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Vapor Steam Cleaners Uses and Limitations

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Vapor Steam Cleaner Realities & Uses

Do Not Buy A Vapor Steamer Unless You
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Buying from the right company.
Important vapor steam cleaner facts.
Inappropriate applications for vapor steam cleaners.
View vapor steam cleaner videos to understand if the technology will meet your needs.


Partial List Of The Virtually Unlimited Applications & Surfaces Appropriate For Vapor Steam Cleaner Technology:

acoustical tile
kitchen fryers
acrylic
kitchen mixers
aluminum detailing
kitchen range hoods
appliances
kitchens- most surfaces
area rugs, spot cleaning
laboratory cages
automobile carpet spot cleaning
laminate surfaces
automobile wheels
latex paint (with extreme care or melting can occur)
automotive cloth and velour upholstery
lawn and patio furniture
automotive detailing- cleaning interior hard surfaces
lawn mowers
automotive door jambs
levelor blinds- non fabric only
automotive engine compartments
light fixtures
automotive floor boards
limestone (sealed and honed only)
automotive rubber floor mats
linoleum
automotive headliners with care
machine and parts cleaning(detailing only)
baby changing stations
marble
baby's nursery
marble floors
back splashes
mattresses
baked-finish cabinets
medicine cabinets (not for unsealed hard wood)
bakery rack detailing (Otherwise use wet steam pressure washer)
metal fences (detailing only)
baseboard heater fins (only light dust on the outside)
metal furniture
bathroom showers, mold and mildew
microwaves, inside and around outside
bathroom tile and grout
mirrors
bathrooms
most children's toys
bathtubs
motorcycles (detailing only)
bbq's, ovens, and grills(detailing only ... large bbq's are better cleaned using wet steam pressure washers)
naugahyde
bed bugs
nylon furniture (not delicate fabrics)
bed frames
Oriental carpets (spot cleaning with care)
bedspreads, sanitizing and disinfecting
outdoor furniture
bicycles
oxidized aluminum surfaces
bird cages
paint preparation (small tasks)
blenders
paint removal (light, small areas, and not enamel/powder coating)
blinds, vertical and horizontal
painted, powder coated surfaces and enamel
boat detailing - most interior hard surface detailing
Persian carpets (spot cleaning with care)
boots, rubber - clean and deodorize
pet areas
brass
pet cages
cabinet facing: laminates, sealed hard wood
pet carriers
car wheel rims
pet's bedding, freshen up and sanitize
carpet chewing gum removal
plastic
carpet spots and areas to help in stain removal
plastic fences(detailing only)
cat scratchers
porcelain fixtures and surfaces
ceiling fans
pots and pans (remove charred build-up underneath)
ceiling tile (non-acoustical)
pure wool carpets (spot cleaning with care)
ceramic
quarry tile (sealed and honed only)
ceramic tile
recycling bins (detailing)
chrome fixtures
refrigerator door gaskets, mold around
clogged gas jets in gas ranges
refrigerator door seals, slime on
commercial kitchen appliances (wet steam pressure washers are best for heavy grease buildup)
refrigerators, cleaning
concrete (only sealed and honed interior surfaces)
refrigerators, defrosting
condenser/cooling coils (only light exterior cleaning/detailing. Cleaning between fins requires wet steam pressure washers)
remove & kill algae spots
conveyors, spots and areas (full cleaning requires wet steam pressure washers)
removing rust spots
copper
removing surface mold
counter tops
removing wax from baseboards
cutting boards
resilient floors
deodorize carpets
rubber floor spot and area cleaning
door knobs
recreational vehicles detailing, interiors
door metal rails
screen, metal (detailing)
drapes, heavier
sealed hard wood floors
ducts (using a towel wrapped around a brush)
shower stalls, fiberglass sounds, doors, rails
dust mites
sidewalks - gum spots
dusting plants
sinks
enamel
sliding doors/tracks
entryways (sealed wood, ceramic glazed tile, vinyl)
soap scum
equipment, lawn (detailing)
sports equipment
equipment, clean nooks and crannies
spot cleaning carpets
exercise equipment detailing
stainless steel (detailing)
exhaust hoods, kitchens (using a towel wrapped around a brush. Professional hood cleaning requires a wet steam pressure washer.)
stove tops
faucets
stove, inside and outside
fiberglass
thawing frozen pipes
fiberglass fixtures
tile floors: smooth, non-porous
fireplace, exterior brick
toilet bowls
floor grout
toilet seats
floor mats
toilets, porcelain
floors: most hard floors, carpet spots
tools
food service equipment and table legs
toys
food service exhaust hood filters
trash cans: clean, sanitize, and disinfect
food service kitchen drains: covers/top/underside
travertine tile (sealed and honed only)
food service kitchen drains: kill fruit flies
upholstery: cloth, velour, and leather
food surfaces to help most bacteria
upholstery: spot clean stains
freezers, inside cleaning and defrosting
urinals
garden and hand tools
utility equipment
glass
V.C.T.
glue (most glue spots on tile and most hard surfaces)
veneer cabinets
golf clubs
venetian blinds (non-fabric)
granite
vinyl (spot cleaning)
grout lines (not for apoxy grout or caulking)
vinyl floors
gum removal (with specific models)
wall grout: not for epoxy grout or caulking
hard wood: sealed floors and surfaces
walls, most (not concrete and other porous surfaces)
HVAC equipment (detailing only ... wet steam pressure washers for deeper coil cleaning)
wall-to-wall carpet, spot and area cleaning
ice machines
waterbeds (with care)
Industrial can openers
wax paraffin removal
industrial equipment - detailing only
welding preparation (only detailing)
jewelry
wheelchairs (wet steam pressure washers are suggested)
kennels (for ceramic tile and grout, not for concrete, etc.)
window frames
kill & control allergens on most surfaces
window screens
kill dust mites
window sills (not for use on paint)
kill fleas
windows
kitchen counter tops
wood parquet, sealed
kitchen equipment detailing
work-out room
kitchen exhaust hoods detailing only
yard equipment, small (detailing)

