The very best Dry Steam Vapor Cleaning products utilize a profound technology that has revolutionized the way to provide the cleanest possible home and office environments – TANCS!
First, it would be intelligent to take a step back and reiterate the nature of a Dry Steam Vapor Cleaner. This cleaning product – in it’s best and most popular form – typically resembles a small beach ball with an attached hose. Inside the body of the Vapor Cleaner resides a boiler (the best boilers are stainless steel) which will heat water to a bit over 300F. At this temperature, an intense, dry steam is formed.
This steam is then dispersed in a controlled fashion through the hose and out through whatever particular accessory is mounted to the end of the hose (or, wands mounted on the end of the hose). This method of cleaning – developed in Europe in the 1980’s – allows for cleaning virtually any surface using the awesome power of steam – without chemicals!
This has three immediate benefits. The first is that oneself can clean windows, rugs, floor, walls, upholstery, etc. in a living room, or, the toilet, the sink, the shower, the tile, etc. in the bathroom, and the stove, the counter, the floor, the dishwasher, etc. in the kitchen. Almost any kind of surface can be cleaned using this process.
The second benefit is that the process of cleaning is highly effective. The power of dry steam (called “dry” because the water content in a first-quality dry steam vapor cleaner is only about 5%) to clean and disinfect is terrific. The activity of the heat in the steam lifts soils very quickly with a minimum of effort from almost any surface. While the particular nozzle being used for any particular task has to, of necessity, be moved across the surface, it is not typically used in a forceful, scrubbing action – the heat does the cleaning.
The last benefit is that this cleaning process is accomplished without chemicals. Chemicals invariably contain toxins. Toxins are detrimental to human health and, by eliminating the toxins from the cleaning process, one is able to clean “chemical-free” – a huge advantage in the cleaning process. TANCS is the only technology world-wide that ensures that the cleaning process results in disinfection of the surface being cleaned – without chemicals!
What is TANCS?: TANCS is an acronym for Thermal Nano Crystal Sanitation. This is a worldwide exclusive on a proprietary water treatment component.. This device results in a product that is the ultimate microbe killer. Using this process, nano crystals are formed within tap water. When this water is superheated these crystals accelerate and operate like nano cluster bombs.
HOW DOES TANCS WORK?: TANCS destroys micro-organisms by disruption of the cell membrane. Due to the activity of the nano crystals, the cell membranes are destroyed on contact.
HOW EFFECTIVE IS IT?: Nelson Labs of Utah certified that a 7-second exposure to TANCS steam vapor produces a 5 – 7 log reduction in microbes and was consistently achieved on all microbes tested. This is thousands of times better than any direct-applied water disinfecting process using chemicals. Chemical disinfection requires dwell times of several minutes. This means that, to kill microbes, the chemical has to be thoroughly applied – generally in the absence of any soil load (meaning, the surface has to be completely free of all soils first) – and allowed to soak without drying for up to ten minutes. In addition, most sanitizers and disinfectants stipulate that they are not effective on non-porous surfaces (read, countertops). Simply stated, most chemical usages for disinfection in the field (i.e., your house or office) can be ineffective. TANCS, on the other hand, not only disinfects immediately, it works thousands of times better.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISINFECTION & SANTIZING: Sanitizing is defined as killing microbes; but, only a percentage of them. Disinfection is almost a complete kill process – everything ceases wiggling…
HOW IS TANCS USED?: TANCS is available only as a component part of a LadyBugXL Dry Steam Vapor Cleaner.
WHAT IN THE WORLD IS THAT LADYBUG THING? A Dry Steam Vapor Cleaner uses a simple, wonderful cleaning process whereby the awesome power of steam is safely utilized to enable fast, effective cleaning of almost any surface – without chemicals. This includes walls, windows, mirrors, grout, floors of any type including wood, ceramic & tile, rugs, upholstery, pillows, mattresses, stoves, refrigerators, toilets, showers & tubs, patio, deck, etc. The process cleans instantly with a minimum of effort, and, with the proper temperature, sanitizes. In the case of the LadyBugXL or LadyBug Tekno models with TANCS, it will disinfect.
EUROPEAN VAPOR CLEANERS: The wide-spread use of Steam Vapor Cleaners has been common in Europe for almost three decades. All the best equipment is made in Europe – they have the technology and the track-record. There has recently been a surge of low-priced models available from manufacturers in the United States; however, typically, they have no quality. It is the old but true (albeit ungrammatical) adage that you get what you pay for.
300 F TEMPERATURE: A good Steam Vapor Cleaner, at a minimum, has to do one thing very well. It has to produce a steam that is above a certain temperature – approximately about 3000 F; otherwise, by the time the steam travels the distance required from the unit to the end of the particular accessory being used, it is little more than a warm/hot mist. Not only will this not adequately clean the surface, it simply won’t sanitize – the temperature is much too low.
The sanitizing capability is one of the key abilities of a good-quality Steam Vapor Cleaner. Such a unit, at the proper temperatures, will sanitize a surface being cleaned – dust mites, mold, bacteria, fleas, etc. will be destroyed without the use of harsh or environmentally damaging chemicals! As well, a good Steam Vapor Cleaner removes the “drudge” from household or office cleaning chores – the steam does the work! It is amazing how easy it is to clean with one of these units.
ACCESSORIES: A good Steam Vapor Cleaner also provides for a complete set of accessories for any conceivable cleaning task. The uses to which a Steam Vapor Cleaner can be put, then, are almost endless – the proverbial 1001 tasks become much easier and faster with a Steam Vapor Cleaner. The accessories enable cleaning and sanitizing in one, simple operation. Windows, floors (ceramic and hardwood), carpets & rugs, upholstery, drapes, mini-blinds, kitchen countertops, sinks and appliances (degrease and remove baked-on deposits on the stove or in the oven without caustic oven degreasers or the damaging, high heat of self-clean ovens), showers, tubs, toilets, nurseries, pet areas, etc. – all can be cleaned, deodorized and sanitized with a minimum of effort.
CONTINUOUS FILL/USE: It is cautioned that the consumer purchase a unit that offers a continuous-fill feature. If this is not available, the user has to halt cleaning in the middle of the task, carefully bleed off the pressure from the chamber, refill and then wait an average of fifteen minutes for the unit to reheat the water. This is an annoyance and a great inconvenience. A continuous-fill unit, on the other hand, “beeps” the user to alert them to add water to the non-pressurized water reservoir, and the cleaning process can continue with absolutely no “downtime”. This is a major advantage found only on the better systems.”