When you consider how much easier it is to use steam cleaners on upholstery in sanitising hard surfaces, it comes as a surprise to hear that only around one third of car valeters actually use the technology when treating automobiles.
There seems to be a lot of fear in the industry regarding how safe and effective professional steam cleaner hire is, so let’s try to alleviate some of them right now by refuting a few common misconceptions.
Will a steam cleaner damage paintwork?
Not true. You are far more likely to damage a car’s paintwork by actively rubbing on the surface with rags or sponges, as they can easily pick up small traces of grit. A hand-car wash using a steam cleaner removes stubborn dirt, grime, and other soiling using a high-pressure burst of hot water. There is no need for any chemical agents, or even expensive car soaps, just good old H20.
Steam Cleaning Is For Exteriors Only
Interior steam cleaning is just as effective and safe as exterior steam cleaning. There are several different attachments you can use to get into all the nooks and crannies of a car’s vents, footwells and dashboard, removing dust and dirt with ease.
The upholstery of the car’s seating can also be thoroughly cleaned using steam to a much higher degree than it would be if it was simply wiped down. You will not damage any part of a car’s interior by using steam, and once finished everything inside will feel and smell brand new.
Is a Steam cleaner hygienic?
Many NHS facilities hire steam cleaner equipment, so if it’s good enough for disinfecting a hospital bed then surely it must be suitable for cleaning a car. The combination of extremely hot water and upholstery cleaning liquids help to rid the car’s interior of allergens and germs, which otherwise would not be affected by a simple dusting or wiping down.
Steam Cleaning is complicated
The process of steam cleaning a car is incredibly simple. Once any mats and debris have been removed and vacuumed out, an upholstery cleaning substance is applied to the interior using your steam cleaner. After going over the interior floorboards, the trunk, and under the seats, you can then focus on the car’s carpeted areas.
This is done using the steam cleaner’s triangular brush, and once steam has been injected into the carpet it is fully extracted leaving no trace of dirt or stains behind. When you’ve finished steam cleaning there is no complicated drying process to observe. Simply open the car’s windows, and leave it to dry in a safe, shaded place.
Of course if you’re still unsure about whether steam cleaning would be right for your valeting business then it’s best that you test the process for yourself. Steam cleaning can save you thousands of man-hours every year with its highly efficient and thorough cleaning capabilities, so why not give Clean Sweep UK a call today and enquire about steam cleaner hire for your business.