Dry vapor steamers are essential tools in a professional bed bug treatment. By delivering 180-degree steam vapor on contact, these machines are capable of killing bed bugs of all ages instantly. They can even penetrate into soft materials like mattresses, baseboards and upholstered furniture to kill bed bugs hiding out of reach.
Pest management professionals are increasingly recognizing the utility of steamers and are investing in commercial-grade units for everyday use. However, choosing a commercial-grade steamer has been an act of compromise: you have to spend a lot of money to get the power and capacity you need, and the price is inflated by included accessories that are meant for cleaning rather than killing bed bugs with steam.
In 2015, the Armato 9000 hit the market as the first continuous-flow steamer designed specifically for bed bug control. It packed a powerful boiler, integrated heating element and super high-capacity tank into an all-metal, heavy-duty body. It even includes high-end features like continuous fill and CEME® solenoid control for an affordable price. Now the Armato has been beefed up and polished for 2019. Let’s dive in and see what’s new:
What makes the Armato 9000 hot
For most bed bug steamers out there, the operation and treatment process feels roughly the same: The operator fills the tank and turns the machine on, waiting while the water comes to a boil. They then steam various surfaces, cracks, and crevices until the tank empties. Once the refill light comes on, the operator has to turn off the machine and wait for the pressure to drop before they can refill and reheat the tank.
Recently, commercial steamers have begun offering continuous fill designs. These combine a pressurized boiler with an unpressurized water reservoir. The technology allows the user to add more water to the reservoir without stopping and waiting to reheat the tank. This reduces the time spent on a steam treatment, which means pest professionals can sooner move on to other steps or other calls.
The Armato 9000 offers continuous fill like other commercial steamers, but what truly sets it apart is how big those dual tanks are. The pressurized boiler tank holds up to one gallon of water, making it easily the largest in its class. Coupled with the polymer reservoir tank’s 1.1 gallon capacity, the Armato 9000 can safely outlast any other bed bug steamer on the market.
Tank capacity is only one feature to consider. More water just means more time to steam between refills, which is meaningless if the steam itself isn’t lethal enough. Fortunately, the Armato is up to the task, with a class-leading heating element capable of maintaining a consistent 320-degree boil.
This super hot boiler can produce tip temperatures of up to 284 degrees Fahrenheit, which is more than enough to kill bed bugs of any age on contact. Coupled with the 90-PSI steam pressure rating, the Armato 9000 should have no trouble killing bed bugs and their eggs hiding even several inches from the steam gun’s tip.
Improvements under the hood
Armato wasn’t satisfied with staying at the head of the pack using their existing components. For 2019, the Armato 9000 has been beefed up with new internals to push the envelope even further for professional bed bug steamers:
The first upgrade was a new 1,900-watt external heater. This holds the highest power rating for a household 120-volt circuit, opening the door to a powerful boiler heating element. By drawing more power to heat the boiler, the Armato 9000 can maintain its lethal steam pressure with fewer drops during use. It can also recover from pressure declines faster than other steamers with similar boiler sizes.
Along with adding horsepower to the heating element, the upgraded Armato also has a much larger boiler tank. At 4.0 liters, the new tank is easily the largest boiler in its class, and pushes the steamer’s overall water capacity to levels unheard of among commercial bed bug steamers. With over 2 gallons of overall capacity, it’s now possible to steam continuously for over 3 hours without refilling. And thanks to the continuous fill technology, you can always pause to top off the unpressurized tank and steam for even longer.
More power, more capacity
Just a few short years ago, pest management professionals had a tough choice to make: they either needed to drop over $2,000 on an early continuous-fill steamer or compromise on a consumer-grade but affordable model. When time is literally money, having to choose between capacity, power, and price is painful. Now, there are more options than ever among commercial-grade steam cleaners that are proven bed bug killers, but still only one commercial steamer that is designed and sold specifically for use against bed bugs: the Armato 9000.
The Armato has been Bed Bug Supply’s top-selling commercial steamer since it first hit the market in 2015. Now, the revamped 2019 model ensures that the best bed bug steamer today will remain the top dog going forward. If you’re looking for a durable, reliable, powerful bed bug steamer that won’t quit working before you do, look no further.
Armato 9000 Commercial Bed Bug Steamer
Arm yourself with the most powerful dry vapor steamer available! The Armato’s incredible 90 PSI steam output is unmatched in its class, providing consistent penetration into any soft materials.
Our Price: $999.95