Yes, you can be allergic to your car because of the allergens that collect in your car. Just like you control dust mites in the house, you should use that same control in your car. You use HEPA vacuums and special pillows and treat your furniture, rugs, and even your pets for allergens. The degree of dust, dirt, and grime that accumulates in your vehicle is staggering, that could be why you are sneezing and coughing. The following will explore the different types of allergens and what you can do to get rid of them.
Dust Mites in Your Car or Truck?
Dust mites are tiny microscopic relatives of the spider and live on car seats and carpets. These tiny creatures feed on the flakes of skin that people and pets shed daily and they thrive in warm and humid environments. Dust begins with eh cabin air filter, then travels through the vent system. From there it disperses onto all of the surfaces of your vehicle. How can I get rid of dust mites? Those of you with allergies need to use a HEPA vacuum or a steam cleaning unit in order to get all of the dust mites out of your cloth surfaces. It is important that change your cabin air filter regularly.
Mold in Your Car or Truck?
All it takes is one crumb or one drop of soda or coffee to grow mold in your car. We grocery shop and carry bags of groceries, drink coffee and soda and eat snacks and even lunch every now and then. So crumbs and liquid can be dripped on the floor and seats. Mold and Mildew often result from heavy rainstorms, when amounts of water find their way inside the trunk. The mildew not only smells bad and annoying, its appearance is unsightly on the trunk carpeting and surfaces. the biggest offenders of mold are the cup holders, the rugs, and the trunk. Vacuum the trunk and car carpet often and use cupcake liners in your cup holders. If you do get mold a regular car wash will not usually get rid of it. You may need to have the car detailed and use an extractor that simultaneously steams and uses powerful green chemicals to remove mold and stains.
Fumes and Vapors in Your Car or Truck?
We all like our cars to smell nice. Never smoke in your car. How to get rid of bad smells in your car…
- Vacuum – Most odors are trapped in the interior fabric
- Baking soda and kitty litter – When you are concerned about spilled liquid waste items, baking soda or kitty litter can be used as an inexpensive absorbent. …
- Charcoal – Charcoal also absorbs scents
- Natural scent air freshener
- White vinegar
- Zeolite rock – natural odor eliminator and moisture control
- Ozone shock treatment
As a general rule of thumb, it’s important to have your car washed inside and out at least every two weeks.
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