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    thermal shock kills bacteria and parasites

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kill germs & bacteria

kill germs & bacteria


With prolonged periodic use, over time, bacteria and viruses become resistant to treatment by chemical products.
This can have grave repercussions in environments where hygiene is an absolute imperative, as in the food and medical industries. Over time, it is necessary to increase the amount of detergents and disinfectants used to maintain the required hygienic results.
This increases the risk of chemical contamination of food products. In addition, as many people are allergic to detergents, their usage can have serious effects in hospital environments.

Pathogenic agents are not resistant to the thermal shock of vapor cleaning. Research has demonstrated that Menikini saturated steam treatment eliminates 99% of bacterial fungi and mold on virtually any surface. Unlike other cleaning methods, vapor is able to enter into all surface cracks and crevasses. Even with frequent vapor cleaning, pathogenic agents are unable to build up immunity to the thermal shock.
The absence of water, the instantaneous drying of the cleaned surfaces and the reduced use of detergents are all factors which help maintain the optimum sanitary conditions.

fight allergies & diseases

fight allergies & diseases


Allergens produced by house dust mites are among the most common triggers of asthma. There are at least 15 mite allergens.
Studies have shown that a significant portion of adult asthma is due to atopic sensitization to dust mites. It has been estimated that as many as 1.2 billion people could have some form of chronic sensitization to dust mites.
Typical symptoms of house dust mite allergies are itchiness, sneezing, inflamed or infected eczema, watering/reddening eyes, runny nose and clogging in the lungs.

The environment of bedding is optimal for most dust mites, and comparative studies have shown that the density of dust mites in mattresses to be on average greater than 2500 per gram of dust.
Cleaning beds with most vacuum cleaners will not remove dust mite allergens, but instead throw them into the air and increase their volatility.
Exposure to a high temperature shock will typically prove fatal to house dust mites. Cleaning with dry steam at lethal temperatures has been shown to be sufficient to kill all the dust mites in bedding.

protect your loved ones from parasites

protect your loved ones from parasites


  • ticks
    These small arachnids are living on the blood of mammals and birds. They are vectors of a number of grave diseases. They are often brought into the home by pets. There are often alarming stories of ticks infesting trains and other public transport. Vapor cleaning is the best weapon against these infestations. Vapor also penetrates into cracks and crevasses where ticks can hide.
  • bedbugs
    An old pest re-emerging with a vengeance. The presence of bedbugs throughout the world has taken the human population like a Tsunami. Pest management specialists have had to play catch up on how to successfully combat these persistent blood sucking insects. We have now learned that bed bug management cannot be accomplished using pesticides alone. A systematic approach is needed. Until recently, professionals were recommending throwing away affected box springs and mattresses. Fortunately, today we have discovered that dry steam when applied to the mattresses, couches and carpets will virtually eliminate all stages of the bedbugs including the hard to kill eggs. Vacuuming helps, but it will not remove all of the bedbug eggs that are stuck to the mattress and other surface. Even vigorous vacuuming will not remove all of the eggs.
  • mites and acari
    Mites cause several forms of allergic diseases, including hay fever, asthma and eczema and are known to aggravate atopic dermatitis. Mites are usually found in warm and humid locations, including beds. It is thought that inhalation of mites during sleep exposes the human body to some antigens that induce hypersensitivity reaction.
    Dust mite allergens are thought to be among the heaviest dust allergens. Treatment of mite allergy starts with avoidance. Regular steam sanitizing of mattresses and blankets can help in this regard.
  • fleas
    This small wingless jumping insect feeds on the blood of mammals and birds. It sometimes transmits diseases through its bite. Combatting a flea infestation in the home takespatience because for every flea found on an animal, there could be many more developing in the home.
    The environment should be treated with a spray insecticide. Frequent vacuuming is very helpful, but the vacuum bag must be disposed of immediately afterwards. The combination of dry steam and vacuuming should eliminate fleas definitely from the environment.
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General Vapeur is the largest producer of steam generators in Italy and an international leader in dry steam cleaning. Our steam generators and cleaners represent the top for industrial and professional applications and are available in different configurations.
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