Allergy Steam Cleaners and other Allergy Cleaning Products

Steam cleaners can play an important role in reducing your or your child's exposure to common allergens, including house dust mites, animal dander, pollens, and mold spores. They should be considered as an aid to a comprehensive environmental control plan for the allergic individual.


Steam cleaners are simple machines which convert tap water to low moisture steam at temperatures from 200-300 degrees F. Dry steam at theses extreme temperature can kill live dust mites and their eggs in mattresses, carpets and rugs. They can also be effective in killing viruses and bacteria. And, equally important is a steam cleaner’s ability to remove deep dirt and debris from carpets, floors, and other hard to clean areas. A big advantage of steam cleaners is the fact that they clean with steam only, without the use of detergents and chemicals. This creates a natural clean which is beneficial for both allergic and non-allergic individuals. The Online Allergist suggests that you consult the Steam Cleaners Buying Guide for detailed information on which steam cleaner may be best for you.

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