As a cleaning professional, you have a responsibility to provide your clients with the best possible level of service, and this means investing in the equipment you need to get the job done. As a cleaner, you spend a good part of your time cleaning carpets and other surfaces, and if you’re relying on a standard chemical-based cleaning mop and carpet cleaning machine, it might be time to branch out.
The debate around steam cleaners versus traditional cleaners has been raging for a long time now, we’ve summarised it here to help you decide whether or not a portable steam cleaner would benefit your business.
How do steam cleaners work?
While there are hundreds of different types of steam cleaner on the market, they all work on the same basic principle. Steam cleaners use water that is heated in an internal boiler to create a dry vapour that cleans and sanitises as it goes. Sometimes this can be combined with chemical cleaners or it can be used by itself for a chemical free cleaning solution.
What are the benefits of steam cleaners?
Steam cleaners work differently from other carpet cleaning methods. Many steam cleaners still use chemicals but they are less harsh than the dry cleaning chemicals used by traditional carpet cleaners. Because steam in itself is hot enough to kill most common germs, you can get a far better result with far fewer chemicals.
As well as providing you with a chance to reduce the level of harmful chemicals, steam cleaning is also more efficient than other more traditional types of cleaning. Because less water is used, drying time on your surfaces is shorter and because you need less detergent, once you’ve purchased a steam cleaner you will save on ongoing costs.
Because of the lack of chemical residue and their ability to get rid of microorganisms and other bacteria, steam cleaners are in high demand among health conscious clients. Having a steam cleaner can be a real drawcard when you are looking to win over a new client, and because steam cleaning is more efficient and more cost effective, the results are often win-win.
If you’re looking for a great way to increase your appeal to your customers and get a better result, it may be a good idea to think about investing in a steam cleaner. Check out our great range of portable steam cleaners here at Advanced Specialised Equipment.