 

Buying From The Right Company

► Leading Brand: Daimer® is the internet's number one brand of commercial and industrial steam cleaners and steam vacuum cleaners.

Expert Knowledge: We will provide information other companies on the web are afraid to mention because they will lose business if you fail to buy from them.

Professional Consultation: We sell millions of dollars worth of equipment, and our success if partly derived from the fact we offer absolutely critical information for customers to make the right decisions. Importantly, all of our Product Specialists are non-commissioned and will steer you only towards the best products to meet your needs.

We are extremely honest in our assessments, and will suggest a $1000.00 piece of equipment even if you feel you need a $3000.00 model. We refuse to sell equipment that will not meet your needs, even if you try to strongly urge us to sell it to you. We will ABSOLUTELY NOT compromise our integrity and have you waste precious money!

► However, the importance of being number one is helping to ensure customers understand technologies and make informed decisions based upon facts prior to buying.

Beware: Vapor steam cleaners are not real carpet cleaners or steam pressure washers, and are not designed for cleaning car exteriors. Unfortunately, vendors on the web are marketing electric steam cleaners as car washing machines that will simply not clean as expected.

► CONTACT US: Please do not hesitate to ask us a question using the Quick Contact Form if you have any questions, or are otherwise confused as to whether vapor steam is correct for your needs!

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and determine if the technology is right for you.

Important Vapor Steam Cleaner Facts

  • "Dry" Vapor Steam: One of the most important facts to know about vapor steam cleaners is the vapor is relatively dry, containing only about 5% water.

    ► Not For Everyone: Therefore, applications requiring more force, pressure, and flow rate (rated in psi (or pounds per square inch)) will call for technologies other than vapor steam cleaners.

    ► Most cleaning using a vapor machine is performed using a 1" brush that is moved along the surface, such as grout lines, and many other surfaces requiring simultaneous friction and heat.

    ► Steam Mop or Steam Vacuum:
    Using vapor steamers without vacuums include large floor brushes, which are used for steam mopping when attaching a towel to its clips. However, the floor brushes are too stiff to clean floors without the towels attached.

