Frequently Asked Questions
Does steam cleaning clothes remove stains?
There are a few schools of thought when it comes to removing stains from clothes. You can indeed remove stains from garments using high-pressure steam if they have not been hard and clinging to the fabric for an extended period. If so, the best way to treat the hard stain is to put the garment in the washing machine with a detergent and then use the steam cleaner afterwards. This way a steam cleaner removes any remaining stains from your clothes with little to no effort.
Can I steam my clothes instead of washing them?
Steam cleaners are a great way to clean your clothes without using any harsh chemicals. They are also very effective at getting rid of dirt and stains. They can be inexpensive to buy and operate. But, some models have more power than others, which you should check before your purchase, they can be bulky and difficult to store.
How long does steam take to kill bacteria?
Steam is a powerful sterilization agent that can kill bacteria in a short amount of at least 10 minutes to be effective. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, steam sterilization is considered a high-level disinfection process and is effective at killing most microorganisms. Most viruses, including the coronavirus, will die around 220° F, according to Philip M. Tierno, Ph. D., clinical professor of microbiology and pathology at New York University.