Detailing your cars interior quarterly with Autobella is a smart and healthy idea, we spend a significant amount of time in our cars sneezing, coughing, eating & whatever else might come about, then we get out and close the windows & doors trapping germs & bacteria, thus becoming an Incubator. General sickness can be significantly reduced buy keeping your cars interior clean. Most buildup and staining is organic and can be removed with our water-based organic cleaning solutions.
Everyone has a certain amount of tolerance to everything we come in contact with. But at some point our ability to withstand it breaks down, so if you’re exposed to fungi and bacteria at home and in the car, your body might become so overwhelmed that you become ill.
Spraying disinfectants into the air vents won’t kill these growths. The chances of anything making it into the system and still being effective are somewhere between slim and none. The best solution is to clean the vehicles interior with a cold water based enzyme & follow up with an OZONE treatment. We also recommend replacing the Interior cabin filter when performing any interior detail service.
THEFT RECOVERY DETAILING – its a big deal !
Portland now ranks third among the nation’s major cities for car thefts per capita, outpaced only by Detroit and Baltimore. Nearly 6,000 cars have been stolen last year in PDX. By October of 2017, the number of auto thefts had already outpaced all of 2016. When cars are recovered they tend to have been lived in for a week or months. Most of what we see are cars that have little to no damage but are complete BIO hazards inside. The abandoned contents range from other stolen personal items to needles, old food remnants, cigarette butts, and just really stinky in general. A strong percentage of people feel so violated that they want to just total their car. Unfortunately, insurance doesn’t roll like that unless there’s overwhelming damage which is usually not the case. Autobella sees approximately five to ten theft recoveries per week presently. Most of these resemble the same pattern. Stinky, dirty and full of junk.
Our detailing method is modified from the traditional interior detail as we use Active enzymes combined with Ozone. Using both of these significantly helps remove the bacteria and odor that the other stinky human has left behind. Give us a call or drop an email if you have any further questions.
Tips To Help Keep Your Car’s Interior Mold Free
- Regularly replace Cabin Air Filters, Detail your interior with a cold water Enzymes & OZONE treatments.
- Air-conditioning should be run on the “outside air” setting, as opposed to the re-circulated setting as often as possible. This allows the system to pull in new air and get rid of old moisture (which reduces the chances of contamination).
- The “max” setting is going to give you re-circulated air and should only be used on very hot days-and only until you get comfortable.
- Never leave the A/C set on “max” while the engine is off. This keeps the vents closed and doesn’t allow outside air to get in. The heat created by a closed system combined with the moisture produces a virtual greenhouse for bacteria and fungi.
- When you use the A/C, there should be water draining from under the car. No water runoff means that the drain hole is blocked and the evaporator is not drying out, creating a perfect breeding ground for bacteria and fungi.
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