Domestic Dry Steam Vapour Vacuum Cleaning Equipment

As homes get larger and lifestyles get busier; domestic cleaning requirements are becoming ever more tedious and time consuming. There are floors, walls, windows, bathrooms, toilets, the kitchen, furniture and upholstery that need to be cleaned. To make matters even worse, each of these areas have traditionally required a separate cleaning solution or type of detergent.

At Duplex Cleaning Machines we say rid your home cleaning cupboard of these outdated methods and potentially hazardous chemicals. Instead opt for modern solutions that will make cleaning requirements faster, cleaner and greener. The Duplex 280 floor scrubber and JetSteam steam cleaner range are becoming very popular with domestic cleaners for:

  • Providing better results on difficult surfaces,
  • Improving efficiency in larger modern homes,
  • Easier cleaning with less physical effort,
  • Reducing potential harmful allergens,
  • Proving a greener alternative to chemicals.

How to Clean Household Floors

high temperature, pressurised steam vapour cleaning machine, suited to household floors

Are you looking for a better way of how to deep clean hard floors and carpets in your house? Then look no further than the Duplex range of small commercial floor scrubbers and steam cleaners that are ideal for fast effective cleaning of floor surfaces in homes.

At Duplex Cleaning Machines we supply an exclusive range of floor cleaning products that will make your cleaning floors in your home faster, easier and more effective. Steam options will also reduce or eliminate the need for chemical cleaning agents.

Ideal Duplex products for cleaning domestic floors

The most popular Duplex products for cleaning of hard floors or carpets with domestic customers are the Duplex 280 Floor Scrubber, the Jetsteam Tosca Steam Cleaner, and the Jetvac Eco Steam Vacuum. These floor cleaning systems will increase effectiveness and efficinecy and save on both water and cleaning chemicals.

The Duplex 280 is a twin cylindrical brush floor scrubber that is great for low moisture cleaning of short pile carpets and deep cleaning of hard floor surfaces including tiles & grout, vinyl, timber, safety floors, concrete and marble. The Duplex 280 uses two cylinder brushes that actively penetrate into the floor surface to lift out soiling.

The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner is great for hygienic cleaning of hard floors and light cleaning of carpets. The Jetvac Eco is also fine for hygienic cleaning of hard floors and hygienic steam vacuuming of carpets. These machines are effective as the +145ºC superheated 94% dry steam thermally sanitises and melts grime on contact. The Tosca and Eco are especially popular given their versatility on other surfaces.

How to clean domestic floors and carpet with Duplex products

When cleaning domestic floors the method will vary depending on the type of floorsurface and the model of machine being used.

HARD FLOORS - DUPLEX 280

For regular cleaning of hard floors like tiles, timber or vinyl with a Duplex 280 simply:

  1. Before Use - Fill the clean solution tank with water and plug in the machine. Water is generally fine as the brush agitation effectly does the cleaning. Starting cleaning at the powerpoint side and work away in laps as this will prevent running into the power cable.
  2. Lightly Soiled - Clean the lightly soiled hard floor with a Duplex 280 operating in long laps using a moderate amount of water. Operating in laps will increase efficiency and controlling the level of water will ensure excess water is not left on the floor surface.
  3. Heavily Soiled - Clean the heavily soiled hard floor with a Duplex 280 using the flood and scrub method. This involves getting excess water onto a small area of the floor surface and scrubbing with the pick up system turned off. The excess water will help break up heavy soiling more quickly. Once the floor surface looks clean underneath the slurry of dirt water, turn on the pick system to recover the water. Repeat this process until floor is finished.

CARPETS - DUPLEX 280

For regular cleaning of hard floors like tiles, timber or vinyl with a Duplex 280 simply:

  1. Before Use - Prior to cleaning carpets always dry vacuum to remove dust. This will prevent the water put down by the Duplex 280 mixing with dust to create unnecessary mud. It is also best only to fill the clean solution tank with water as the brushes do most of the cleaning and the use of shampoos or detergents can leave carpets sticky.
  2. Lightly Soiled - Clean the lightly soiled carpets with a Duplex 280 operating in long laps using a moderate amount of water. Operating in laps will increase efficiency and controlling the level of water ensures excess water is not left in the carpet to reduce drying times. If there are stains use some extra water.
  3. Heavily Soiled - Clean the heavily soiled domestic carpets with a Duplex 280 using the flood and scrub method. This involves getting excess water (a light mist whit a spray pack best) onto a small area of the carpet and scrubbing with the pick up system turned off. The excess water will help break up heavy soiling more quickly. Once the carpet fibres look clean under the water residue, turn on the pick system to recover the water. Rinse the carpet by pulling the water trigger to remove any dirty residue. Repeat this process until all the carpet is finished.

