When understanding the applications of cleaning equipment, many confuse the uses of upholstery steam cleaners with an upholstery steam cleaning machine. To help distinguish these products from each other, this post discusses the intended uses of both.
Upholstery steam cleaner machines generate very hot steam, which is applied to the surface with a nozzle. The steam is allowed to settle and soften dirt on the upholstery, after which a squeegee tool or detailing brush is used for removing the dirt from the surface. Many commercial steam cleaners have vacuum extraction features that remove dirt and moisture from the surface.