A vapor system may look like a vacuum - it is
not. It is not the conventional "steam" cleaner nor is it a
pressure washer. It is a new system that uses only a little
a little electricity to sanitize, clean and deodorize virtually
any surface - without using chemicals.
Using less than a gallon of tap water, this multi-purpose
system creates a low moisture vapor that carries heat to the
surface you wish to treat. The heat combined with light agitation
does the work for you. This system comes with a variety of accessories
creating a system that can be used on an unlimited number of applications.
The system can be used for carpets as well as oven cleaning. The
process eliminates chemical residues while sanitizing the surface
being treated. Because so little water is consumed, approximately
1.5 quarts per hour, it's virtually "mess free". The vapor system
is quiet and portable, allowing for use anytime and anywhere.
An oxymoron? Perhaps. This describes a system that
produces a high temperature, low moisture vapor. The vapor contains
only 5% to 6% water and is much less dense than the air we breathe.
Over the past few years, you have been exposed to products being
promoted as "steam cleaners" that in fact use no steam at all, maybe
warm water on a good day. These so called 'steam machines' spray
on large amounts of water using quantities described in 'gallons
per minute'. You may ask, "Where's the steam?" The vapor system,
by contrast, is equipped to safely produce thousands of gallons
of live dry steam using only about 1.5 quarts of water per hour.
This significant difference relates directly to the versatility
and capabilities of the vapor system. It is unlike anything you
have used before. It is mess free with temperatures hot enough to
kill bacteria and germs, emulsify grease and oil as well as other
surface contaminates. The system is also quiet and portable so it
can be used anywhere at anytime.
The system is practical for any surface with the
exception of those surfaces that are extremely heat sensitive.
such as silks, some very thin plastics, and some types of velour
upholstery must be treated with great care. The system has additional
uses besides sanitation. Defrosting freezers, thawing frozen
dusting and misting live plants and polishing
jewelry are but a few of the non-cleaning applications. The use
of the system in general contributes directly to better indoor
quality by reducing chemical residuals and removing airborne particles.
The system only uses clean, clear, potable water.
No chemical is used in this system.
The water is put into a special tank or boiler
that super heats the water and changes it into a hot "dry" mist
or vapor. Therefore the name - vapor system. The unique benefit
of this system is that it produces a low moisture, high temperature
vapor that carries only about 6% (six percent) water. We like to
call this a "Dry" Steam Vapor because so little water is left behind
and so little is used. This patented system gives us the proven
power of heat to safely sanitize and clean while reducing chemical
use. Carpets are dry within minutes. Floors are also dry within
a few minutes. This reduces the time and effort required for many
The system uses only potable water and heat to
sanitize and clean. This reduces the amounts and residues of "chemical"
cleaning. This lowers your exposure to toxins and helps prevent
further degradation of the environment at the same time. It also
saves us from pouring expensive chemicals down the drain. Flushing
waste down the drain ultimately contributes to the contamination
of our limited fresh water resources and is costing us more in the
form of more expensive sewer treatment as well.
The system produces only low pressures, usually
in the range of 50 to 60 PSI. The low pressure creates a very safe,
and easy to use system. Low pressures are also essential for getting
the job done without making a huge mess. The work is done by the
heat concentrated at the work surface. The heat dissipates quickly
once the vapor expands into the atmosphere. This system is designed
to be used through "surface contact" with the areas of concern.
Our existing cleaning regimen consists of applying
a chemical or abrasive cleaner, then wiping or scrubbing the surface
until the contaminant appears to be removed. This method is superficial
at best, requires much physical effort, often degrades the surface,
exposes our skin and lungs to harsh or toxic fumes and leaves behind
chemical residuals which dull and attract dirt to the finished surface.
The vapor system removes surface contaminants without degrading
the surface. The heat combined with very fine water particles penetrates
even the pores - whatever the surface. This proven process thoroughly
removes contaminants plus leaves the surface free of residuals.
