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Truck Detailing Tips: How to Sanitize the Cabin Interior

  • Truck Detailing Tips: How to Sanitize the Cabin Interior
    October 19, 2015

    The interior of your truck cabin, unknown to you, is harboring many dangerous bacteria and germs. These disease-causing culprits thrive in the vents, on truck seats and carpets,  dashboard, etc. This is because a regular cleaning solution is not strong enough to get rid of them. In this article, we will give you some truck detailing tips on cabin interior sanitization to eliminate these contaminants for good.

    How do bacteria and germs grow in the cabin interior?

    The main reasons for bacteria and germ growth in a cabin’s interior is improper and infrequent cleaning. Dust, dirt, grime, food spills, and pet feces that are not completely removed from inaccessible areas will provide a suitable environment for germs and bacteria such as E.coli, staphylococcus, MRSA, salmonella and H1N1 (a strain of influenza). As these organisms thrive, air and touch will carry them to the clean spaces, thus contaminating them. Water, regular car wash soap, interior cleaners, etc. do not affect them. Hence, it is necessary to invest in a cleaning method that will not only give you a clean looking interior, but also a sanitized one.

    How to get rid of harmful bacteria

    car_steam_cleaningIf ordinary cleaning materials won’t work, what then, is the best way to eliminate harmful microorganisms?

    Caustic chemicals might do the job, but studies prove that they leave toxic residues that can damage the skin, eyes and respiratory system. Also, these so-called disinfectants might be powerful enough to remove some germs, but not to kill them. Alarmingly, unaffected bacteria develop resistance against caustic chemicals, leading to stronger, more harmful and resistant bacteria.

    Steam, on the other hand, has been proven to be a great cleaning method to kill germs and bacteria. The high heat of steam has the ability to eliminate these contaminants and can even reach the smallest, most inaccessible nooks and corners of the truck interior. It is a cleaning method that is safe to be used on all surfaces, including all types of upholstery, air filters, vinyl, plastic, glass, etc.

    Cleaning air vents is especially necessary because they will blow out contaminated air. During interior cleaning and detailing processes, air vents are often neglected. So the next time you take your truck to a professional service, make sure to remind them of the vents. If you engage in DIY truck cleaning, don’t forget the vents! We also recommend vacuuming the interior properly before steam cleaning to get rid of dust. If your truck interior is inhabited by dust mites, vacuuming followed by steam cleaning is ideal to get rid of them.

    Cleaning the interior with steam will not only ensure it is germ free, but also get rid of any bad odors caused by unclean air vents, pet accidents, food spills, etc. As this method is 100% eco-friendly, you don’t have to worry about any health hazards or damages to the truck interior. You will also notice that after a proper steam cleaning session, your truck cabin has regained its showroom condition. No truck owner can say no to such an effective cleaning method.

    Schedule an appointment for truck interior steam cleaning with DetailXPerts. Our professionals are ready to help you out with their expertise, experience and the best organic detailing products.

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