SteamJet Car Spa SA


 

How does steam work?

So then, what exactly is a vapour steam cleaner, and how does it work?
 

Well, firstly you need to know that a vapour steam cleaner is not a high pressure washer, not a vacuum cleaner, and not a shampoo carpet washer. A vapour steam cleaner is an appliance that generates super-heated steam in an internal burner, using only a little water and a small amount of electricity to sanitize, clean and deodorize any surface, without using chemicals. This super-heated steam is used for its superior cleaning power, and the best thing is, it doesn't make a big mess!

Using very little tap water, a steam cleaner appliance creates a  moisture vapour that carries heat to the surface you wish to treat. The heat, combined with light agitation, does the hard work for you. .

The process eliminates chemical residues while sanitizing the surface being treated. And because so little water is consumed , it's virtually "mess free".


 

How did steam cleaning start? 

Vapour has been used on railways, ships and power stations for around 150 years - mainly in machinery to remove the grease and oil that goes with engineering, and usually with a long lance and armoured gloves.
 

Boiler manufacturers began experimenting with steam vapour as a method of cleaning in the late sixties to early seventies. They recognized the enormous potential of highly pressurised, low moisture content steam as an internal and general cleaner.

They were extremely excited by the sensational results they achieved with the early prototypes, and its effectiveness on difficult surfaces and sanitizing capabilities far exceeded their initial hopes. With this, vapour cleaning began its inexorable growth as the modern, ecological cleaning system.

Early models, however, were cumbersome, awkward to use and were unable (as with some unsophisticated versions available today) to maintain the constant steam pressure and high temperature needed to achieve the desired result. Experimentation and product development resulted in the arrival of the powerful, highly efficient and user-friendly models that are available today.

Acceptance of these modern appliances (continuous steam and steam with vacuum combinations) throughout Europe and America in both domestic and commercial applications is unprecedented and has ensured steam vapour technologies' position as the method of choice for efficiency and sustainability in our modern, fast-paced world.