Deep Car Interior Cleaning in Lathrop, CA
Stop feeling embarrassed and disgusted with our deep car interior cleaning service. We remove stubborn stains, excessive pet hair and annoying sand.
Having a super clean car interior makes a comfortable and pleasant ride for everyone.
You know you need a professional mobile detailer to clean your interiors.
We try to remove as much pet hair, sand, stains and dirt as possible. We will do thorough vacuuming, steam cleaning, scrubbing leather seats, and carpet shampooing. In short, almost every surface of your car interior will be clean.
Does that mean, can we remove 100% of the stains, pet hair, and dirt inside?
No, but we use professional tools and products to improve the condition of your car interior. Also, we have done dozens of car interiors and our customers are happy with the end result.
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO DEEP CLEAN YOUR CAR INTERIOR?
Cleaning a car interior is a time and labor intensive process.
Food and drink stains are the most common problem customers ask us to remove. Most of the time, stains come from coffee, juice, milk, and food sauces. Sometimes, we also remove organic stains such as vomit and pet accidents.
The very first step is assessing the condition of your vehicle. We ask the customers questions such as:
Asking these questions help us identify how long it can take us to complete a deep car cleaning service.
The answers we get from customers helps us determine what tools and chemicals to bring. It also helps us gauge how aggressive or careful we can scrub upholstery and surfaces.
STEAM CLEANING AND CARPET EXTRACTION - THE 2 POWERFUL TOOLS TO TRANSFORM FILTHY TO CLEAN CAR INTERIOR
What is steam cleaning? How can it help remove stubborn and nasty stains?
A steam cleaner is a powerful tool that converts water into heat and very high pressure. What comes out from the nozzle is a very hot, high pressurized vapor.
This pressurized hot vapor deep cleans, and kills most bacteria and germs. It also helps to loosen stubborn stains embedded in the car cloth seats and carpet.
When we encounter stains on car seats and carpet, our steam cleaner helps us a lot to remove 80-90% of the stains.
To make stain removal more effective, we use a drill brush to scrub the fabric.This process helps further loosen the stains so we can wipe it up with our clean microfiber towels.
We also use it to deep clean car interior surfaces, and plastics. It’s also effective in cleaning the shifter knobs, vents, door handles and center console. It is also best used for removing very sticky substances such as gum, stickers, and melted crayons.
The downside of steam cleaning is it is not very effective in deep cleaning large areas.
The reason is because the nozzle only sprays a small diameter of pressurized vapor. This small diameter of pressure can be time consuming to clean large surface areas.
The best method to use steam is to focus on one small area at a time while agitating with a brush. The heat, pressure and agitation can disinfect and kill most germs and bacteria.
WHAT IF STEAM CLEANING DOESN’T REMOVE STAIN?
If the stains are all over the seats or carpet, we use a professional grade carpet extractor.
A carpet extractor is a powerful machine that can pump out and vacuum liquid at the same time. It uses a special cleaning solution that is effective in removing nasty stains. It is popular in the carpet cleaning industry because of how effective it is in removing stains. Now, it is being used by professional mobile car detailers like River Islands Car Salon.
HOW DOES A CARPET EXTRACTOR HELP IN DEEP CLEANING CAR CLOTH SEATS AND CARPET?
Carpet extractors perform like a regular vacuum but specialize in suctioning liquid.
This simultaneous spraying and vacuuming adds more cleaning power. The neutralizing solution helps avoid resoiling residue.
A neutral ph makes the carpet and upholstery clean, soft, and free of resoiling. It also makes it harmless to skin contact.
In short, both steam cleaner and carpet extractor are effective.
PET HAIR AND PET URINE ACCIDENTS: ONE OF THE MOST COMMON PROBLEMS CUSTOMERS HAVE
Having pets brings joy, companionship and alleviates stress. Most people treat them as part of a family and sometimes, it’s hard to avoid bringing pets on road trips and travels.
As you bring pets often or daily inside and out of the car, dogs and cats shed hair over time. Sometimes, they may urinate by accident.
Removing pet hair is a tedious and time consuming task and that’s where a mobile car detailer can help.
PET HAIR REMOVAL IS ONE OF THE SERVICES WE OFFER IN DEEP CLEANING CAR INTERIORS
Pet hair removal requires three tools – Vacuum, pet hair brush and/or pumice stone. Sometimes, a diluted fabric softener can be helpful but it’s optional.
The first step is performing a thorough vacuum. We vacuum up all the loose dirt and hair to speed up the process.
Once the loose dirt is gone, we use the pet hair brush or pumice stone to brush off the pet hairs.
