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I want to buy a steamer to help getting rid of bed bug but I read that a steamer could wet the wooden furniture thus they could be ruined.

Some recommends dry steamer but I am not sure what do they mean by it. Is it some steamer which doesn't need to put water in it?

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it's a steamer that doesn't condensate as much as a regular steamer – ratchet freak Oct 11 '12 at 8:35
@ratchetfreak Your comment answers the question - you should redo it as an answer. – The Evil Greebo Oct 11 '12 at 8:51
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Dry steamers are the preferred model as they reach upwards of 240 degrees Fahrenheit and leave less moisture after treatment. Wet steamers, still effective on bed bugs, don’t reach such high temperatures and can leave surfaces wet; the higher the temperature, the more effective in tight spots.


So they aren't dry, they are (allegedly) hotter than other steamers which presumably means after hitting your cold furnishings, much of the (invisible) steam is still hot enough that it doesn't condense back into (visible) water vapor. Therefore your steamed surfaces end up less wet.

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