The difference in a Proper Interior Detail

 Steam Cloth Before

Steam Cloth Before

 Steam Cloth After: Dirt/Soil and Stains are heat transferred away from carpet  

Steam Cloth After: Dirt/Soil and Stains are heat transferred away from carpet  

A proper interior detail is necessary if you're looking for a disinfected or sanitized vehicle interior.  We achieve this through using various methods, one of which is the use of steam. Unlike conventional methods like "shampoo" which most detailing companies like to use, we use steam. The difference between using shampoo and steam is that  shampoo injects a lot of water and moisture deep into your vehicle's carpet and seat padding. This exposes the risk of your vehicle developing mold or bacteria if the moisture is not extracted properly. The method of shampooing also stirs the dirt/debris in carpets and does not always remove the particles from the surface, but rather imbedds them.

 

 Before: Driver Mat stained  

Before: Driver Mat stained  

 After: Majority of Stains removed using steam to lift dirt from surface, leaving mat virtually dry to the touch after minutes of cleaning  

After: Majority of Stains removed using steam to lift dirt from surface, leaving mat virtually dry to the touch after minutes of cleaning  

Steam, on the contrary, kills bacteria due to high temperatures while lifting dirt and stains by the use of heat transfer onto a towel/cloth. 

The Verdict?

Both steam and shampooing are methods to clean interiors. Shampoo runs the risk of excess moisture in your vehicle which can cause mold/mildew and odor development. This method also does not disinfect the surfaces like steam does. Steaming leaves the interior much more dry, lifts dirt and leaves a fresh neutral scent throughout the vehicle.

Until next time, happy detailing!

 

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