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Dry Steam: The Best Way to Sanitise Surfaces in a Hospital & Health Environment

Clean surfaces and kill bacteria and viral agents such as COVID-19

Steam Australia's quality dry steam machines produce steam at >176°C which penetrate deep into the surface leaving them clean, santised and dry ready for immediate use.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are currently taking back orders for our next shipment arriving in Australia in April

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Why Dry Steam Cleaning?


  • Reduces chemical usage up to 100%
  • Reduces water usage up to 90%
  • Reduces the cost of water and waste disposal
  • Enables faster cleaning times, allowing staff to clean more areas; and
  • Improves facility cleanliness.

Easy & Efficient

  • Reduced cleaning time, including terminal cleans
  • Improved cleaning outcomes both visually and microbiologically
  • Improved staff moral – less tired as less physical effort involved in cleaning
  • Reduced OHS risk and cost

Environmentally Friendly

  • Uses significantly less water and minimal to no chemicals;
  • Reduces chemical waste;
  • Creates a clean, dry and sanitised environment; and
  • Quickly kills germs, bacteria, dust mites, bed bugs and other parasites

A Tool for Every Cleaning Job

Australian infection control guidelines recommend steam as the only way to sanitise soft surfaces or carpet in the event of a viral outbreak.

Dry steam cleaning is a cost effective and time saving cleaning method. All departments can benefit from the improved results provided by the use of dry steam, from housekeeping to catering, ensuring that infection control and visual cleanliness is always at its best.

Using a maximum of 5 litres of water per hour, dry steam will deep clean far more effectively than traditional methods. Steam penetrates deep into the surface, easily removing dirt, grease and grime from the otherwise unreached areas.

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Steam only machines are exactly that – steam only. They have one function and that is to provide high quality dry steam to complete the task easily.


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Information on hospital wide roll out of steam and microfibre has become much more available in recent years. Ask us for more information as to how this new technology and cleaning methods can help improve your:

  • Environment and sustainability goals
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Staff moral
  • Economical outcomes
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Frequently Asked Questions

If cleaning is being performed in an area suspected of being contaminated with the virus the appropriate PPE should always be worn. Introducing a steam cleaner does not require additional PPE.

Frequently touched points should be cleaned at least twice daily and more so after busy periods (i.e. reception desks, waiting room chairs, ER chairs).

The Australian Governments guidelines provided by the CDNA recommend steam cleaning soft surfaces and a carpets in the event of viral agents. This recommendation is inline with governments around the world.

The UK government recommends steam specifically against Covid-19.

No, the research does not support this. Our machines reach >170°C. Both Monash Health and the NHS in England have tested dry steam to see if it can spread anything. They tested this by sampling the air, vapor and additionally placed settle plates around the room and found that the steam did NOT spread anything.

No. You should always use a microfibre cloth proven to remove atleast 99.9% of micro-organisms. Most microfibre commercially available do not meet these standards.

Disposable microfibre is always recommended in the case of an infectious organism.

Steam Australia can supply suitable microfibre which has been proven within hospitals for use with our machines.

Professor Bloomfield from UNLV says "to actively kill the virus you need temperatures of around 60 degrees [Celsius]". Our machines are heated to >176°C drastically reducing the contact time required.

Steam is also the recommended process for sanitising a viral agent of any soft furnishings or carpet by the Australian Government and specifically against COVID-19 by the United Kingdom Government.

Yes, our machines can be used on nearly any surface. Our dry steam cleaners and recommended microfibre cloths are being used as the sole cleaning method in hospitals within Australia and New Zealand. Combining these two cleaning technologies has seen a statistically significant improvement on achieving a reduction in hospital acquired infections and improved cleaning efficacy. These results are consistently inline with expectations regardless of the size or purpose of the facility, hospitals also consistently report a significant reduction in costs, cleaning times, staff fatigue and WHS claims as well as a significant improvement in visual and microbiological cleaning results.

It is recommended that in most cases just steam or steam and microfibre is used. Special consideration can be given to use a vacuum in certain circumstances – in this case you should ONLY use vacuums with HEPA filtration.


Just a quick note to let you know that our machines are going great, we are constantly amazed by what they can do. We had our managers here from head office last week whom we did a demo for and they were very impressed.

Tammy Degney
Forster Private Hospital

The SV8D has been excellent. We’re using it to clean tiles, spot cleaning on carpet, removing mould and sanitizing the beds. It’s really quick and easy to use and dries quickly which is perfect in the busy hospital environment.

Tim Holloway
Mosman Private Hospital

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