The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has business leaders seeking new ways to protect their facilities from contamination and prevent the spread of the pathogen. Initial CDC reports indicate that the pathogen can remain on surfaces for several days, while investigation of a cruise ship of infected passengers showed the virus still active on surfaces after more than two weeks.


With the growing risk of severe illness and fatalities related to coronavirus in the United States, it is important for businesses to use the proper tools and cleaning methods to reduce the risk of infection. For spaces and items that cannot be cleaned using traditional detergent and cleaning chemicals, steam cleaning has become a viable cleaning method to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Electro-Steam is a prominent OEM manufacturer of electric steam generators for customers around the world. Our superior electric-fired miniature boilers are thoroughly inspected for quality and functionality.

Our broad selection of steam generators are easily customized to meet an expansive range of sanitation and cleaning applications, so you can be sure that your home or business is thoroughly disinfected and safe.

Why Use Dry Steam to Fight the Coronavirus?

In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the CDC recommends cleaning and disinfecting surfaces regularly using detergent and soap followed by disinfecting measures. For areas that are hard to reach, such as surface cracks and crevices, our dry steam cleaners eliminate 99% of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and molds. Even with frequent vapor cleaning, pathogens have proven unable to build immunity against the high temperatures produced by commercial steam cleaners.

In addition, steam cleaners clean surfaces without the use of detergents, thereby reducing exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

Dry Steam Kills Viruses & Bacteria

The elimination of the coronavirus from surfaces typically requires cleaning with soaps and detergents, but some items cannot be cleaned using these chemicals. Steam cleaning is an acceptable—and often superior—alternative to detergents.

Viruses and bacteria also develop immunity to cleaning chemicals over time. Dry steam is an ideal option for sanitizing surfaces without producing chemically resistant strains of pathogens. Steam cleaning is therefore widely used in medical, food processing, and pharmaceutical industries as an FDA-approved means of sanitizing equipment.

Clean Surfaces Which are Often Touched

The CDC recommends that touched surfaces are thoroughly cleaned regularly to prevent the spread of COVID-19. These surfaces may include:

  • Desks
  • Countertops
  • Door handles/knobs
  • Faucet handles
  • Floors
  • Bathroom surfaces
  • Walls
  • Tables and chairs

This list is by no means comprehensive. Any surface that is regularly touched should be cleaned on a daily basis. Steam cleaning effectively cleans any of these surfaces, while also facilitating the sanitation of hard to clean crevices and materials.

For specialized food processing equipment, we offer dedicated steam cleaning systems that provide FDA-approved sanitation of surfaces in industrial kitchens, beverage manufacturing facilities, baking kitchens, and packaging systems. Our industrial steam cleaning solutions keep equipment and materials clean without the need for hands-on cleaning that can result in unwanted contamination or damage to equipment.

Dry Steam Cleaners from Electro-Steam

Electro-Steam is pleased to offer the highest quality dry steam cleaners, including our Eagle Series Dry Steam Cleaners, Eagle Series TruBlu Dry Steam Cleaners, and a variety of Menikini steam cleaner products. We are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service with superior steam cleaning solutions for commercial and industrial applications alike. Our steam cleaners are easily customized to meet our customers’ specific needs, and our highly knowledgeable staff can help you decide which system is right for you.

To learn more about our dry steam cleaners and ways in which they can prevent the spread of deadly pathogens, contact us today.