HARD FLOORS - JETSTEAM TOSCA / JETVAC ECO

For regular cleaning of hard floors like tiles or timber with a Tosca or Eco simply:

  1. Before Use - Fill the Jetsteam / Jetvac boiler with water, close boiler cap, turn on the steam cleaner and wait 5-10 minutes for steam (indicated by green light). Using warm water will reduce heating time on a Tosca or Eco.
  2. Lightly Soiled - For cleaning lightly soiled hard floors use the 'Floor Tool' with an absorbent cloth or microfibre pad clamped on. Clean in long passes up to 4m at a steady speed. The idea is allow the steam enough time to elulsify the soiling and the cloth simultaneously recover all the grime. Operating in longer laps will also provide better cleaning efficiency.
  3. Heavily Soiled - For cleaning heavily soiled hard floors use the 'Floor Tool' with the bristles exposed to break soiling more effectively and efficiently. Clean in small areas of about 1sqm at a time. Once grime in the 1sqm area is melted remove with an absorbent cloth or the vacuum if using a Jetvac. Cleaning in small areas allows time to recover the melted grime before it dries again. Repeat the process accross the entire floor.

CARPETS - JETSTEAM TOSCA / JETVAC ECO

For regular cleaning of carpets with a Tosca or Eco simply:

  1. Before Use - Prior to cleaning carpets always dry vacuum to remove dust. This will prevent the water put down by the Duplex 280 mixing with dust to create unnecessary mud. Fill the Jetsteam / Jetvac boiler with water, close boiler cap, turn on the steam cleaner and wait 5-10 minutes for steam (indicated by green light). Using warm water will reduce heating time on both a Tosca or Eco
  2. Lightly Soiled - For cleaning lightly soiled carpet with a Jetsteam Tosca use the 'Floor Tool' with an absorbent cloth or microfibre pad clamped on. Clean in long passes up to 4m at a steady speed. The idea is allow the steam enough time to elulsify the soiling and the cloth simultaneously recover all the grime. Operating in longer laps will also provide better cleaning efficiency. If using a Jetvac Eco use the floor tool with carpet insert. Clean by simultaneously steam and vacuuming in long passes.
  3. Heavily Soiled - For cleaning heavily soiled domestic carpets use the Jetvac Eco 'Floor Tool' with carpet insert. Clean in small areas of about 1sqm at a time with steam only. Once grime in the 1sqm area of carpet is softening turn on the vacuum to sumtaneously steam and extract. Cleaning in small areas allows time to recover the melted grime before it dries again. Repeat the process accross the entire floor.
The Thermoglide Steam Mop is also a great product for cleaning hard floors. Unlike wet mopping the Thermoglide does not leave a coating of dirty water on the floor surface. Instead the Thermoglide steam mop emulsifies the soiling on the floor and collects the grime on an ultra absorbent microfibre pad.

How to Clean Domestic Bathrooms

cleaning domestic bathrooms quickly with dry steam vapour vacuum cleaner machines

Bathroom cleaning is one of those chores that very few people enjoy completing. This is partially because bathrooms have traditionally been cleaned using the old spray and wipe method using strong chemical disinfecants. With evermore people developing allergies to or wanting to avoid chemicals steam is becoming a popular alternative.

At Duplex we supply a range of steam cleaning systems that are ideal for fast hygienic cleaning and degreasing of all bathroom surfaces. Duplex steam cleaners can also clean a regualr sized bathroom in under 4 minutes, with no chemicals and less than 1/4 of a glass of water.

