When items cannot be made safe by using detergents or laundered, for example, upholstered furniture and mattresses, equipment, tools, and other items, steam cleaning should be used. Steam is a great ally when it comes to killing germs, and can help lift dirt and grime at the same time. Steam cleaners can be used on a range of surfaces around the home ,office , shop, and factory. Solid smooth surfaces are as easily cleaned by steam too. Slow deliberate contact with steam is the best approach. Government agencies suggest steam as a way to treat surfaces, and steam works much better on rough surfaces better than wiping. Reimers offers equipment to provide steam Electric Steam Boilers and Steam Generators for Sterilization .