Our Vapor Steam Cleaners
Kill Dust Mites Instantly! The power of our super heated
vapor steam cleaners destroys dust-mites as well as scabies,
germs, bacteria, viruses, bed bugs, lice and a whole host
of unwanted pathogens and organisms.
Order your own vapor steam cleaner. Once you have it simply
open the box, read the instructions and fill the steamer
with clean water. We recommend distilled water but you can
use clean tap water.
Plug your steamer in and turn it on. Allow it to heat up.
Once it is ready the green light will come on. This lets you
know it is ready to use. I assume everyone is with me so
far, it is truly that simple.
Now simply plug the plug end of the hose into the front of
the unit (see image to your right), clip on the attachment
of your choice and start disinfecting! It's that easy.
Below we will go in to
detail on how to kill dustmites. We also want to present to you a powerful list of facts.
Our research has produced a lot of useful information about dustmites. Knowing the enemy is important if you intend on
being victorious in the easily maintainable, war against
dust-mites. Directly below is a simple menu. Simply
click on the item you are looking for or read your way down
the page. We hope the free information provided below is
helpful to you.
Dust Mites In Your Bed the ZERO
a dry vapor steam cleaner killing dust mites as well as flees,
ticks, lice, chiggers,
Killing Bed bugs, carpet beetles, parasites,
viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and other unwanted
organisms is a snap. Very often steaming can eliminate many
odors associated with bacteria and other organisms. It
is extremely easy and uses ZERO
chemicals! Lets face it, no one wants to
sleep in a bed coated with chemicals. Pure, natural "dry"
steam vapor is the answer.
bed is much like sanitizing your carpet, couch, drapes,
pillows or upholstery. Simply power up your steamer and
select the right attachment. For your bed we recommend the
large rectangle area brush. This is the biggest of the
accessories and is the same attachment used for
steam mopping. Simply attach it directly to the wand, pull the
trigger and slowly work it over the entire surface of the
mattress. Make sure to get the sides as well as the top.
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You may also
sanitize your pillows and quilts in this manor. A good way
to be thorough is to leave your covers on and steam the
entire surface of the bedding including the sides. This will
disinfect your quilt. Now take off the quilt and put it to
the side. Carefully steam your pillows on both sides and
place them off to the side.
Now that you
have the covers off simply steam the mattress. To get an
idea on how fast to go when steaming your mattress look at
the illustration the right. It shows a typical full bed.
Starting at the top work your way down to the bottom. This
should take from 30 to 60 seconds per pass. Going at that
speed should give you very good results. Over steaming, can
needlessly make the mattress to moist. Simply repeat this
pattern until you have done the whole top of the mattress
and then do the sides of the mattress and the sides of the
box spring as well. The whole process should only take you
between 5 to 10 minutes.
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Once you have
finished steaming allow the bed to sit for about 30 minutes.
In most cases the mattress is dry to the touch in about 10
to 15 minutes. Once it is mostly dry run a vacuum over it.
It is a good idea to use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and a
beater-bar. The vibration from the beater-bar will help to
shake loose the dead dust mites. Take your time and vacuum
several times. Your goal here is two fold. First, you are
trying to get as many of dust mite parts and droppings out
of the mattress as possible. Second, you are sucking fresh
air through the mattress. This helps ensure the mattress is
dry. Once finished allow the mattress air or fan dry for
another hour or so before you put the covers back on. Note:
It is a good idea to have your blankets washed at this time.
By the way, these extra drying times are just a precaution.
You will probably notice that most of the area will be dry
to the touch in just one or two minutes.
Note: We have
tested many mattresses and found (in our experiance) the steam to be harmless to
all except for two. Water beds and memory foam. If you have
a memory foam mattress the steam may relax the memory
feature of the foam and make it more like regular foam
padding. It will not melt it, but rather change the
properties of it. Just be aware of this fact. If you have
one of those special memory foam mattresses it may alter the
properties of the foam. Take great care if you use a
steamer on a water bed. Be sure you are not causing any
damage to the bladder of the water bed. For the typical
mattress a steamer will work harmlessly. In fact, we believe
you should be more concerned with the biological
contaminates then the properties of the foam.
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Dust Mites In Your Carpet Is Easy!
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With a vapor steam cleaner
killing dust mites as well as flees, ticks, lice, chiggers,
bed bugs, carpet beetles, parasites, viruses, bacteria,
mold, mildew, and other unwanted organisms is a snap. Very
often steaming can eliminate many odors associated with
bacteria and other organisms.
