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Cleaning with Steam

Cleaning with SteamRegular cleaning is the best way to reduce household allergens which can include pet dander, mould, pollen, and dust mites.

Steam cleaning is a natural and chemical-free method that can help to do away with common allergens.

Pet Allergy

Pet allergy is caused by the protein in a pet’s saliva, urine or dander (shed skin particles). It is commonly thought that the hair causes symptoms, however it is the pet’s dander that is mainly responsible. This is spread when pets shed their hair or feathers or groom themselves.

  • Cat allergen is found on the skin and fur and is due to their sebaceous and salivary glands: when a cat licks itself the allergen is transferred onto the hair.
  • Dog allergen is found mainly in the hair, dander and saliva.

The main source of allergen for rodents, such as mice, is in their urine.

Super- heated steam cleaning can help to disrupt allergens so that they no longer cause symptoms.

House dust mites

House dust mites are tiny creatures, just a quarter of a millimetre long. House dust mite allergy is very common and associated with asthma, eczema and perennial allergic rhinitis. Mites are found in carpets, soft furnishings and clothing but a significant amount of exposure to house dust mite allergens happens in bed.

Using a high-temperature steam-cleaner can help to kill mites effectively.

Allergy UK's Seal of Approval

The Polti Vaporetto range includes cylinder steam cleaners with boilers, which have received the Allergy UK Seal of Approval

The Polti Vaporetto range includes cylinder steam cleaners with boilers which can help to sanitise and kill dust mites, and denature the allergens they produce. They clean with the strength of steam alone, eliminating inhalation and contact with chemical cleaning products.

For more information on Polti Vaporetto steam cleaners, please click here.

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