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The Wonders Of Steam Steam is produced when water is subjected to a heat source. This will essentially cause the water to agitate hard enough for the water molecules to break their molecular bonds and separate into individual molecules which will then escape in a gaseous or vapour form. If during this heating process, pressure is added, then super heated steam will be produced. Even ordinary steam has many uses but high pressure steam in particular, has many useful industrial applications in our daily lives as it can be considered a simple and clean form of energy. Among the various areas where it can be applied are Agricultural, Domestic, Electricity Generation (or Cogeneration), Energy storage, Sterilization and Cleaning. Living in a clean and hygienic environment has many benefits and advantages. Foremost of which is that the incidence of poor health will be reduced due to a lower probability of being exposed to disease causing germs and bacteria. Being healthy in turn makes us more productive and maybe even more creative. Ironically, the usual process used for cleaning includes a lot of harsh chemicals which could be deleterious at several levels. First, these harsh chemicals could be dangerous to the building as well as the health of the inhabitants. Second, these chemicals could be hazardous or harmful to our environment. It was only when society in general started the move towards being more aware of our environment that efforts to develop more natural methods of cleaning were explored. The rationale was that if we preserve our environment, then we automatically improve our health. Hence, although the cleaning and sterilizing power of steam has been known for a long time, it was only with this trend towards a more benevolent attitude towards our environment advanced that steam pressure cleaning was seriously developed as an effective cleaning method. In London, one of the foremost proponents of steam or hot water pressure cleaning is Immaculate Exteriors. Their expertise in using steam pressure or hot water pressure to clean exterior surfaces means that they wouldn't need to always scrub or use detergent. In addition, since this method cleans so much more efficiently

than a cold water machine, less water is used, thereby helping to preserve a valuable resource - water. It also means that, as the heat is doing a lot of the work, less pressure can be used to remove stains. Using less excessive pressure translates to a lower possibility of masonry surfaces, pointing or fragile surfaces such as UPVC being damaged. To learn more about their various clients, Click here at their website

The wonders of steam