What is the Polti Steam Disinfector?
The Polti Steam Disinfector is an accessory for connection with the Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira to sanitise surfaces and furniture in the home*. It produces a dry saturated steam superheated up to 180°C in combination with HPMed detergent. The Steam Disinfector is the result of further research and development expanded from the Polti Sani System: a professional appliance developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine of Pavia University. The Polti Sani System technology has been redesigned, adapted and incorporated into a new accessory to be connected to Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira for home use: Polti Steam Disinfector.
What does sanitising with steam means?
The aim of sanitisation with steam is to reduce surface contamination by bacteria, fungi and viruses to within safe levels by thermal shock. Sanitisation is important as the microorganisms present in the home (for instance, on door handles, kitchen work surfaces, bathroom fixtures, sofas and mattresses) can be carried by the hands to the face, where they come into contact with the eyes, nose and mouth and can cause infections.
What is the difference between the steam produced by Polti Steam Disinfector, and that of Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira?
The steam produced by the Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira is dry saturated steam generated in the boiler at a pressure up to 6 bar and an outlet temperature of 100°C. It is steam containing a certain number of liquid particles, which allow thorough cleaning by acting as a solvent on dirt, killing and eliminating 99,99% of viruses, gems and bacteria1.
The steam generated by the Polti Steam Disinfector is dry, saturated and superheated up to a temperature of 180°C.
It is superheated inside the dispenser, which has a controlled expansion chamber with a heat exchanger (patented by Polti) to produce steam containing practically no liquid particles. The steam comes out more widely and more gently in the form of a cloud, wrapping the surface to be sanitised and maintaining the high temperature even at the outlet; therefore the disinfection happens without contact with the surface because the steam is delivered from a distance of about 10 cm.
The Polti Steam Disinfector then completes the sanitation of the environment, after a careful and accurate steam cleaning, in case of specific needs such as allergies to dust mites or the need for bed bug disinfestation **. In domestic environments, as in professional ones (for example in hotels) this product allows you to disinfect mattresses, cushions, headboards and upholstered items at any time.
Can I use the Polti Steam Disinfector if I don’t have a Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira?
The Polti Steam Disinfector is an accessory that must be connected to a Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira to work.
To which models of Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira can I connect the Polti Steam Disinfector?
The Polti Steam Disinfector is produced in two different versions for connection with the Polti Vaporetto or the Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira. The two versions both offer the same functions and performance, and differ only in the type of connection fixture that allows connection with some models of Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira.
Where can I use the Polti Steam Disinfector? In what locations?
Polti Steam Disinfector is an accessory that enhances the sanitation of the environment after thorough cleaning with steam.
In a domestic environment it is effective both in case of particular pathologies, such as allergies to dust mites, and for the areas that could most likely carry bacterial or fungal load, such as bathroom fixtures and the kitchen due to the presence of water and food, the kitchen worktop, table and surfaces. It is important not to neglect objects and rooms that come into contact with pets, which can carry large numbers of microorganisms from outside into the home.
Polti Steam Disinfector can be used in the professional sector, always after careful cleaning, to enhance the daily disinfection of all surfaces, in particular those most exposed to a risk of microbial contamination, such as those in contact with the outdoors (door handles, surfaces, suitcases) and with hands (telephones, furniture). Bathroom fixture disinfection is without doubt one of the most useful applications of this product. It is effective in case of allergies or the need to disinfest bed bugs **. Fabrics, cushions, upholstery and bed structures (frame and headboard) can in fact be treated effectively with Polti Steam Disinfector.
What is HPMed, and what is it for?
HPMed is a detergent, which is sucked and mixed in the right quantity with steam, completing the disinfectant action. It also performs an effective action in eliminating bad odours.
Can I use the Polti Steam Disinfector without HPMed or replace it with another product?
You cannot use the Polti Steam Disinfector without HPMed because the Polti Steam Disinfector system consists of two components: superheated saturated dry steam and HPMed.
Can I use the Polti Steam Disinfector if there are children, seniors or animals in the room?
You can use the Steam Disinfector even if there are children, seniors or people with health problems in the room. HPMed is not classified as dangerous according to the provisions of Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 (CLP) and subsequent amendments and adjustments.
Why is it important to keep microbial contamination within safe levels?
Reducing microbial loads prevents the risk of infection by infectious diseases that develop as a result of contact with microorganisms and which can affect the respiratory, gastrointestinal tract, skin and can also lead to serious manifestations.
Can the Polti Steam Disinfector help prevent seasonal influenza?
Based on scientific experiments and data, steam cleaning performed at home with Polti products is already effective in killing and eliminating up to 99.99% of viruses, including the coronavirus2 family. The use of the Polti Steam Disinfector accessory enhances the disinfectant effect of steam cleaning, because it can be used everywhere and at any time of the day in cases where flu diseases are more problematic. In professional contexts, daily disinfection through cleaning may not be sufficient due to the continuous passage of people; therefore it requires constant disinfection of surfaces, especially the most exposed. In these cases, the use of the Polti Steam Disinfector during the day and regardless of the cleaning, which normally takes place once a day, reduces the microbial and viral contamination of surfaces since steam can act in just 15 seconds. Therefore, it is undoubtedly a solution to prevent infections with flu viruses and hence reduce the risk of diseases onset.
Is the Polti Steam Disinfector effective against dust mites and allergens? Is it recommended for allergy sufferers?
The only way to avoid the occurrence of allergic manifestations is to eliminate, or at least contain, the presence of mites in the domestic environment as much as possible. Steam offers an effective solution to the problem of dust mites, scabies mites and the allergens they produce. This is true of Polti Vaporetto or Polti Vaporetto Lecoaspira steam, and even truer of the superheated dry saturated steam produced by the Polti Steam Disinfector which can be used at different times of the day and regardless of the cleaning that usually takes place once a day. Steam in general, and the Polti Steam Disinfector in particular, is ideal for destroying dust mites, the major cause of allergic disorders such as rhinitis, conjunctivitis, eczema, cough and asthma. The 180°C high temperature steam of the Polti Steam Disinfector is able not only to reduce live mites drastically, but also to denature the allergens produced by them, guaranteeing an extraordinary decontaminating action. In addition, the steam nebulization causes a reduction of the dust and pollen that are found in the air. This helps to improve air quality.
*Tests carried out by third party and independent laboratories attest that the Polti Sani System kills up to 99.999% of viruses, germs, bacteria, fungi and spores.
**Tests carried out by third party and independent laboratories attest that the Polti Sani System kills 100% of the eggs and 90% of the adult bed bugs already at the first passage.