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by Jason Neale
Keeping the Family Car’s Carpet and Upholstery Clean
The family car has become one of the most relied upon members of the family, from running the kids to and from school doing the shopping and getting to work. So the carpets and upholstery can get very dirty over time. A good car detail by a professional detailer will help to keep your family car in great condition and also help to prolong the life of the internal fabrics.
Most of us vacuum our cars now and then. But only doing this sometimes will enable dirt and dust to build up in the base of the carpet. This also applies to the car seats, so a regular steam clean by a professional carpet cleaning company can make your car feel like new again.
Steam or Dry Clean
When a cleaner is hired to steam or dry clean the upholstery and carpets in a car they must first do a good pre vacuum. This will release a lot of the loose dirt and also remove any food scraps and other items that may have been dropped between the seats or into a place that can’t be seen.
A heavy duty cleaning solution would then be applied to the carpets and seats. This will remove any stains and marks that may be present. With car upholstery, it’s important to give it a good brush once the cleaning solution has been applied. This will give the seats a deeper clean and will also help to remove any bacteria within the material.
Car Seat Cleaning
Car seat cleaning can be tricky because the cleaning product being used may damage other surfaces like dash boards or even the vinyl part of the seats. So it’s important to apply the solution with care and, if any is accidentally spilled, then it should be removed as soon as possible.
All of the interior can be deodorised and sanitised at the same time as the cleaning process. The sanitisation will kill any bacteria and will prevent any odours from occurring. Odours in cars are not the best thing to be travelling around with, so using a car detailing company that can eliminate such odours is of great benefit.
Some vehicles can also have leather seats. These can be cleaned in the same way as lounge suites in a home. A cream is applied and then massaged into the leather with a brush and then polished off. For heavily soiled leather seats, a polishing mop can be used to help remove the dirt and grime faster. To help keep car leather seats cleaner and looking better for longer, regular cleaning is required. This will also aid in keeping the leather soft and supple.
Some of the worst odours found in the carpet and upholstery of cars is vomit and milk. These two can make a car smell very bad and even make it unbearable to drive. These types of stains need to be removed as soon as possible before bacteria start to form on the surface and damage the material. This can be done by using a professional car detailer to steam clean the inside of the vehicle.