Vehicles harbour a surprising amount of bacteria and germs. A new study found that some parts of your car can be four times filthier than a public toilet seat. As a family, you probably spend a great deal of time in the car—commuting to work, making grocery runs, taking your kids to playdates, etc. If you allow your child to eat while strapped in, it’s not surprising to find food crumbs hiding away in the tiny crevices of car seats. It then becomes a potential breeding ground for bacteria to thrive, unknowingly exposing the rest of your family members to harmful threats.
To prevent the risk of cross-contamination, it is thus essential to frequently clean and disinfect your vehicle’s interior to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones. Make automobile disinfection a part of your routine by following these easy maintenance tips!
1. Clean and disinfect all surfaces
Give your interior surfaces in the car a thorough wipe-down, especially the high-touch points. Germs and bacteria typically live longer on hard, non-porous surfaces such as the door handles, steering wheel and seat belt buckles, so prioritise cleaning these areas first. Avoid using common household cleaners as they often contain harsh chemicals that may leave behind toxic residue which is harmful to you and your children and cause damage to delicate surfaces like car seats and armrests.
After a round of deep cleaning, use BioCair disinfectant sprays to eliminate surface germs efficiently. While cleaning removes dirt and dust, it does not kill germs. Suitable for application on car surfaces, this disinfectant spray does not contain alcohol and is free of harmful chemicals, so you don’t have to worry about any toxic damage. Plus, it’s incredibly fast-acting and eliminates germs such as bacteria, viruses, fungus and spores in just 60 seconds of contact, saving you both time and effort. You don’t even have to rinse or wipe it off!
Do this at least once every week to ensure cleanliness and safety. Even if you don’t see any dirt build-ups, cleaning and disinfecting your car regularly helps prevent the spread of germs brought in from the outside.
2. Clear up the air
Always ventilate your car by opening the windows to prevent mould and bacteria growth. Your car’s air-conditioning can be a potential breeding ground for germs due to moisture and lack of airflow, especially when it’s turned on all the time. If your AC emits a musty smell, it’s a good indicator that your air vents need to be cleaned.
To clean your vents safely, use a vacuum to suck out all the dirt and debris, and wipe away any remaining build-up using a damp microfiber cloth. Letting the AC run at full speed for a couple of minutes every other week can also help to prevent future mould growth and eliminate any nasty odours.
3. Disinfect while on the road
But is cleaning your AC vents enough? Germs can still easily get in and stay in the air for hours, so keeping your car well-disinfected is important.
To protect you and your loved ones while on the road, try using BioCair’s Ultimate Automobile Dry-Mist Disinfection Machine. With a handy USB plug and at the touch of a button, this disinfectant machine is designed to eliminate 99.999% of airborne and surface germs, keeping your car free of bacteria, viruses, fungus and spores. It generates a dry-mist disinfectant that’s lightweight enough to stay suspended in the air, effectively killing off airborne pathogens before settling on nearby surfaces to wipe out any lingering germs within the car. It can even tackle those hard-to-reach areas so you can be sure that every nook and cranny is covered.
To reap the optimal benefits, automobile disinfection should be carried out on an ongoing, day-to-day basis to keep the baseline level of bacteria to a minimum. We recommend turning it on whenever you’re on the go, as this helps to reduce the risk of airborne transmission – which is common in tight spaces such as cars where germs can dwell due to restricted airflow. It also prevents you from bringing unwanted invisible guests into your home!
Now you can breathe fresh, germ-free air wherever you go.