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Steam Cleaning Services in Nairobi

Does steam cleaning improve indoor air quality?

Bluestar offers the best steam cleaning services in Nairobi.

One of the easiest ways to improve indoor air quality within your home is to remove common allergens. Steam cleaning upholstery, such as your carpets and furniture, is essential to removing the air pollutants in your home.


The “Dirt” on Dirt

Dirt and grime are just a part of life. We are exposed to dust, pet dander/hair, soil, and bacteria every single day – which is why we want to limit our exposure within our own homes. Dirty carpets and furniture upholstery are huge contributors to indoor air pollution, which can pose many health risks.


Affecting more than 2.4 million people nation wide, asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases in Kenya (according to Breathe Lung Association). Asthmatic symptoms, such as wheezing and coughing, are often exacerbated by the presence of common allergens and irritants within the home.


Dust mites can create some serious health issues if they are not dealt with. Burrowing deep into fibres of carpets and other fabrics, these microscopic arachnids eat the skin cells that we inevitably shed.

The more they eat…the more bodily waste they produce (up to 200 times their body weight!). This waste is what is particularly harmful to humans. When it begins to break down, allergy-causing proteins are released often resulting in breathing issues.


If your carpets have experienced any water damage, there is also a potential for mold or mildew growth. Mold spores contribute to poor indoor air quality, with a potential for permanent respiratory damage if not dealt with.


Another potential contributor to indoor air pollution is bacteria. Bacteria can grow in fabrics within your home. The most common bacteria often found in carpets, for example, are E.coli, salmonella and staphylococcus.


Managing Pollutants in Your Home

As you can imagine, regular cleaning practices help immensely to keep the filth in your home at bay. Routine dusting and washing of the various surfaces in your house are important. If you have carpets, it is recommended that you vacuum at least once or twice per week. Your vacuum should also be equipped with a HEPA filter, to reduce indoor air pollution.


While regular vacuuming of carpets and furniture does remove some of the dust, dust mites and other debris in your home, it does not remove all of it. Fabric surfaces tend to lock allergen particles deep within the fibres they settle on. In fact, deep seated particles are sometimes brought closer to the surface when textiles are vacuumed.

When you sit on your furniture or your kids play on the carpet in their rooms, those particles can be released into the air, exposing your family to allergens and bacteria.


Steam cleaning your carpets and upholstery is an extremely effective way to eliminate those allergens that are locked deep in the fabric. In order to better understand how steam cleaning can help to improve indoor air quality, it might help to first understand how steam cleaners work.

Simply put, water is heated to a temperature that is high enough to kill germs (minimum 225º F/107º C).

When the high-pressure steam encounters your carpets or furniture, it releases dirt and eliminates bacteria, dust mites and other microbes from the fibres.

At Bluestar Professional Cleaners, we use a steam extraction machine. The high-powered vacuum system effectively removes any detergent (we spray a pre-treatment for stains or heavily soiled areas), dirt and debris. It is recommended that carpets receive a deep clean twice per year, whereas upholstered furniture does not need to be as often.


Some people opt to take on the task of steam cleaning their upholstered furniture or carpets themselves. However, not all steam cleaners are made equal. If you are using a machine that does not get the steam as hot as it should be, there could be excess moisture left in the fibres.

This moisture can easily lead to mold and mildew growth, which as mentioned before, can be extremely detrimental to health.

(Also, an added benefit of hiring a professional is that quality steam cleaning is extremely effective in removing stains). While you may initially be saving money going the DIY route, there is the possibility that you could make it more expensive for yourself when a professional must be called in to finish the job.



Steam cleaning Nairobi can remove most, if not all, of the allergens that cause indoor air pollution. Implementing a carpet and furniture steam cleaning schedule is one of the easiest, most cost-effective things you can do to improve air quality in your home and protect your family.

Contact our friendly and professional staff at Canada Clean Home to book your Edmonton carpet and furniture steam cleaning today!


Steam Cleaning Nairobi, Be Spotless, Be Bright

Are you in need of steam cleaning services in Nairobi, Kenya? Contact Bluestar today for a favorable quote and quality result.

Bluestar is the most reliable steam cleaning services in Nairobi, Choose to work with us today and be sure not to regret at any point. Be Spotless, Be Bright.

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