Should You Use a Steam Vacuum or a Steam Cleaner?

Steam Cleaning Machines Are Changing Cleaning in America

When it comes to cleaning, the power of steam is revolutionizing the commercial cleaning industry in America. With the ability to quickly and easily clean and sanitize virtually any surface without the need for harsh chemicals, steam cleaning is becoming the go-to solution for businesses and homeowners alike. But with so many options available, it can be challenging to determine which one is right for your cleaning needs. Commercial Steam Cleaners and Commercial Steam Vacuums use high-temperature steam to kill up to 99% of germs, bacteria, and parasites that may be lurking around your home or business. 

Steam also kills pests and insects, including microscopic pests such as dust mites. Steam cleaners only use water to clean and sanitize your home or business, meaning there’s no need for harsh chemicals that could be harmful to your health or the environment. It’s also worth noting that steam cleaners and extractors work quickly, allowing you to clean high-traffic areas more efficiently than other conventional cleaning methods. 

What’s The Difference Between a Commercial Steam Cleaner and a Commercial Steam Vacuum?

Steam Vacuum Cleaners

US STEAM® SteamHero Commercial Steam Vacuum

Steam vacuums, or steam extractors, such as the SteamHERO, work by injecting hot water onto surfaces and then extracting the dirty water using a powerful vacuum. This process not only cleans the surface but also removes dirt and debris from deep within. While Commercial Steam Vacuums on average tend to be heavier than standard steam cleaners, they provide the convenience of removing all of the dislodged soil and debris, all in one machine.

Steam vacuums are ideal for:

  • Restaurants–easily clean both Front and Back of the House with one machine
  • Hotels–easily clean and care for high-traffic areas

Steam Cleaners

Steam cleaners, such as the Eagle, use the power of steam to clean and loosen debris and sanitize virtually any surface, from tile and grout to stainless steel and hardwood. They work by heating water to a high temperature, creating steam that is then applied to the surface being cleaned. The steam loosens grime and softens up hard-to-clean stains, allowing for more efficient and effective cleaning. Commercial Steam Cleaners are lighter than Steam Vacuums, making them easier to use and handle, but also require an additional method of removing dislodged soil and debris during the cleaning process. 

Steam cleaners are ideal for:

  • Kitchens–steam clean ovens and give your back a break
  • Bathrooms–restore your tile and grout to pristine condition 

Buy a Steam Vacuum Cleaner or Steam Cleaner? 

While both commercial steam vacuums and commercial steam cleaners offer similar benefits, there are some key differences to consider before making a purchase. Steam extractors/steam vacuums are designed for cleaning and removing grime from surfaces, whereas steam cleaners make surfaces easy to wipe down. Thus, steam vacuums are typically more expensive. However, both make the job of cleaning commercial settings easier!

In conclusion, either a steam vacuum or a steam cleaner can be great for your business, offering a quicker, easier, and chemical-free cleaning solution for a variety of surfaces. It’s essential to consider your specific cleaning needs and choose the product that best meets those needs.

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