Vapor Cleaning Tips

Vapor Cleaning Tips

As we continue our series of vapor cleaning tips we explore chemicals that work best with vapor cleaners. Remember only use distilled water in the vapor cleaner but never expect distilled water only – despite the hype – to do the job.

Chemicals that react well to vapor heat (pre-spray only – do not fill vapor cleaner with anything but distilled water)
Mild acids for removal of mold/mildew/rust/calcium – Chemical Examples:
oxalic acid
citric acid
phosphoric acid
Product Examples
Spartan Chemical QA Foamy
Barkeepers Friend
Various stainless steel cleaners
Remember to use an oil based stainless steel polish after cleaning stainless steel to protect/passivate in order to reduce the likelihood of oxidation.