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Why Choose Dry Vapor Steam Cleaning Over Pressure Washing

Dry vapor steam cleaning has many benefits over traditional pressure washing.

HIGH TEMPERATURE

Plain and simple: heat kills most microorganisms.  This is why you have a fever when your body senses an infection.  Essentially, then if you want to ensure that your home has no bacteria or other potentially harmful pathogens, you need to clean areas of your home with high temperature methods.  Fortunately, Unimanix dry vapor steam cleaning typically discharges heat in excess of 248 degrees F (roughly 120 degrees C). This temperature not only helps to kill off bacteria, it also removes harborage locations and acts as a safeguard for killing bacteria that may be resistant to otherwise effective chemicals.

LOW MOISTURE

Dry vapor steam cleaners only operate at a water content of about 5 to 7 percent.  That means they use very little water—between 2 and 13 gallons of water an hour—compared to traditional pressure washing, which can use between 180 and 240 gallons of water per hour.

Obviously, this nearly 95 percent water usage reduction rate saves on energy and utility costs, as well as water disposal.  But the minimal water also makes this technique possible in areas without excellent water drainage. Furthermore, this equipment tends to be electrical, so the less water you can use, the lower the risk for electrical issues.

LOW PRESSURE

Because dry vapor steam cleaning relies on high temperatures to break up grime and to kill bacteria, it does not require as much pressure as a traditional steam cleaner. This means that it can be safer for certain surfaces as well as more sensitive things like bearing seals, motors, and sensors.  Basically, there is no safety hazard with dry vapor steam cleaning as there would be with traditional pressure washing.

CHEMICAL OPTIONS

Sometimes you don’t want to use chemicals to clean a surface: maybe the surface is sensitive to the chemical or maybe a person or pet is sensitive to the chemical. Fortunately, dry vapor steam does not require chemical use to be an effective cleaning agent. And if a standard operation does not produce the desired result you can add more water to ensure proteins are more effectively removed.  At the same time you can also add detergents, degreasers, sanitizers, and other chemicals—if you desire—to further assist in the breakdown of soils and the deep cleaning of certain fabrics.

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