Recently, more and more drivers prefer to dry clean the car with the help of steam cleaning. Such cleaning gives a quality result. This is very important, because many car owners spend a huge part of their lives in their cars. This article will talk about the features of this procedure and the nuances that you should pay attention to.
Peculiarities of steam cleaning
Steam cleaning of the car interior has its own peculiarities. This process should be handled by experienced professionals who know what mode and temperature should be set for this or that part of the car, so as not to damage it. The main features are the following: the procedure takes 2-4 hours, whereas a usual dry cleaning takes about 12 hours; high temperatures; cleaning takes place under high pressure, which allows steam to penetrate into hard-to-reach places; this method requires a minimum amount of water.
· Harmlessness. This advantage can safely be called the most important, as this method of cleaning the interior of the car does not require the use of chemicals. This is especially important for people with allergies, and small children.
· Efficiency. Steam cleaning of the interior parts of the cabin perfectly copes with complex contaminants. The cleaning also removes dust, unpleasant odors.
· Many people wonder – If you have a pet that travels with you frequently, this cleaning method is a must.?
· Disinfection. Steam cleaning can be used not only to remove dirt, but also to remove various germs.
· Versatility. This method of cleaning in the car is suitable for different surfaces of the interior (plastic, textiles, leather, wood, velvet, etc.).
The disadvantages of steam cleaning of the car interior can include a long drying time of the upholstery. It takes up to 3 hours for the surface to completely dry, so that pathogenic germs and fungi do not develop inside. If you compare this method to conventional moisturized cleaning, this time is an advantage.
The nature of the contamination
As you use your car, you may not even notice how much you are clogging up the interior. After all, many people eat and drink in the car. Children can also get a lot of dirt on the car. All the dirt gets into hard-to-reach places and it’s almost impossible to get to them. Thanks to the high temperature of steam, you can remove dirt, stains from food, drinks, various bacteria, mold, mites, animal hair. Such treatment easily copes with the smell of smoke, gasoline or other unpleasant odors. During cleaning, it is necessary to disassemble the parts of the car as much as possible, this will allow you to clean hard-to-reach places.
This method is especially important for disinfecting the ventilation system. If you use an air conditioner, dust settles on all the internal parts of the ventilation system. In cases where it gets wet, this mixture becomes a breeding ground for various microorganisms. Only steam can cope with such a problem.
How is it done?
An effective method of steam dry cleaning of the interior consists of applying several steps. The ceiling of the car is cleaned with a steam cleaner under high pressure and a given temperature, in order to soften the planes. Then specialized products should be applied to it for 5 minutes and run through the steam again. After that, it is necessary to use an electric vacuum cleaner, thoroughly removing all contaminants. A similar procedure should be carried out with the uprights and doors using the same technology, but pay attention to hard-to-reach places and crevices.
Next, the car seats are treated. First, a steam generator is used, and then special agents designed for cleaning leather, velvet or textiles are applied to the upholstery, depending on the configuration of the interior. Then the substances are washed off the seats with steam. After dry cleaning, they are covered with covers with heating and ventilation function for absolute drying. Next, the floor surface is cleaned. There is lint on the surface, so a vacuum cleaner is not able to remove all dirt. After cleaning with an electric vacuum cleaner, special equipment is used, which allows you to knock all the dirt from the surface of the carpet. At the same time, the decent appearance of the carpet is returned, even with minimal use of chemicals. It is recommended to use this method only for this kind of carpet.
Next, elements made of plastic, plastic and glass are treated. These parts are cleaned with a steam generator using cleaning agents, while a small head of steam is used to clean the speakers of the audio system. Plastic can be treated with protective polishing solutions to give it a shiny finish and protect it from fading. Glasses are also cleaned with special equipment that removes oil-based stains, insect and bird marks, other prints and stains, and ensures perfect transparency.