Why Steam Cleaning Is Environmentally Friendly

Why Steam Cleaning Is Environmentally Friendly

The safer way to clean.

Cleaning is a necessary task in our modern lives, but it’s not one that most people would consider fun.

Sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming is one thing, but when you really need to roll up your sleeves and get some serious work done (Spring cleaning anyone?), that’s usually when you need to crack open a bunch of different chemicals or cleaning supplies.

Everyone knows by now that the reliance on chemicals to clean our homes isn’t the best for our environment - from the fumes to the waste - and even for our own safety. Plus, anyone with kids knows the importance of locking the chemicals out of reach - but that’s a separate topic altogether.

The good news is that in the 21st century, people are always on the lookout for a greener, cleaner way of living, which is why steam cleaning has been rising in popularity over the past few years. We’ve broken down exactly why using a steam cleaner in your home is a much more environmentally friendly option - both in the short term, and in the long term.


No Chemicals Needed

McCulloch Steam Cleaners require only water to get the job done, meaning you don’t end up relying on chemicals.

By heating up water to 100°C, the steam cleaner produces steam that is hot enough to blast away dirt, grease, and grime to kill bacteria and germs, giving you the same results, but in a much less toxic way. The important takeaway here is that at no point are you sacrificing the quality of your clean by switching to steam - you’re getting an equally effective and efficient clean through the power of steam.

As we have a lot of surfaces and areas throughout our homes to clean, switching to a chemical free cleaning option is much better for the environment, not to mention a lot safer for you and your family too.

And by relying on water, you no longer must deal with gross smells and sticky surfaces that accompany the use of surface sprays and cleaners. While you can use tap water in your steam cleaner, in this article we break down the many benefits of using distilled water over tap water.


Less Waste

Another side effect of the constant rotation of household cleaning products is the leftover waste.

The more chemicals we use, the more empty bottles and containers end up in the trash,  often with residual liquids left in the bottom. Considering many popular cleaning products still don’t come packaged in sustainable or biodegradable packaging, that means these containers and leftover chemicals end up hanging around for a long time - usually at the rubbish tip - and poisoning the earth as they slowly break down and start to leak.

And that’s just the bottles themselves.

When you consider all the extra supplies you buy on a regular basis (like cleaning wipes, rubber gloves, etc.), these start to add up fast, and all end up at the tip just the same.


One Product. Multi-Surface Cleaning

The solution to using too many chemicals and cleaning products is quite simply to use less.

McCulloch Steam Cleaners are designed to clean almost any surface throughout your home (or car!) using the same, single unit - no chemicals needed.

With 23 attachments included in the box, McCulloch offers incredibly versatile and environmentally friendly cleaning. And, by eliminating the need to constantly purchase chemicals and cleaning supplies, a steam cleaner is an investment that literally pays off in the short term, and even more so in the long run.



The truth is, we can all do our part to minimise our impact on the environment.

By switching to steam cleaning, you’re switching to a much more environmentally friendly method of cleaning, to get the same effective cleaning results AND save money at the same. If that’s not a reason to switch, we don’t know what is.

Invest in a McCulloch Steam Cleaner today.


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