First, fill your vapor steamer up
with clean water. We recommend distilled water but filtered
tap water will work. Plug it in, warm it up, plug in your
hose attachment, and attach your extension poles to the
handle. These extension poles allow you to comfortably stand
while you clean.
For floor and carpet cleaning
you will want to use the large rectangular area brush. This
accessories will spread the steam out evenly across the
surface you are cleaning. All you have to do now is pull the
trigger on the handle and begin cleaning
Simply move the tool over the
carpet in a slow steady motion. There is no need to scrub or
buff. The steam does all of the work. Simply slide the floor
attachment over the carpet while steaming. It is best to
work in patterns. Start from the farthest corner of the room
and work your way out being sure to get the whole carpet.
For those of you with pets this is
an excellent tool for
killing flees around your house without using chemicals.
If done right and with one of
our powerful line of steamers this process will eliminate
virtually all living organisms in your carpet including dust
mites and their eggs, flees and their eggs, ticks, chiggers,
bed bugs, carpet beetles, viruses, odor causing bacteria,
mold, mildew and much more.
The final step is to vacuum
the area very well. It is important to use a quality vacuum
with a good HEPA filter. It is pointless to vacuum up the
remains of the mites and just have them blow through your
vacuum and into the air. Remember, the body parts and
droppings of these insects are the biggest culprits when it
comes to effecting allergy sufferers.
Maintaining your carpet. It
is important to vacuum on a regular bases. Also remember
that mites need a relative humidity of 65% to 75% to thrive.
Consider buying a dehumidifier to remove excess moisture
from the air. Also consider a good air filtration
system. If you keep the area below 65% humidity, vacuum
often and steam at least once a month you will have won a
major victory in the battle to suppress indoor contaminates.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
ABOUT DUST MITES
What are dust-mites ? Dust mites
are semi translucent, spider-like insects found in virtually
everyone's bedding. They belong to the family of
eight-legged creatures called arachnids. This family also
includes chiggers & ticks. These biological contaminates
mostly live off of dead human and
animal skin but also like mold spores, pollen and the moisture our bodies give
off. These biological contaminants are almost everywhere and
can travel through the air as well as be transported by
humans and pets back and forth between bedding, furniture,
rugs, places of business and homes. These ugly spider-like
creatures are too small to be seen with the naked eye. They
are most often concentrated in the place we least want them.
How can they affect
These insects may be small but they pack a unhealthy punch.
They contribute to poor indoor air quality (IAC). The body
parts and excrement for these non parasitic creatures can
trigger sneezing, allergic reactions, cause rashes, watery
eyes, coughing, dizziness, lethargy, breathing difficulties,
depression, and general bad health. It is also believed that
young children exposed to these mites may develop life long
allergies. It is estimated that exposure to dust mite waist,
animal dander and mold cause about 200,000 emergency-room
visits by asthma patients a year and who knows how many more
people suffer needlessly on a daily bases. The bottom line,
dust-mites are unwanted pests! The good news is you can very
effectively fight these unwanted pests with a vapor steam
cleaner and some simple techniques that we will discuss in
the how to section of this page.
How can I
kill these dustmites?
Killing dustmites is very easy. Simply pass a
high powered vapor
steam cleaner over the surface to be cleaned. The super
heated steam kills mites AND their eggs on contact! A good
steam cleaner not only kills mites but also kills bed bugs,
lice, ticks, flees and their eggs. It also kills viruses,
germs, bacteria and much more. These multipurpose vapor
steamers are also excellent
tile and grout cleaners.
They are perfect for cleaning and disinfecting cooking
surfaces, sinks, toilets, steam mopping hard wood floors,
tile floors, car detailing and so much more. Just imagine
cleaning all these surfaces without expensive and harmful
chemicals. Chemical free cleaning is today's reality, the
vapor steam reality.
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can't I just vacuum them out of my bed?
Take a close look at the picture
to your left. Notice that the dust mite is clinging to a
fiber. Vacuuming with a good HEPA filter vacuum may catch
some but when disturbed these little spider like creatures
know how to cling on to things. The only way to effectively
vacuum them out is to first kill them using a
high temperature, low
moisture vapor steamer. Once they are dead, they will no
longer cling to the fibers in your bedding or carpet and can
be vacuumed up.
cleaning service says they can kill them:
Often carpet cleaning
companies brag that they can kill or remove dustmites using
their high moisture hot water vacuum system to extract them.
While it is true they can get a lot, the water is rarely hot
enough to kill them (temps should be above 200 degrees to do
a good job) and in fact, what you can end up with is a wet
carpet all the way down the padding and that is what
dust mites crave, high levels of moisture. Once they are
done, you may end up with a dust mite outbreak even worse
then before they came.
