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What You Need to Know About Steam Cleaning

Clean It Best offers steam cleaning to residential clients, so we wanted to share what you need to know about it! Steam cleaning is chemical free, safe for occasional use on fabrics, and provides an unmatched deep clean. It is different than the dry or powder cleans you have probably gotten in the past, so we wanted to give you the important information.



How Steam Cleaning Works:


Steam cleaning is achieved by using water heated until it becomes steam. Your professional cleaner will operate a pump and vacuum to apply it at a high pressure to clean the fabric, then remove it.

While the steam is applied, it knocks dirt, oil, some stains, and allergens loose. It also kills bacteria. Then the vacuum portion of the system will remove the steam and everything it knocks loose. In fact, steam cleaning is shown to remove at least 97 percent of dirt and bacteria from carpeting.



Benefits of Steam Cleaning


Because we only use water when steam cleaning, the process is free from irritating chemicals and fragrances. It also removes toxic cleaning chemicals from the equation, which makes steam cleaning environmentally friendly.


HGTV shared that steam cleaning is also extremely effective and efficient. It will lift mold, pet scents, and dirt that may have built up over time. It also can restore the look of your carpets and fabrics if the dirt was visible. You will likely notice the visual improvement most in entryways, hallways, and other high traffic areas.


Accessibility of Steam Cleaning in Northwest Indiana


In 2022, we found that there are very few cleaners who offer steam cleaning to Northwest Indiana. This was another reason we chose to add the service. It is important to us that we offer the most environmentally-friendly, family-safe cleaning methods to our customers.




The Clean It Best Steam Cleaning Experience


You can trust that when Clean It Best steam cleans your home, we treat it like our own family lives there. The care and attention to detail we offer is unparalleled!


Not only do we ensure that the cleaning service is complete, we also sanitize our tools before using them in your home. This makes sure that we do not bring any dirt, bacteria, or allergens from one home to another. You can trust that the sanitization is thorough and the removal of allergens is complete.



After we finish the steam clean, you can expect everything to be completely dry in less than an hour. This allows us to provide an incredible cleaning without keeping you out of your home or off of the fabrics for hours on end.


Limitations of Steam Cleaning


While steam cleaning has many amazing benefits, there are some cleaning needs that it cannot solve. Of course, if you aren't sure whether or not steam cleaning is right for your home, just contact us! We are happy to advise which services would give you the best experience.



If you have very stubborn or set-in stains, steam cleaning alone may not lift them. Instead, we will use an environmentally and family friendly solution to lift stains.


Steam cleaning can warp wooden and bamboo surfaces, so we do not recommend it for this.


Other surfaces that are not meant to be steam cleaned include water-based paint, unsealed natural materials like marble, concrete, tile, limestone, and natural stones. You should not clean cracked surfaces with steam.







Is Steam Cleaning Right For Me?


We know that there are many factors to consider when you’re looking at cleaning services. Steam cleaning is ideal for the following situations:

  • People with allergies benefit from steam cleaning because it does not use chemicals or fragrances.

  • If you have pets, steam cleaning is pet-friendly. It also will remove their dander from your fabrics.

  • Steam cleaning will kill pests, such as fleas and cockroaches, as well as their eggs. If you’re concerned about a pest problem, or if you know it exists, steam cleaning is a great option.

  • If you care about environmentally-friendly options, steam cleaning is the best choice for you. Because it uses a limited amount of water, and there are no chemicals, it is a green cleaning method!

  • Do you have a build up of dirt, mold, or mildew in your fabrics? Steam cleaning will remove the buildup and sanitize the fabric. It will also lift bad smells from the dirt and contaminants.


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If you're ready to utilize our safe, detail-oriented cleaning services for your home or office, reach out to us at 219-525-5171








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