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Domestic steam cleaners work by using low pressure steam (up to 150psi) and very high temperature steam (up to 360 deg F), which kills just about all bacteria, mold, and allogens that it passes over. The heat loosens dirt by breaking down the fibres in it and this then makes it far easier to wipe off.
The real advantage of them is that they kill the bacteria and remove all of the dirt without using any chemicals whatsoever. They operate using only water to produce the steam and have no chemicals added at all.
Also running on just water means they are very cheap to run, the smaller models use next to no electricity, and a quart of water will produce hundreds of cubic metres of steam.