Ideal Duplex Products for Bathrooms

The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner is the most popular steam cleaner in the Duplex range for cleaning domestic bathrooms. This is because the Jetsteam Tosca is the base model in the Duplex range of commercial steamers but still features incredible durability and versatility of larger models. The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner with +145ºC superheated 94% dry steam under 4 bar pressure is ideal for cleaning domestic bathrooms. The hot tempertaures thermally sanitise, melt soap scum with ease, destroy mould spores and the pressure blasts grime out of hard to reach areas.

All other machines in the Jetsteam reange (Pro, Maxi) and Jetvac range (Eco, Junior, Pro) are also ideal for cleaning bathrooms but are more popular for commercial use.

How to Clean Bathroom with a Jetsteam / Jetvac

The most efficient way to clean a domestic bathroom with a JetSteam Tosca is using a 'Pressure Lance' with the nylon detailing brush and the 'Steam Mini Mop' with microfibre pad. The Pressure Lance provides a jet of high pressure concentrated steam and the brush is used to detail clean smaller areas like taps, drains, rails, toilets etc. The Steam Mini Mop is used to clean the larger areas like floors, walls and shower recesses. The 'Triangle Swivel' tool can also be used in place of the 'Steam Mini Mop'.

To clean the following steps:

FITTINGS - Using the High Pressure Lance detail clean around the basin, taps, drain, hand rails and mirror. After steaming use a cloth to collect grime and dry.

TOILET - Using the High Pressure Lance or Toilet Brush detail clean the toilet water chamber, lid, seat, rim, inner bowl and outer s-bend.

FLOORS - Using the Steam Mini Mop or Floor Tool with a microfibre pad steam clean the floor. Steam will emulsify the soiling and the microfibre will collect the grime. * Cleaning tiled bathroom floors with steam will also prolong the time it takes for the grout lines to become heavily soiled as minimal water residue is left behind. In total cleaning of a regular sized bathroom on a daily or weekly basis will take approximately 4-5 minutes to complete and one microfibre cloth/pad (washable).

WALLS - Using the Steam Mini Mop or Triangle Swivel Tool with a cloth clean the shower recess and bathroom walls. Start from the top and work down in sideways motions. The heat of the steam will melt grime or soap scum and the microfibre pad will collect the grime. * If the bathroom walls are heavily soiled use the Triangle Swivel brush with bristles exposed to break up grime more efficiently and wipe with a cloth.

How to Clean Domestic Kitchens

clean the kitchen in your home, with powerful dry steam vapour cleaning machines and acieve outstanding results without the use of chemicals

Kitchen cleaning is a time consuming messy task that very few people would enjoy completing. This is because kitchen surfaces are usually left quite grasy after cooking with oil, fat and food residues. However, with the importance of food saftey keeping kitchens clean is vital. Traditionally kitchen cleaning has been done by scrubbing, chemical degreasers and disinfectant sprays.

At Duplex we supply a range of steam cleaning systems that are ideal for fast hygienic cleaning and degreasing of all types of kitchen surfaces. Steam is great as the high temperatures melt grease fast and thermally sanitise surfaces on contact. Duplex steamers are especially popular for degreasing canopies or ovens, detailing stoves, sanitising benches, cleaning fridges and especially barbeques.

Ideal Duplex Products for Cleaning Kitchens

The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner is the most popular steam cleaner in the Duplex range for cleaning domestic kitchens. This is because the Jetsteam Tosca is the base model in the Duplex range of commercial steamers but still features incredible durability and versatility of larger models. The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner with +145ºC superheated 94% dry steam under 4 bar pressure is ideal for cleaning domestic kitchens as the high tempertaures thermally sanitise, melt greasy oils with ease and the pressure blasts grime out of hard to reach areas.

All other machines in the Jetsteam reange (Pro, Maxi) and Jetvac range (Eco, Junior, Pro) are also ideal for cleaning kitchens, but are more popular for commercial use.

How to Clean Kitchens with a Jetsteam Tosca or Jetsteam Maxi

The most efficient way to clean a domestic kitchen with a JetSteam Tosca or Jetsteam Maxi is using a 'Pressure Lance' with the nylon detailing brush and the 'Steam Mini Mop' with microfibre pad. The Pressure Lance provides a jet of high pressure concentrated steam and the brush is used to detail clean smaller areas like taps, stove tops, fridge seals, ovens etc. The Steam Mini Mop is used to clean the larger areas like walls, cabinets, and floors. The 'Triangle Swivel' tool with a microfibre or cotton cloth can also be used in place of the 'Steam Mini Mop'.

