Away Trapped Pollutants
Steam treatment and extraction can also help remove harmful pollutants found in homes such as lead, pet dander, Volatile organic Compounds (also referred to as VOCs) and allergy compounds.
These pollutants can cause health complications such as breathing problems, water eyes, sneezing, coughing and headaches.
Toxic-chemical based cleaners don’t remove all pollutants and can actually leave behind more toxins that are just as hazardous, if not more harmful.
Eliminates Dust Mites
According to an article by the American Lung Association, “Dust mites are microscopic, insect-like pests that feed on dead human skin cells and thrive in warm, humid environments. They are not parasites that bite, sting or burrow into our bodies. Instead, people who are allergic to dust or dust mites are reacting to inhaling proteins in dust that comes from dust mite feces, urine or decaying bodies.”
The good news is that dust mites can easily be killed using heated water technology because they die under water heated to 130 degrees or higher. Our steam cleaning machines use water well above that, so you can relax knowing our team can remove dust mites from your home.
Looking for a Professional Carpet Cleaner?
Contact our team today at (718) 770-3080 or send us an email for a no-obligation quote on what it costs to steam carpet clean your home. Our technicians are both knowledgeable and helpful, and will listen to any questions or concerns you have!