Don’t want to go to the car wash for special cleaning and detailing? So how do you steam clean car seats at home? Steam cleaning car seats can effectively remove dirt and harmful bacteria without wetting the seats. Let’s take a look at how to clean them.
Tools you need:
- Steam car washer
- Shampoo / detergent for interior decoration
- Pretreatment agent or soil emulsifier (optional – for particularly dirty interior)
- Fan (optional)
Among the above items, some families may not have steam car washing machines, so they can consider renting them. If you use them often, you can also consider buying one.
How to steam clean car seats in five simple steps?
- Wear heat-resistant safety gloves
Choose a pair of gloves that fit your hands without hindering movement. If steam washing is adopted, it is strongly recommended to wear safety gloves, otherwise it is easy to be scalded by hot steam.
- Open all doors
During steam car washing, all doors need to be opened to allow air to flow freely into the car. Otherwise, the steam will gather in the car, making you feel uncomfortable and adversely affecting your health.
- Pretreatment of stains
Pretreatment is only necessary when your car seat is dirty with some deep stains. Pretreatment is to apply cleaning agent on the stain surface to assist in the decomposition of the stain, so as to obtain the best effect of steam cleaning. Just soiled seats are suitable for immediate cleaning. This is also the best time to remove any stains on car seats, such as ink or coffee.
- Steam cleaning
Use the corresponding accessories of the steam cleaner to remove water and dust from the car seat. Remember to use the car steam cleaner correctly according to the given operation instructions. Move the steam cleaner along the entire surface of the car seat. Pay attention to all gaps and inaccessible areas.
Depending on the interior type of your car, you can use a dry brush to clean the car seat. This is mainly for the car interior of cloth, not leather surface. By gently brushing the interior from different directions, your car seat will have a smooth new appearance. Don’t spend too much time on it. Just brush each area of the seat quickly and gently.
You can speed up the drying process with a fan. If you don’t have a fan, you can also use a hair dryer. The door needs to remain open throughout the drying process.