Can a Handheld Steam Cleaner Kill The Coronavirus (COVID19) ?
Can a steam cleaner kill the infamous coronavirus (COVID19) ?
The first thing to understand is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting. Cleaning concerns removing germs from a surface but doesn’t kill them. Disinfecting means to kill the germs.
Here’s what you need to know to stop the spread of germs around your house:
Applying heat to surfaces has proven effective in killing bacteria & viruses, particularly in areas where you may not be able to use detergent or have a good reach. Experts advice on cleaning at the pandemic of COVID-19 says, “When items can’t be cleaned with the use of detergent & water, such as upholstered furniture, mattresses & other types of carpet, steam cleaning is a great option.”
The use of steam has often been underlined as a good way to disinfect areas and can also be used for general cleaning. After the various types of viruses has been subjected to outbreak, it had been tested that using steam at a temperature of at least 70C would be sure to kill harmful bacteria and viruses.
Our selection of the best steam cleaners can help you find a suitable model – here.
Kärcher steam cleaners kill up to 99.9%* of household bacteria, ensuring maximum hygiene and a healthy living environment. Whether in the kitchen, the bathroom or even on floors.