Visually superior results are achieved with less effort and no exposure
to potentially discomforting or harmful chemical effects. The vapor
system also allows you to sanitize and deodorize areas that are
impossible to treat mechanically or chemically. Why not let the
heat do the work? It's easier and does a better job in less time.
Depending on the application, the dirt loosened
by the vapor system is simultaneously absorbed in a terry cloth
bonnet, or rinsed or wiped away using an absorbent cloth.
The vapor system, unlike other cleaning or pest
control methods, uses heat to do the work, NOT CHEMICALS OR
Let's consider the dust mite, which lives in our clothes, mattresses,
carpets and upholstery. The recommended treatment for dust mites
is to launder the concerned item in water at a temperature of at
least 130 degrees F, or treat the surface with a tannic acid
This may be difficult to do with carpets, couches and mattresses,
or your best suit coat which probably is the most highly contaminated.
The vapor system comes to the rescue in this case because it provides
you with a method of penetrating all of these surfaces thoroughly
with temperatures in excess of 220 degrees F. The heat kills the
mites without over wetting the surfaces. Minimal wetting is
because mites favor a humid environment. Using the vapor system's
fine hot mist prevents this from occurring. The articles treated
are completely dry in a matter of minutes - not hours. After treating
a surface it is recommended that you vacuum it thoroughly with
HEPA equipped vacuum to remove any particulate matter. Fleas, flea
eggs and flea larvae are also killed by short term exposure
temperature heat carried by very fine vapor reaching into the pores
and pockets of fabric and carpets. No poisons here to affect
pets, or indoor air quality.
Because this system uses only water, you are not
introducing anything into your environment that has NEW chemicals
or NEW odors which may affect your well being. Using the system
will actually remove chemical residuals left behind from previous
procedures as well as remove odors, such as perfumes, from garments
and other fabrics. In addition, using the system provides you
a means to sanitize many critical surfaces which are important
to your health without using odiferous toxic germicides. However,
you suffer from chronic and severe chemical sensitivity, you should
have someone else actually do the work, particularly during
initial cleanup. Because the system even reaches into the pores
of fabric and hard surfaces, it will drive out contaminates
chemical residue from those surfaces. This may have an adverse
effect on you until those contaminates are completely removed.
information, contact us through e-mail!
If you reside in North America, the answer is
very straight forward. This system, while having been available
Europe for several years, is just now being introduced into the
North American market. Because our electrical power supply is
from the European electrical system, the products were re-engineered
for use here. Safety-minded suppliers have also taken it upon
to be sure that safety approvals such as Underwriters Laboratory
or ETL listings were in place before introducing them to this
This technology is closely related to the espresso
machine. The manufacturer is located in Northern Italy where the
espresso technology has been produced for many years. Advanced Vapor
Technologies is your source for a variety of "Healthy Home" products.
Advanced Vapor Technologies also has several vapor systems for the
commercial market that are available and are being used by a wide
variety of businesses. For more information on the Advanced Vapor
Technologies product line, check out our Products Pages.
Yes they are. Many of the systems are being used
in hospitals, retirement care facilities, the food service industry,
hospitality industry, and government institutions such as schools
and universities. The use of this system improves indoor air quality,
reduces the physical effort involved with cleaning and provides
a more thorough approach to cleaning. Because the use of chemicals
is reduced and because water does not involve the regulatory requirements
that many cleaning chemicals require, the system requires less management
time and reduces paperwork. For more information or a free demonstration
of this remarkable product, write us for the dealer nearest you.
Good question. The models vary with the number
and type of accessories, their tank capacity, and a variety of control
features. The best way to determine which is best for you is to
visit an authorized Advanced Vapor Technologies dealer. They can
show you the differences and you can see how the system relates
to your specific needs. To find the dealer nearest you please contact
For a look at how the system might work for you,
please visit our Commercial
You can also see a demonstration at your nearest Advanced Vapor
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