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 water and 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
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
Surfaces 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 pipes, 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 air 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 tasks.
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
OR POISONS. 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
the surface with a tannic acid solution. This may be difficult
to do with carpets, couches and mattresses, or your best
coat which probably is the most highly contaminated. The
vapor system comes to the rescue in this case because
you with a method of penetrating all of these surfaces thoroughly
with temperatures in excess of 220 degrees F. The heat
the mites without over wetting the surfaces. Minimal wetting
is important because mites favor a humid environment.
the vapor system's fine hot mist prevents this from occurring.
The articles treated are completely dry in a matter of
- not hours. After treating a surface it is recommended that
you vacuum it thoroughly with a HEPA equipped vacuum to
any particulate matter. Fleas, flea eggs and flea larvae
are also killed by short term exposure to high temperature
carried by very fine vapor reaching into the pores and pockets
of fabric and carpets. No poisons here to affect children,
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 cleaning procedures as well as remove
odors, such as perfumes, from garments and other fabrics.
In addition, using the system provides you with a means to
sanitize many critical surfaces which are important to your
health without using odiferous toxic germicides. However,
if you suffer from chronic and severe chemical sensitivity,
you should have someone else actually do the work, particularly
during the initial cleanup. Because the system even reaches
into the pores of fabric and hard surfaces, it will drive
out contaminates and chemical residue from those surfaces.
This may have an adverse effect on you until those contaminates
are completely removed. For more information, contact us through
If you reside in North America, the answer
is very straight forward. This system, while having been
available in Europe for several years, is just now being introduced
into the North American market. Because our electrical power
supply is different from the European electrical system, the
products were re-engineered for use here. Safe-minded suppliers
have also taken it upon themselves to be sure that safety
approvals such as Underwriters Laboratory or ETL listings
were in place before introducing them to this market.
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
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 Residential
You can also see a demonstration
at your nearest Advanced Vapor Technologies Dealer.