Stay Safe with Steam

Vapour steam cleaning is an economical and environmentally friendly process to safely and effectively clean and sanitise a number of different surfaces. 



Vapour steam is particularly effective in the Healthcare and Hospital sectors, where hygiene and sanitation is crucial in order to help avoid contamination and the prevention of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).


The cleanliness of hospitals is an ongoing issue which is frequently raised at national level – by MP’s, the media, and by hospital staff, patients and visitors.

In March 2009, The Scottish Government announced it would be spending £400,000 on 250 extra steam cleaning machines. Former Secretary of Health, Nicola Sturgeon said that steam cleaning was an effective method of reducing infections.

"Tackling healthcare-associated infections is my top priority, because it's vital that the public have confidence in the care they will receive if they need hospital treatment," she said.

"Steam cleaning is a particularly effective way of cleaning areas affected by C-diff and substantially increasing the number of steam cleaners available to the NHS will ensure they are available locally when needed."

The vapour reduces the use of detergents, disinfectants and solvents, making this method of cleaning environmentally friendly, safe, hygienic and great at eliminating serious problems of disposal, bad smells and toxic residues, which can cause issues in this kind of setting.

Not only does vapour steam get rid of visible substances, such as dirt, oil and grease, etc., it will also work to get rid of those pesky germs, bacteria and other microorganisms that cannot be seen by the human eye, right down to the pores of the contaminated surface. 

From the 2007 study, “An Integrated Approach to Hospital Cleaning: Microfibre Cloth and Steam Cleaning Technology” conducted by the University College London Hospital (UCLH) and commissioned by the Department of Health, lab tests concluded that using steam cleaning on surfaces such as laminate, stainless steel, floor tiles (smooth and textured), vinyl coverings and curtain textiles, completely removed the selected test microorganisms, which included the 2 most common hospital infections, MRSA and Clostridium Difficile Spores.

The study also found that when the correct tool and cleaning technique is employed, the steam and vacuum effectively remove soil from the common hospital surfaces selected.


For more information on our range of steam cleaning machines, please visit our website at www.knol.co.uk or give our experienced sales team a call on 01246 473934

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