Some cleaning services may offer to put chemicals on your
bed or carpet. We strongly recommend against this approach.
No matter how they sell it, keep in mind that insecticides
are just not good for us. They may also say that their
product is natural but remember, there are many all natural
compounds in nature that are still bad for us. All natural
super heated, low
moisture vapor steam is the only safe and easy to
accomplish the task of killing dust mites.
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history fact: Anton
Van Leeuwenhoek, the inventor of the microscope reported way
back in 1694 that mites live in dust. Now, more than 315
years later it is an undeniable, established fact!
Scientists now not only know they exist, but they exist by
the millions in a typical household. Worse yet, they are a
major contributor to indoor pollution and allergy problems
around the world.
Where do they
live? Dust mites are
found anywhere there are humans, animals, warm temperatures
around 70 degrees F. and relative humidity levels of about
65% to 75%. Mites are found all over the world from the
Hawaiian islands to Europe, Russia, Asia and of course, the
United States and Canada. Dust mites like to live in
bedding. That means the mattress and pillows you rest your
head in every night. The picture to the right depicts a
dustmite crawling through the fibers of a bed. Typically a mattress can have from
100,000 to 10 million mites inside. These spider like
creatures are also found in carpets and furniture as well as
in dust you find on surfaces in the home. The sad truth is
your bed is their palace. The like these places for good
reasons. For a mite you are an excellent source of food (dead
skin cells), warmth and moisture. That is why they are most
often concentrated our beds.
What do these
mites eat? Dust mites
feast off of the millions of dead skin cells we shed while
we sleep. They also thrive in the warmth and absorb the
moisture our bodies give off as we sleep. For this reason our
beds are favorite breading grounds for these eight-legged
What does a
dust mite look like ?
A picture is worth a thousand
words so have a look at the images on this page. They are
semi translucent, 8 legged spider like creatures with
exoskeletons. They belong to the arachnid family. To give
you an idea of their size, about 10 can fit inside the
period at the end of this sentence. Under a microscope the
ventral view of the house dust mite reveals long setae
(hairs) extending from the outer margins of the body and
shorter ones on the rest. Through the microscope, one will
see many oval shaped mites scuttling around over one
How big are
are about 250 to 300 microns (gm) in length. To give you
some idea of their size about 10 can fit in the period at
the end of this sentence. There can be as many as 19,000
mites in one gram of dust but usually between 100 to 500
mites live in each gram. A gram is about the weight of a
paper clip. To the left you can see a single dust mite
clinging to a fiber.
How long do dustmites live? The
life cycle of a dust mite is about 30 days. They are fast
breeders. just 1000 females can multiply into millions in
just a few months.
What is the
life cycle of a dust-mite?
Egg-laying females can add 25-30 new mites to the population
during their lifetime. The
mites live about 30 days. Using these basic numbers we can
compute the speed at which mites may reproduce. Lets say
you get a new mattress. Say within the first few hours or
days 1000 female mites manage to get into the mattress,
perhaps carried from the couch or floor by you or your pet.
Now lets say you don't take steps to stop them from
following is an illustration on how fast they may become a
problem. We will multiply 1000 female mites times 25
offspring for each female. In one month that becomes 25,000
mites. Now divide that number in half allowing for half male
mites. That is 12,500 females. Now they produce 25 more
offspring each and you have 300,000 live mites by the end of
the second month. By the end of the 6 months it is possible
to have millions living, breading, and leaving unhealthy
waist in your bed. Generation after generation living in and under your
sheets. A good steamer
and some common sense tactics
can help end this cycle.
How many dust
mites are living in my mattress?
Without proper testing it is
impossible for us to say. Dust mite populations rise and
fall with variations in relative humidity, food
room temperature. We can however give you some
estimates. In poor conditions it may be as few as 100,000 to
10,000,000 and in ideal breading conditions. Dust mite
populations can rise and fall dramatically as conditions
change. We will teach you how to change the conditions in
your home to help reduce their population.
conditions do dust mites like?
Dust mites like temperatures above
70 degrees F. They also like their environment to have a
relative humidity of about 65 to 75% They also need a good
food source. Human and pet skin/dander as well as mold
spores make perfect meals for the mites. We will teach you
how to create ideal conditions in the how to section of this
Steam mopping can rid
your hard floors of mites and other biological contaminants! You can
steam mop hard wood floors, ceramic tile, marble, natural stone, and
artificial floors like linoleum. Don't just mop your floor, steam mop it
for true cleaning AND disinfecting power.
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