    Steam Vacuum Cleaners: A steam vacuum can successfully clean sealed tile without the need of a steam mop. Grout lines will still need to be cleaned using a separate steam vacuum grout tool available only with each and every Daimer® KleenJet® 500V, 1000CV, 3000CV, and 5000CV series machines.

    Vapor Steamers Will Not Work: Wet steam pressure washers are ideal for exterior car washing; commercial kitchen cleaning of walls and floors for fast cleaning action; fast chewing gum removal of up to 1200 pieces/hour, or about 10 times faster than vapor steam gum removal equipment; truck washing; and many other applications.


  • Not a Point and Shoot Technology: Some people are under the misconception that just aiming the steam at the surface without attaching a brush, towel, or other tool will clean the surface.

    Direct Contact Required: Vapor steam cleaners require direct contact with a tool or towel attached to a large triangular or rectangular brush in order to clean.

    WRONG! Steam cleaners are not pressure washers and do not have the cleaning power or flushing action to move dirt, grease, oil, and other substances, or clean stains by simply shooting dry steam at a surface like a pressure washer. The technology simply is not designed to work that way.

    Inaccessible Or Recessed Areas: The problem is machinery or other types of equipment with areas that are inaccessible for direct contact with a 1" brush will not be cleaned. The lack of flushing action makes it impossible to clean effectively within cracks or crevices by merely shooting the vapor. Conveyor metals, industrial equipment, and many other surfaces cannot be cleaned successfully..

Applications For Which Vapor Steam Cleaners Are Not Ideal

  • Technologies For Intended Purposes: Just as vacuum cleaners are designed for vacuuming, vapor steam cleaners have their uses. Prospective buyers must realize vapor steamers can be severely limiting for many uses, and alternative technologies are best suited for other applications.
  • Vapor Steam Cleaners ....

    ARE NOT substitutes for carpet cleaners/carpet steam cleaners. These other technologies are designed for large area carpet cleaning. Vapor steam cleaners do not offer the power or features to clean carpeting like professionals would clean, but rather are geared towards spots or areas. See Daimer's XTreme Power® carpet cleaners.

    ARE NOT appropriate for unsealed hard wood, water-based paint, pressed paper, cardboard, silks, gentle fabrics, or any surface that can be damaged by exposure to heat.

ARE NOT appropriate for widespread cleaning of porous surfaces, such as: exterior car washing; concrete; stucco; brick; pavers; unsealed quarry; limestone; travertine; stone (unless these surfaces are completely sealed and honed); driveways; parking lots; garage floors; walkways; sidewalks, etc. These surfaces require a water flow in conjunction with the steam to help move the substances off the surfaces and from within the pores. See Daimer's Pressure Washer and Floor/Hard Surface Cleaner sections.

ARE NOT appropriate for large area commercial and industrial equipment cleaning in food service facilities, food plants, tool and die shops, industrial facilities, and many others ... large metal surface areas, conveyor belts, and most other surfaces must be cleaned quickly and effectively using powerful wet steam emitted through
Super Max ® steam pressure washers.

ARE NOT substitutes for pressure washers/steam pressure washers. Unless you require the simultaneous cleaning and extraction of our XTreme Power® hard surface cleaning machines, which can be used on interior or exterior hard surfaces, Super Max® steam pressure washers are the ideal THERMAL cleaning machines to clean large areas of porous and other surfaces using the highest temperatures in the industry up to 330°F. Uses include interior settings/surfaces (for most commercial, food service, industrial, and others within which water flow is permitted, but not of course within residential settings) and exteriors surfaces.

Steam pressure washers are exceptional for deep cleaning porous concrete, stucco, brick, pavers, quarry, limestone, marble, travertine, stone, driveways, parking lots, garage floors, walkways, sidewalks, other larger porous surfaces, large metal surface areas, conveyor belts, and countless other surfaces.

Note: Pet stains that have been on carpets for extended periods of time without proper removal may have permanently discolored the carpet fibers themselves. This may require the services of a professional carpet professional to color the spotted areas to match the carpet color, and restore the appearance to "like new" condition.

 
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