Kärcher steam cleaners against the coronavirus

Kärcher arranged to have the effectiveness of its steam cleaners in fighting viruses tested in an independent laboratory. The result: if used properly, the machines remove up to 99.999% of enveloped viruses*, such as the coronavirus or influenza, and 99.99% of common household bacteria** from hard surfaces. As at the present time disinfectants are to be reserved primarily for outpatient and inpatient care, steam cleaners can make a valuable contribution to general hygiene – both in private households and in commercial and industrial use.

Steam kills up to 99.999% of coronavirus*

The best remedy against bacteria is sometimes the simplest: hot steam. Thanks to scientific studies and a great performance of our Kärcher SCs we are allowed to claim KILLS UP TO 99.999% OF CORONAVIRUS.* AND BACTERIA.**. The powerful steam output, high steam temperature, powerful nozzles and strongly heated cleaning cloths ensure that Kärcher steam cleaners eliminate 99.99% of all common household bacteria** on hard surfaces, fittings, tiles, mirrors etc. This way, household bacteria no longer have a chance.

  • Hygienic and deep cleanliness through steam – no chemicals, just tap water
  • Kills up to 99.999% of coronavirus* and bacteria** on hard surfaces
  • Higher cleaning performance than conventional manual cleaning methods with detergent
  • High steam temperature, strong steam generation


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Kärcher garden tools offer growth potential

Sunshine, fresh green, flowering trees and hedges – it is good for the soul when spring kicks in with its first warm days. In times of short-time work and contact closures, this is exactly the right time for spring cleaning, not only in your homes, but also around the house and in the garden. Such work is still not done by itself, but with the right technology it can be done more comfortably, in less time and usually more thoroughly than with a brush, rag and garden hose. Following the motto “Bring back the WOW to your Kingdom”, the new Kärcher battery-powered garden tools and the Kärcher pressure washers are the perfect partners for this cleaning mission. With our machines, accessories, detergents and equipment we supply a very important part of the needs of every garden project. Last but not least it is important to know, that demand of private customers towards garden tools and cleaning devices are high in these times.

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*Tests have shown that with spot cleaning of 30 secs at max. steam level with the Kärcher steam cleaner 99.999% of enveloped viruses such as coronavirus or influenza (excluding the Hepatitis-B virus) can be removed on common smooth household hard surfaces (test-germ: Modified-Vaccinia-Ankara-Virus).

**When thoroughly cleaning with the Kärcher steam cleaner 99.99% of all common household bacteria will be killed on common smooth household hard surfaces, provided the cleaning speed of 30 cm/s at max. steam level (test-germ: Enterococcus hirae). 99.999% with professional steam cleaners SG(V) according to EN 16615:2015-06, PVC floor, test germs: Enterococcus hirae ATCC 10541.



E-mail: Julia.Ertel@de.Kaercher.com