Hot steam. Probably not something you’re going to want to work around especially when the weather has been so hot here in San Antonio.
Here at Concours Auto Salon we use hot steam to detail car interiors every day. Is it effective? You bet it is. Does it make us sweat? Oh yeah. These are some of the sacrifices we make to deliver the best job possible.
What is a Vapor Steamer you ask? A vapor steamer is a tool we use at Concours Auto Salon to clean, sanitize and effectively detail your car’s interior. It has an internal boiler that heats the water to 340° when we press a trigger on the hand wand that hot water comes out as steam vapor at approximately 65 to 70 psi.
Concours Auto just purchased another Vapor Steamer. It’s an industrial unit that cost over $1800.00 called the Vapor Chief.
The Vapor Chief Steam Cleaner is a 120 volt vapor steam machine that performs like 220 volt. This is THE MOST powerful dry vapor steamer you can buy that runs on 120 volts…and is made in the USA! You won’t find a unit like this on your mobile detailers truck or at the local carwash.
Why is Vapor Steam Cleaning more effective than traditional cleaning?
All hard surfaces are actually porous. Steam can penetrate those pores and get at that embedded dirt.
What are the chief advantages of steam cleaning?
Hot steam vapor penetrates pores of the materials or surfaces to be cleaned, and cleans more thoroughly than normal cleaners, and does so without the use of chemicals. This lack of chemicals used in the cleaning process is a huge benefit to those people who are sensitive to chemicals or are trying to reduce the level of toxicity in their vehicles, especially if children are present.
Killing germs, bacteria, and microorganisms such as mold and dust mites.
Perhaps the best advantage of all, is that hot steam vapor is a natural sanitizing and deodorizing agent without any chemical odor. When the vapor steam penetrates surfaces, it destroys mold spores, germs, viruses, dust mites, and Bacteria.
More effective cleaning
Interestingly enough, although we are a great proponent of the fact that steam vapor alone will miraculously clean most things, it is pertinent to note that for stubborn cleaning chores pre-spraying the area with a natural cleansing agent and then combining it with steam vapor enhances the cleaning properties of the cleaning agent by a factor of several times.
Anthony and on have been using Vapor steam for years and would love to demonstrate its capabilities to you. Come on by the shop and see our new steamer in action. Or make an appointment to have your interior completely detailed and sanitized.