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Removing Mold Growth Using Steam Vapor Treatment

Steam Vapor Treatment is a cleaning process that can remove molds and other contaminants growing on certain items. This method of treatment is a non-toxic and environmentally friendly way to remove mold from surfaces, such as walls, floors, ceilings, upholstered furniture, and other porous items.

What Does Steam Vapor Treatment Do?

Steam vapor treatment is a cleaning and sanitizing method that uses high-temperature steam to clean surfaces. Vapor steam cleaning can be effective at removing dirt and grime, and bacteria from the surface of certain materials.

Additionally, vapor steam treatment helps to improve the indoor air quality, is environmentally friendly, eliminates mites and fleas (including their eggs) from bedding, upholstery, carpets, and rugs; kills mold found in the home growing on personal items, and disinfects surfaces without harmful chemicals.

Steam vapor treatment is also effective in removing allergens from surfaces, making it a popular choice for allergy sufferers and those with respiratory problems.

You can clean a variety of surfaces, including floors, carpets, upholstery, and even clothing. It’s especially useful for cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in areas where harsh chemicals cannot be used, such as hospitals, schools, and homes with children or pets.

Steam Vapor Machine For Removing Mold From Surfaces

A steam vapor machine uses small amounts of water during the cleaning and sanitization process. Vapor steam machines look like a regular steam cleaner. However, the way a vapor steamer functions is completely different. In vapor steam machines, the water is heated to between 240 to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then an attachment is used to apply the steam to the affected areas.  The high-temperature steam is then applied surface which has the added benefit of penetrating pores and crevices killing mold at its source.

The high temperature of steam can kill mold spores and eliminate the growth from surfaces. Additionally, the steam penetrates porous surfaces, like wood and fabrics, eliminating the mold below the surface of the material.

It is important to keep in mind is that steam vapor treatment may not work in all cases of mold growth; especially if the mold has already caused significant damage to the surface.  If this is the case, the affected items should be removed safely and be replaced.

It is equally important to address the underlying cause of mold growth, such as moisture or humidity, to prevent future mold growth. Contact a mold remediation professional to determine if vapor steam treatment is right for your mold removal process

Benefits of Using Steam Vapor Treatment

Steam vapor treatment has a wide variety of benefits, some of these benefits include:

  • Low moisture output, which allows the materials to dry at a much faster rate.
  • Mess-free cleaning, meaning the vapor from the machine sanitizes, deodorizes and cleans deep below the surface of the item.
  • Perhaps best of all, this process uses no chemicals that can trigger an allergic reaction or leave harmful residue behind. For individuals that suffer from allergies, the steam or vapor generated by the cleaning process penetrates deep into the materials to eradicate mites, bed bugs, molds, and viruses.

Always remember to consult you doctor and a mold remediation professional when dealing with mold related problems in your home. Some individual can have a reaction to mold exposure when performing mold clean up activities.

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