Avanti Il Capo Continuous Fill Commercial Bed Bug Steamer (96 PSI)
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Il Capo is deceptive. It looks small, compact, almost friendly, save for the very serious piano black paint job. But inside this lightweight little body is the most powerful boiler and heating element we've ever seen, capable of tip temperatures over 300 degrees and whopping 96-PSI steam.
From the moment we unboxed Il Capo, we were taken aback by its unique design and construction. There are clear cues of Italian design in the minimalistic body, which is absent of any cluttered dials and switches. Rather than manage steam adjustment on the body, Vapor Clean opted for a unique and intuitive control design, placing a wheel directly under your thumb when you're holding the gun. This is really smart, because we no longer need to kneel and fiddle with the steamer while working. To adjust the pressure, you simply turn the wheel left or right.
Some might look at the size and capacity of the Il Capo and consider that a con, since it doesn’t hold as much water in its tank as larger competitors. However, Il Capo features continuous flow, meaning it has a second tank that feeds water into the boiler. This means that you can top it off with water as you go, and you don’t need to wait for the steamer to cool down, making the effective steam time infinite.
These specs are overkill for any bed bug job, allowing Il Capo to effortlessly penetrate soft materials like mattresses, walls, and upholstered furniture to kill bed bugs and eggs hiding inside.
For use against bed bugs, you’ll want to use the microfiber towel and some rubber-bands to break up the moisture at the tip to prevent blowing bed bugs all over the place with excessive steam. Use the clever gun-mounted steam adjustment knob to turn the steam pressure down for surface steaming, or up for getting into cracks and crevices. Remember to move the steam nozzle slowly, no more than about one inch per second, to ensure that the treated area is properly exposed to the heat.
Meet the New Boss:
In the past, property managers and pest control professionals had to make a compromise when choosing a professional steam cleaner: either they got a heavy, bulky steamer with lots of horsepower, or they sacrificed power and steam time in favor of portability.
Now, the choice is easier than ever, because Il Capo has combined the best of both worlds. It's the most powerful steamer we have to offer, yet it's one of the lightest at just 10 pounds empty. With dual tanks and continuous fill ability, there's no downtime between filling. Finally, the perfect commercial steamer has arrived.
Il Capo comes with a whopping 20 attachments, with an attachment for anything that could need cleaning or sanitizing. The entire unit and its attachments are made in Italy, and it features a Ceme solenoid to prevent water buildup in the hose. The boiler is backed by a lifetime warranty, and the body and attachments have a one-year limited warranty.
- Power Supply: 120 V 60 Hz
- Heating Element: 1500 W - 12.5 A
- Steam Pressure: 96 PSI
- Boiler Temperature: 335° F
- High Tip Temperature: 306° F
- Tank Capacity: 5.5 Cups
- Steam Time: Continuous
- Heating Time: 3 Minutes
- Power Cord Length: 8.5 ft
- Weight: 10 lb
Il Capo's 96-PSI, 335-degree boiler makes it the most powerful bed bug steamer available, in this or any other class. Whether you're killing bed bugs, dirt, or grease, nothing can match the horsepower that Il Capo delivers.
Despite its behemoth steaming power, Il Capo weighs a mere 10 pounds empty, and can easily be transported with one hand. With its smooth castors and convenient top-mounted carrying handle, Il Capo is ready to go wherever you need it.
Innovative and Simple:
Sophisticated Italian design is obvious in Il Capo's elegant functionality. The body is absent of cluttered dials and switches. Instead, the power is in your hand, thanks to Il Capo's smooth trigger and gun-mounted steam adjustment knob.
What’s in the box:
- Steam hose and connector
- Extension Hose (2 pieces)
- Jet Nozzle
- Window Cleaner
- Rectangular Brush
- Triangular Brush
- Polyester Bristle Brush (8 pieces)
- Brass Bristle Brush (2 pieces)
- Drain opener
- Water Bottle
- Microfiber Towel
Which is right for you?
- Steam Pressure
- Boiler Temperature
- Water Capacity
- Heatup Time
- 96 PSI
- 335 ° F
- 5.5 Cups
- 3 Minutes
- 10 Pounds
Bed Bug Usage Tips:Steamers are a great chemical free and very effective way to treat for pests such as bedbugs and dust mites. The pests and their eggs are killed instantly when subjected to the high heat produced by the steamer. When treating for bedbugs or dust mites on furniture such as sofas, chairs, and beds there are a few simple steps to follow to help be successful in eradicating the pests. Before you start always make sure to follow these few rules. Never steam into electrical outlets or connections and when steaming along base boards, wood furniture and trim always follow with a dry towel to remove the condensation or water build up. When steaming a mattresses or bedding make sure to allow the mattress or bedding to completely air dry prior to installing any plastic covers or plastic encasements commonly used for bedbug prevention. Attachments: Using the cloth steamer attachment with the small cotton cover is great for beds, pillows, sofas, chairs etc. Pass over the area slowly with light contact in order to heat the area being treated and killing the pest and their eggs. The jet tip is great for getting into corners of bed frames, moldings, trim, furniture or any details areas that may be infected.