Low Pressure Steam Cleaning – What do I need to know?

We all know power washing. It’s a fantastic way to maintain any property; however, some surfaces and finishes may be damaged by high pressure washing. Another option is low pressure cleaning. This is a great way to take care of surfaces that require special care.

Areas that Benefit from Low Pressure Cleaning

Low pressure cleaning is an ideal solution for a variety of indoor and outdoor surfaces. If you’re concerned that an area cannot withstand the pressure of power washing, we recommend using low pressure steam cleaning, as it can address the same issue easily and effectively. It can also remove stains and dirt while using less water than high pressure washing methods.

  • Older homes and buildings: Low pressure cleaning benefits these structures as it does not place excessive stress on aging paint, wood, or other surfaces.
  • Surfaces affected by mold and mildew: It removes and kills mold spores without damaging exterior or interior finishes. Steam can be used to easily penetrate small cracks or openings without leaving moisture behind to ensure all mold and mildew has been completely removed.
  • Grout, vinyl, and tile: Low pressure cleaning breaks up stains and ground-in dirt, restoring the appearance of these surfaces.
  • Wood, masonry, and natural stone: These surfaces are vulnerable to damage during high pressure washing. Steam cleaning ensures these areas are cleaned thoroughly without risking the integrity or cosmetic appearance of the surface in question.

How Low Pressure Steam Cleaning Works

Low pressure steam cleaning is perfect for addressing embedded dirt, stains, mold, mildew, and general grime on most surfaces. How does it work? Inside a low pressure steam cleaner, water is heated to ~300 degrees, forming a low-moisture steam. When this steam is applied to surfaces, it loosens dirt, grime, grease, and stains without the need for high pressure or suction. Low pressure steam cleaners are also great for sanitizing surfaces, as the heat of the steam kills molds, mildews, dust mites, and bacteria on contact. Low pressure steam cleaning is a great water-saving and eco-friendly green cleaning method as well, as steam doesn’t require other cleaners or chemicals to work effectively. All-Brite Cleaning specializes in both high pressure washing and low pressure steam cleaning. Contact us today to learn more about what’s best for your home or business!