If the pet hair is somewhat loose but sticking to the fabric, we will use our pet hair brush. If it’s embedded deep into the cloth fabric, we will use the pumice stone.
When using the pumice stone, we scrape the fabric as careful as possible. This helps to avoid damaging plastics and other surfaces while scrubbing pet hairs.
If you plan to remove pet hair on your own, we advise you to be careful with pumice stones. Be mindful with plastics, leather and other surfaces that you don’t want to get scratched.
SAND REMOVAL: A CLEAN CAR INTERIOR SHOULD BE FREE OF SAND
Summer is the best time for families to go camping, going to the beach and enjoying road trips.
Unfortunately, going in and out of your car can bring sand from the beach or campsite.
One of the most common problems customers ask us is to remove sand.
Many people use vacuum and most are ok with it. But if you’re looking for a deep clean, vacuuming is actually the least effective method.
These fine particles are difficult to vacuum and their color blends well in the fabric. This makes it difficult to see whether your carpet or upholstery is actually clean.
The best way to determine if your carpet is free from sand is by touching or brushing it.
AIR COMPRESSOR AND DRILL BRUSH: THE 2 BEST TOOLS FOR REMOVING SAND IN CAR INTERIORS
As professional mobile car detailers, we use an air compressor, and drill brush to loosen up sand. Then we vacuum it up.
We invest in a portable air compressor that has an air gun hose and nozzle attachment.
The pressurized air is very effective at dislodging sand particles.
While we’re using compressed air, we use a drill brush to further remove the fine sand within the fabric.
This two-step combination removes sand, dust and other loose dirt. It makes vacuuming a lot easier and faster.
Also, we use compressed air to clean between the seats, vents, and other nooks and crannies. It is also used to blow dirt away from the honeycomb speakers, door handles, crevices and cup holders.
Air compressor is one of the most important tools we use to deep clean hard to reach areas.
If you need a fast and effective sand removal, hiring a mobile auto detailer is your best option.
We’ve delivered great results and many of our customers are happy with our service.
OUR DEEP CAR INTERIOR CLEANING AND DETAIL PROCESS:
First, we ask the customer questions and information regarding the condition of the vehicle. Then we ask them to remove all loose and valuable items and car seats. Removing these important items helps us clean your interior the best way possible.
Second, we’ll wash and scrub your rubber floor mats and door jambs. Then we’ll wipe and use a blower to dry.
Third, we will use an air compressor and/or a variety of brushes to loosen up sand and dirt in cracks and crevices. Then, we’ll perform a thorough vacuuming. We will vacuum your carpet, seats, cupholders, underneath your seats and vents. If you don’t need sand removal, we will proceed with the pet hair removal process.
Fourth, we will pre-spray your soiled cloth seats or carpet with alkaline chemicals. Then, we will scrub and brush the area to further loosen stains. Next, we will use a carpet extractor machine with neutralizing agent to remove deep stains on your car upholstery.
Fifth, we steam clean the surfaces and hard plastics. Steam helps removing germs, body oils, hardened crayons, and stubborn stains. Then we will wipe and clean the entire interior surfaces.
Finally, we clean and wipe your interior windows to help you see better while driving. You’ll feel much safer and more alert having a clean and streak free glass.
Deep Car Interior Cleaning Before and After shots
Feel free to take a loot at our some deep car interior detail results below. This service is best paired with Mobile Superior Car Wash and Wax or Premium Car Wash and Wax.
Deep Car Interior Cleaning Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We can do a deep car interior clean at the comfort of your home. We do car detailing in Lathrop, Manteca and Tracy.
On average, it can take from 4-5hrs. Sometimes, it can take from 5-6hrs depending on how dirty your car interior is.
We use commercial grade steam cleaners, carpet extractor, vacuum, air compressor and blow gun. We also use acidic and alkaline chemicals for removing deep car stains. Our products and chemicals are high quality to make sure you get the results you need.
We don’t promise perfect removal but we always strive for 5-10x better results. There are times when a stain is permanent and removing each sand particle is impossible. What you’ll notice is big improvement and a much cleaner car interior.
Yes. We have the chemicals and tools necessary to remove vomit, pet urine and blood.
Our deep car interior cleaning consists of removing pet hair, sand and stains on car cloth seats. It also involves the use of carpet extraction with acid and alkaline chemicals to remove stubborn stains. This service is best for cars that need major car interior cleaning.
On the other hand, our full car interior cleaning consists of cleaning minor stains, leather scrubbing and steam clean. This service is best for cars that need leather seat cleaning and minor stains.