Why is steam cleaning eco-friendly?

A trend of going green grows in power. It is everywhere. Concern with the environment is also present in the steam industry. Modern steam cleaners, compared to the traditional water cleaners, entirely eliminate chemical residues and decrease water usage by 90%.

Many customers ask if cleaning surfaces with steam is eco-friendly. Well, it is quite easy to verify that with a simple experiment. Try to wash your car in a traditional water car wash (manual or automatic), and then go for the services of the company using a mobile steam cleaner. Just observe amounts of water and detergents used in both. You will easily se and asses the results with just your naked eye. Whereas modern automatic car washes can be equipped with water recycling systems, smaller and manual ones are not. Most usually, everything is just being absorbed to the ground. Steam does not produce such residues. Why else is steam eco-friendly? There are a few more reasons.

 

Eco-friendly is health-friendly

This might seem not to be a straightforward argument at the beginning but you will see it really is. You just have to remember that in traditional water cleaning one uses not only almost astronomical amounts of water but also plenty of detergents. And that is not only for household and office premises but also more specialist and delicate environments:

-kitchens in restaurants and bars,
-hotel and guesthouse rooms,
-production and distribution lines,
-food factories,
-cars and storage rooms where food is being transported or stored.

As you probably figured by now – steam does not need chemicals. And that means eliminating hazards of nasty allergic reactions and irritations of skin and mucous membranes, which are not only expensive but also disruptive and difficult to deal with. With steam cleaning you only use eco-friendly cleaning supplies.

 

Waste reduction

Another huge advantage for environment is the water usage when steam cleaning. Water is an extremely valuable resource which is becoming more and more scarce. A price for a cubic meter is increasing every year. This translates directly to the cost of the cleaning service. Other than the financial component, it is worth noticing that in traditional car washes, water is a component of waste that, together with chemicals, goes to the sewage or to the ground. The most popular water cleaners pump out up to 300 or even 500 liters per hour. Considering intensive usage (say 8 hours per day) the amount of waste produce is just horrendous. And let’s not forget the chemicals.

 

Care for environment

Cleaning with steam efficiently eliminates the production of chemical sewage. Fortador cleaners allow eco-friendly cleaning, both stationary and mobile. Steam cleaners do not produce water and chemical sewage. This is a huge advantage considering you can work in places where water cleaners are banned because of the health safety reasons.

Steam is also neutral for the environment, and that is because it is natural. For traditional water cleaner to get rid of any smudge (be it grease, stain or mud), it needs plenty of water and chemicals under pressure, whereas steam just penetrates dirt and dissolves it.

Steam cleaners reduce water usage by 90%, with average usage on the level of 600cc/min x1 (max. 1,200cc).

 

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