The effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on private and public transportation have resulted in reductions in commuting and slowdown in economic activity.
Car interiors are a potential vector for coronavirus transmission. The coronavirus can survive for many hours and days on various surfaces in your car, and a simple wipe-down might not kill all of it, so it is very important to carefully and professionally disinfect your car if you and your immediate ones want to stay as safe as possible.
With that said, some chemicals and methods that are used to clean surfaces may damage your car interiors. So, it’s important to know the best ways of disinfecting your car without harming your seats, dash, and other car surfaces.
How Do You Disinfect Your Car Properly?
The primary disease transmission vector of COVID-19 is through the tiny droplets that are expelled whenever an infected person sneezes or coughs – these droplets can cause an infection when they touch a healthy person’s eyes, nose, mouth, and other mucous membranes. These only reach a range of about 1.8 meters.
However, a secondary cause of infection is when a person touches a surface that is contaminated with these droplets, and then touches their face. There’s evidence to suggest that the coronavirus can stick around and remain infectious for several hours on many surfaces.
Car-Pro Tech’s primary goal of disinfecting your car is to neutralize any traces of contamination that may have landed on your interiors.
Our Vehicle disinfection includes
Our disinfection services have been designed to reduce cross-contamination and reassure that your vehicles are safe and in high standards of hygiene are in place.
Car Interior Vacuum Cleaning
Closed environments can be a haven for bacteria, and needless to say the interior of your car is a closed environment. If your car is filled with dust and dirt, these particles could create hazardous air quality inside the vehicle. So, the first step of disinfection of your car starts with the complete and good Vacuuming of your car’s interior.
Car Interior Steam Cleaning
Steam cleaning is the 2nd and most effective step towards disinfecting your car’s interior, it works by heating water to a very high temperature (typically in the range of 100-150°C). When you spray this superheated water onto the interior surfaces, it sanitizes stubborn materials like grease and biofilms, reaching into cracks, vents and eliminate most pathogens, bacteria’s and viruses without chemical by not only a highly effective cleaning solution, but a sustainable one, as well.
Cabin Touch-point cleaning
Cabin Touch-point cleaning helps to prevent cross-contamination of viruses, targeting key surfaces such as Dashboard, Windows, doors & door handles, steering wheel, display screens, seat belts, flooring, Roof ceiling and gear stick, etc.
Antibacterial Internal Fogging Treatment
Antibacterial internal Fogging Treatment is the super effective and quickest way to disinfect larger areas that require rapid re-entry with minimum disruption and can cover a wide range of vehicle surfaces including fabric, leather, vents and even those that are difficult to reach using conventional cleaning methods.
Spraying and Wiping down with disinfectants
To ensure that no damage happens to your beloved cars interior, we always use a fresh microfiber cloth with non-bleach disinfectants and give a softer approach while cleaning because hard scrubbing can easily damage the materials in your car, something we’re sure you want to avoid. So we gently clean the whole cabin in circular motions pattern to maintain the integrity of your car’s interior and make is infection free.
Vehicle Ozonizing Treatment – Ozone Treatment
Ozonising is a three-atom oxygen molecule that releases one of the atoms during decomposition. He neutralizes other chemical compounds through oxidation. When we bring about a high concentration of triatomic oxygen inside the car, the process of destroying bacteria, mites, fungi and even Covid-19 disinfection will begin.
Refreshing the cabin begins by placing the device inside the cabin of your vehicle. Then start ventilation and closed air circulation and turn on the ozonization device, which is connected to the power supply. The duration of this service is from 15 to 30 minutes depending on the car.
Benefits & Requirements for Ozonizing the Car:
- Ozone is a very effective and beneficial disinfecting treatment, which at the same time is not at all harmful to the humans or pets.
- Ozone treatment is a vehicle cleaning method especially recommended for allergy sufferers, removes all pollen, Covid-19 infection, mites and microbes that can cause an allergic reaction or asthma attack, etc.
- Ozonation treatment of the car will last from 15 to 30 minutes.
- After completing the process, open the door and ventilate the interior. For some time (2-3 hours) you may still feel the smell of ozone, but there are no contraindications to being in the car.
- No human being or pet will be allowed inside the car while this treatment is performed inside the car and our specialist will observes all hygiene and safety rules.
Keep the Essentials Handy
While you can keep your car disinfected and sanitized, there are some precautions you can take to keep the occupants of the car safe. Create a kit especially for your car that should include the following things:
- Hand sanitizer
- Face masks (in case someone forgets theirs)
- Maintain Cleanliness & hygiene in the car
- Avoid littering inside the cabin
- Keep essential medications
- Bottles of water (for each occupant)
- First Aid Kit
This kit will provide the tools to take effective precautions for the coronavirus at your destination and in your car.
However, the best precaution to prevent the spread of coronavirus is to remain at home and limit driving to crowded places as much as possible. Use your car sparingly to travel only when necessary and reduce your (and your car’s) exposure to the coronavirus.