17 May 2010

Steam Cleaners for the Kitchen: How to Prevent Food-Borne Infections

Steam Cleaners for Kitchen
A residential kitchen handles, stores, and serves food to the family. Commercial kitchens, on the other hand, cater to a large number of people depending on capacity. It can be challenging to keep kitchens clean, hygienic, and germ free when you are running a restaurant business. You need quick, no fuss cleaning equipment capable of dealing with the three major requirements of the restaurant owner: productivity, sanitization, and stain removal. To achieve all three, consider purchasing a steam cleaner for optimal cleanliness.

The most critical places that need cleaning are stoves, ovens, refrigerators, grills, freezers, waste bins, and dumpsters. Food residues that stick to the walls of these appliances are a health hazard. Given the right temperature and humidity levels, they can encourage the growth of harmful bacteria, such as Salmonella, Staphylococcus, E. coli, and Botulinum. Food residues also attract pests, such as roaches and rodents. Steam cleaners are a safe and effective way of cleaning this residue without introducing new threats (such as detergent or chemical residues).

Steam cleaners from Daimer® use dry vapor with a five percent water content that can be heated to extremely high temperatures as high as 360°F. The heat breaks down food deposits so they can be removed easily. Many of Daimer®'s KleenJet® steam cleaners have special HEPA filters to remove tiny microorganisms and allergens, leaving the surface almost completely free from germs. ATIS® is another beneficial technology offered by Daimer®. As tested in independent labs, this technology kills more than 99% percent of harmful bacteria, making commercial kitchens cleaner and safer.

For additional cleaning power, use steam cleaners with green detergents where needed. Daimer® offers Eco-Green® cleaning chemicals for use on different surfaces. For instance, restaurant owners may benefit from Eco-Green® Oven, Grill, and BBQ cleaner as well as the Grease Trap Degreaser and Treatment formula. These non-toxic detergents are safe for many surfaces and do not leave behind traces of toxic chemicals. Daimer® supplies the best quality commercial steam cleaners and green chemicals for use in businesses, offices, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, and hotels. Visit www.daimer.com to learn more.

06 May 2010

How to Steam Clean Condenser Coils

Clean Condenser Coils
Condenser coils should be cleaned regularly to save on electricity costs and to provide optimal cooling. When they eject air, condenser coils tend to attract dust, germs, pollen, mold, leaves, animal hair, and fine linen strands. The traditional method of cleaning condenser coils is sponge scrubbing with soap and water. The problem with this method is that it may not clean the coils completely. Moreover, strong chemicals in the detergent may even damage them. Therefore, using steam cleaners for cleaning coils is the best option.

Steam cleaners rarely require the use of detergents, though green coil cleaners, like Eco-Green® Evaporator Coil Cleaner, can be used in conjunction with the system to speed up the cleaning process. The superheated steam ejected by top grade machine from Daimer® loosens dirt, while the attached vacuum suctions it off the surface. Daimer®, a well known distributor of cleaning equipment, offers steam cleaners with temperature levels as high as 360°F and pressure levels up to 150 psi. Some steam cleaners are equipped with the vacuum facility, as discussed above, so that residual dirt can be removed from the surface without manual handling.

To clean the coils, point the nozzle on the coil and apply steam at a low pressure level. Make sure the steam is applied in the direction of the fins to prevent creasing. Steam cleaning condenser coils is perfectly safe as long as you follow these guidelines and other instructions by the manufacturers and dealers.

Make sure the coil is in good condition before you apply steam. High temperatures can damage worn out coils further. Particularly dangerous is corrosion of the fin and coil joint. Never use steam cleaners on damaged coils. To ensure optimum safety, replace coils when they wear out.

Daimer® retails many steam cleaners and accessories required for cleaning condenser coils. Visit www.daimer.com to learn more about these machines.
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