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Dry Steam Technology

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a steam cleaner?

A steam cleaner is an appliance that uses only a small amount of clean, cold tap water, heated in a boiler powered by using electricity to sanitise, clean and deodorise virtually any surface without the need to use detergents.

How does it work?

Using only a small amount of tap water, a steam cleaner creates a low moisture vapour that carries heat to the surface you wish to treat. The heat combined with light agitation does the work. In combination with a wide variety of accessories it can be used for an unlimited number of applications.

What is 'Dry' Steam Vapour?

Steam is called 'dry' if it only contains around 5% to 6% water and is much less dense than the air we breathe. It is clean with temperatures high enough to kill bacteria and germs, emulsify grease and oil as well as other surface contaminants. The result: a completely hygienic and dry surface.

What can I use it on?

Dry steam cleaning can be used on practically any surface except for those surfaces that are extremely heat sensitive. Surfaces such as silks, some very thin plastics, and some types of velour upholstery must be treated with great care.

Where does the water go?

The water is put into a special tank or boiler that super heats the water and changes it into hot dry steam. The unique benefit of our steam cleaners is that they produce a low moisture, high temperature steam that carries only about 6% water. We like to call this Dry steam because so little water is left behind and so little is used.

Do I need detergents in combination with steam?

In most cases, you do not need detergents, but for specialist applications such as gum removal a detergent might be required. The cleaning process can also be accelerated in some cases using a detergent combined with steam. OspreyDeepclean therefore offer manufacturer approved detergents, which can be used in combination with our steam technology. With the OspreyDeepclean dry steam technology the highest cleaning results are achieved.

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