What’s living in your car?

These days lots of people are pretty much living out of their car. They use it for a dressing room, dining room and of course an office. I bet they never stopped to think about all the harmful germs that could be living along with them. A car is the perfect place for germs to breed, especially if it’s left sitting in the hot sun for a few hours. Take a look at your car, if you have kids I can almost guarantee they eat in the back seat ,and maybe even drop or spill their food. Now you might pick up the food and clean up the spills, but are there still crumbs left that you meant to vacuum when you had the time. Just the time never came and now the crumbs have turned into harmful germs.

Every person that gets in your car has germs on them and leaves them behind when they get out. Do you always have a cup of coffee or something to drink in the cup holder? How many times had your drink spilled over and you did your best to clean it up with a few napkins? The places in the car that have the most germs are the dashboard, the change holder, and the cup holders. The air flowing over the dashboard causes the germs to grow and breed.

A child’s car seat is the perfect place for germs to grow. They eat in their chair and drop crumbs or have food on their hands and wipe it on the cloth. Steering wheels have been known to contain more germs then a toilet seat. Think about the floor carpets in your car, your feet are on all types of different germ ridden surfaces and then you and your guest transport them into your car. Some of the germs that can be found in cars are very dangerous, they can cause skin infections and other serious conditions.

To keep your car free of germs it needs to be disinfected on a regular basis.

Ozone Treatment:

Treating the interior of a car with ozone is a safe and effective way of killing mold and eliminating smells from the car.  Depending on the odor the treatment can take anywhere between 30 minutes and 2 or 3 hours.

If you use your car daily and have the kids in there a lot, it needs to be cleaned once a week. Start by having the car detailed on the inside.  You can do this yourself or have it detailed by a professional. You’ll want the carpets and seats to be vacuumed and treated with a hot water extractor. Make sure to have the dashboard and steering wheel wiped off, to remove any germs that might be present.

You can keep some disinfecting wipes in the car to use on a weekly basis. Just give the inside of the car a quick wipe down. If you have child seats take the cover off and wash it in hot soapy water. Wipe the seat itself down with a disinfecting cleaner to remove any germs that might be there. Any time there is food or drinks spilled in the car have it cleaned up thoroughly to avoid the growth of germs. By following a few simple steps you can make your car germ free and make it a safe environment for you and your family. You wouldn’t allow your house to be full of harmful germs so why would you let your car get that way?