Steam Australia machines are scientifically proven to kill up to 99.999% of bacteria and viral agents, including COVID-19*

* Tests have shown that the efficacy of Steam Australia dry steam cleaning units kill up to 99.999% of bacteria, with a wiping speed of 20cm/second. ¹
** Surrogate test virus used, Modified Vaccinia Virus Ankara (MVA) – Official surrogate test virus for all enveloped viruses. ²

¹ Expert Opinion Dr. Jochen Steinmann—C/O Dr. Brill, Partmer GmbH, Institut für Hygiene und Mikrobiologie, Bremen, 18-06-2020.
² After passing examinations with MVA an activity against all enveloped viruses including members of the virus family orthomyxoviridae (incl. all human influenza viruses) and coronaviridae (like mERS-CoV, SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2) is achieved.

Certification Dr. Steinman and Dr. Brill, Institute of Hygiene and Microbiology
COVID-19 Molecule

Steam and COVID-19

According to Professor Bloomfield from UNLV, “to actively kill the virus [COVID-19] you need temperatures of around 60 degrees [Celsius]”. To be effective, it is important to break down the mucus surrounding the virus and kill it with temperature. Steam is the recommended process for sanitising a viral agent of any soft furnishings or carpet, by the Australian Government, International Cruise Liners Infectious Guidelines and also specifically against Covid-19 recommended by the United Kingdom Government. 

Steam Australia’s quality dry steam machines produce steam at >170°C which penetrates deep into the surface leaving surfaces clean, sanitised and dry ready for immediate use. The high temperatures produced by using our steam machines, drastically reduces the contact time required to kill bacteria and viral agents, such as COVID-19.

It is important to deep clean and sanitise high touch points (HTPs) on hard and soft surfaces with the use of dry steam. This is to ensure infection control and is required multiple times per day especially after busy periods. HTP’s include but are not limited to, door handles, chairs, hand railings, sinks/taps, car furnishings and more.

Steam Australia works closely with hospitals in Australia and New Zealand in terms of infection prevention and control. See our range of dry steam cleaners here.

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