Professional steam cleaners and steam vacuum cleaners for disinfection

Professional steam cleaners and steam vacuum cleaners are proven machines for disinfection cleaning. In order to ensure adequate hygiene and to combat harmful germs or viruses, they are an effective and time-saving cleaning solution due to the high cleaning temperature.

Cleaning with a Kärcher steam cleaner

Cleaning with a Kärcher steam cleaner

Hygienic and thorough cleaning with professional steam cleaners and steam vacuum cleaners

Professional steam cleaners can effectively combat germs, bacteria and viruses on walls, floors or furniture. The steam emerges from the nozzle in very fine droplets and, depending on the type of appliance, at a temperature of around 100 °C and a maximum pressure of up to 8 bar. The acceleration is about 170 km/h. Therefore, the steam reaches cracks or rubber folds where brushes or cloths cannot easily access, so hard-to-reach areas can be hygienically and thoroughly cleaned .

If used properly, Kärcher Professional steam cleaners SG(V) remove up to 99.999% of enveloped viruses*, such as the coronavirus or influenza, and 99.999% of common household bacteria** from hard surfaces. At the present time, disinfectants are to be reserved primarily for outpatient and inpatient care environments, but steam cleaners can make a valuable contribution to general hygiene in commercial and industrial use.

*Tests have shown that with spot cleaning of 30 secs at max. steam level with the Kärcher steam cleaner 99.999% of enveloped viruses such as coronavirus or influenza (excluding the Hepatitis-B virus) can be removed from commonly-found, smooth, hard surfaces (test-germ: Modified-Vaccinia-Ankara-Virus).

**When thoroughly cleaning with a professional Kärcher steam cleaner SG(V) 99.999% of all common household bacteria will be killed on commonly-found, smooth, hard surfaces with the cleaning speed of 30 cm/s at max. steam level (according to EN 16615:2015-06, PVC floor (test -germ: Enterococcus hirae ATCC 10541).

Cleaning with a Kärcher steam cleaner

Steam cleaners

Hygienic, cost-saving and environmentally friendly: Professional steam cleaners clean all hard surfaces without the use of chemical cleaning agents.



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Cleaning with a Kärcher steam vacuum cleaner

Steam vacuum cleaner

Professional steam vacuum cleaners are suitable for the effective cleaning of all hard surfaces. With the appropriate accessories, a targeted cleaning is possible. They also offer the possibility of using chemicals for pre-clean treatment in the case of heavy soiling and to suck up the dirty water again via a 'suck-back' system. To remove dirt residues, they also have their own rinsing programmes for the suction hose and pipe.

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