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Car interior sanitization: why choose steam cleaners

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Hygienizing and sanitizing cars has become a priority, especially in recent years. Good car sanitization stops the spread of germs, bacteria, and viruses, guaranteeing a clean, sanitized, healthy and safe vehicle. STI Steam Industry, with its line of steam cleaners dedicated to Car Detailing and Car Washing, wants to offer a solution for professional car sanitizing

Steam cleaners: an effective solution for sanitizing car interiors

Professional steam cleaners from STI Steam Industry are products for cleaning and sanitizing car interiors that guarantee unprecedented results. They use the power of high-temperature steam to remove stubborn dirt, eliminate unpleasant odors and kill germs from all car components. We’re not just talking about sanitizing car seats, our steam cleaners can sanitize carpets, doors, dashboards, headliners and even air/heating vents.

Car sanitization: what is it for?

As mentioned above, the purpose of sanitizing is to eliminate germs, bacteria and viruses that can accumulate in the passenger compartment. In fact, these pathogens can be carried by car passengers or simply multiply over time due to dirt and humidity. This is precisely why it is so important to sanitize the car and the passenger compartment, not only to have a clean space, but also to feel safe when travelling, without fear of coming into contact with or contracting bacterial viruses.

Car interior cleaning and sanitizing: the differences between sanitizing, disinfecting, and car interior cleaning

These three terms are often used interchangeably, but it is important to fully understand the differences between car disinfecting, car sanitizing and car interior cleaning. Car disinfection is the type of cleaning that uses chemicals to specifically kill the bacteria and viruses present. Car interior cleaning, on the other hand, focuses on general cleanliness, removing dirt and odors without necessarily killing pathogens. We can therefore say that sanitization combines these two processes because, as mentioned above, it involves cleaning the interior of the vehicle and eliminating harmful micro-organisms without the use of chemicals but only by using the high temperature of steam.

What is missing from the list? Car sterilization. This is the only process that also guarantees the complete destruction of spores.

Car interior sanitization

Ozone vehicle sanitization

In addition to steam cleaning, there are other technologies available for car disinfection. One of the most common is cleaning with ozone. Ozone is a gas that can be used to kill germs and odors. This gas works by oxidizing the biological structures of micro-organisms, eliminating pathogens in the air and on treated car surfaces.

When using ozone for car sanitizing, it is important to take the right precautions as it can be dangerous to the health of the user. If used irresponsibly, ozone can cause damage to the respiratory tract and lungs. Inhalation of this gas can cause coughing and throat irritation and is not recommended for people with conditions such as asthma. Seeking expert advice or following the correct guidelines can be an alternative to using steam cleaners.

Can we do it ourselves?

It is certainly possible to try your hand at washing and sanitizing car interiors, but it is also true that car sanitizing using professional products and equipment, such as steam cleaners, can guarantee better results. These machines are designed to reach high temperatures that effectively kill germs and can be more cost-effective in the long run than buying expensive equipment for occasional use. But if you want to be self-sufficient, here are some important guidelines to follow when sanitizing and disinfecting car interiors:

  • Remove personal items and visible dirt from the car.
  • Use a steam cleaner to treat all surfaces, paying particular attention to seats, carpets, and door panels.
  • Follow the steam cleaner manufacturer’s instructions to ensure safe and effective sanitization.
  • Allow the car to air out for a while after treatment to allow residual steam to dissipate.

Car seat disinfectant products: which to choose?

You may have wondered if there is one car seat disinfectant that is better than the others. In reality, there are many good products for this job, the important thing is to avoid products that are too aggressive and could damage the interior. The use of specific car cleaning products is indeed essential to preserve the interior and achieve optimum results. 

If you have any doubts or would like more information about STI Steam Industry’s professional steam generators for car detailing, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will be happy to answer all your questions and guide you to the most suitable product for your needs.

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