To clean the following steps:

FITTINGS - Using the High Pressure Lance detail clean around the sink, taps, drain, handles and oven. After steaming use a cloth to collect grime and dry.

OVEN/STOVE - Using the High Pressure Lance detail clean the stove cook top, the oven racks, the oven inside, and outer oven door. Steam in small areas to melt greasy oily grime and then wipe away with a cloth.

WALLS/CABINETS - Using the Steam Mini Mop or Triangle Swivel Tool with a cloth clean the walls and cabinets. Start from the top and work down in sideways motions. The heat of the steam will melt surface grime and the microfibre pad will collect the grime. * If the kitchen cabinets are heavily soiled use the Triangle Swivel brush with bristles exposed to break up grime more efficiently and wipe with a cloth.

FLOORS - Using the Steam Mini Mop or Floor Tool with a microfibre pad steam clean the floor. Steam will emulsify the soiling and the microfibre will collect the grime. * Cleaning tiled kitchen floors with steam will also prolong the time it takes for the grout lines to become heavily soiled as minimal water residue is left behind.

In total cleaning of a regular sized kitchen on a daily or weekly basis can take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete and two microfibre cloths/pads (washable).

How to Clean Domestic Ovens

domestic kitchen ovens are cleaned and sanitised efficiently without chemicals, using dry steam vapour

Domestic ovens should be cleaned on a regular basis to help keep them grease and odour free. If cleaned regularly the oven cleaning time will be dramatically reduced compared to periodic cleaning when hard to remove fatty grime builds up and stubborn stains bake on.

Traditionally domestic ovens have been cleaned with lots of elbow grease and use of harsh oven degreasers. This method though is messy, time consuming and known to leave nasty odours in ovens that can last for weeks that transfer to foods. Thankfully there are now far easier methods to clean ovens including Duplex dry steam cleaning equipment that reduce cleaning time, effort and eliminate use of degreasers.

Ideal Duplex Products for Cleaning Ovens

The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner is the most popular steam cleaner in the Duplex range for cleaning domestic ovens and barbeques. This is because the Jetsteam Tosca is the base model in the Duplex range of commercial steamers but still features incredible durability and versatility of larger models. The Jetsteam Tosca steam cleaner with +145ºC superheated 94% dry steam under 4 bar pressure is ideal for cleaning domestic ovens as the high tempertaures thermally sanitise, melt greasy grime with ease and the pressure blasts grime out of hard to reach areas.

All other machines in the Jetsteam reange (Pro, Maxi) and Jetvac range (Eco, Junior, Pro) are also ideal for cleaning kitchens, but are more popular for commercial use.

How to Clean the Car

sanitise all automotive interior surfaces, using the powerful grime displacement properties of superheated dry steam vapour

Although most trims or dash boards can be scrubbed clean with a brush and warm soapy water; steam is an easier, less messy and more effective method. Some trims absorb moisture meaning they take longer to dry.

Another method for cleaning automotive trims is with superheated dry steam. Compared with other methods steam is able to clean chemically free, thermally sanitise, deodourise and leave the trims mostly dry. It will also cut through layers of protectants that build up over time.

Ideal Duplex Products for Cleaning Cars

How to clean trims/dash/vents with a JetSteam / JetVac

To clean the interiors, follow the following steps:

JetSteam - Using the triangle tool, clamp a clean cotton or microfibre cloth over the head. Then starting from the top of trims or teh dash, slowly steam down either in vertical passes or circular motions. This will require the head to contact the trim to allow the steam to efficiently melt grime and the cloth to capture. When the cloth gets too wet or dirty replace with a fresh one.

Jetvac - Using the upholstery tool with brush attachment, steam brush the trims to break down soiling. After steaming the emulsified grime can either be removed by using a clean absorbent cloth or by vacuuming. If removing the grime by vacuum the brush attachment will need to be removed to allow better suction. Another way is to replace one of the two bristle strips in the brush attachment with a squeegee.

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