Coronavirus, properly known as COVID-19, has grown into a full-blown global pandemic, with emphasis on social distancing and high personal hygiene measures to keep us safe until the advent of a vaccine. During such trying times that require us to do our best in terms of cleanliness and sanitation, we at Incredible Car Wash have devised a strategy to fight COVID-19, so that our customers can continue their cleaning measures right through their homes up to their cars. A combination of Car Wash, Detailing – wiping and cleaning car seats, handles and steering wheel and, Vacuuming carpets in various steps with a variety of chemicals and cleaners multiple times, we ensure a high standard in vehicle sanitation to enable our customers during this era of ultra-high disinfection requirement.
There is much to learn about the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) that causes coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The virus, a highly contagious one spreads from person-to-person (within about 6 feet)transmission occurring via respiratory droplet spread. Though transmission of coronavirus from contaminated surfaces to humans has not yet been documented, current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is the best practice measure for the prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.
Our Action Plan at Incredible Car Wash Westoaks and Memorial
As the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we want to reiterate thatour top priority is the health and safety of our staff, customers and community. We are taking all the precautions and reinforcing the preventive actions we have in place, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We want to share a few of the steps we are taking at our car wash locations.
What Exactly Do We Mean by Disinfection?
Disinfecting refers to the use of chemicals, for example, EPA-registered disinfectants, to kill germs on different kinds of surfaces. This process kills germs on surfaces after cleaning and further lowers the risk of spreading infection. At Incredible Car Wash, we use isopropyl alcohol to clean smudges and other types of last-minute details. Various materials from plastic trim to painted chrome to imitation leather—have been tested to ensure they don’t degrade when exposed to pure isopropyl alcohol. It’s even possible to rub the exterior surface of soft cloth upholstery with alcohol in order to clean it.
According to the Centers For Disease Control (CDC): “It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.”
Car switches need to be kept clean too, knobs, screens and more. We make sure that the solution is diluted enough as the acidic property may damage the touchscreen display’s plastic or glass surfaces.
DIY Tip: For those high touch surfaces in the interior, an ammonia-based hot water solution can do the trick. Put it in a spray bottle and carry it in your car, along with some paper towels. Cleaning solution should be sprayed on a cloth first, then begin to wipe. Check the ingredients on your cleaners and if you have a question, call the manufacturer and ask if the cleaner is safe to use on your car. Whether you have cloth seats or leather ones we here at Incredible Car Wash can clean them to make sure that your car is a safe ride back home.
Vacuuming your Car at Incredible Car Wash
Cars get dirty having dust sit on them. Amongst the current spring days, you must take into account that allergies are around the cornertoo. It is recommended that you vacuum your car regularly. One should also pay attention to removal of mats in their car and vacuuming the areas underneath. You should vacuum your car each week or preferably twice a week, to minimize infections and dirt. Come to think of it, you get in and out of your car on those days you choose to shop for groceries and run errands.Unfortunately, fabric seats tend to soak in the bacteria. The surfaces particularly cloth or carpet are the breeding grounds for infections. So, make sure that you clean your seats regularly. All our locations at Incredible Car Wash provide free high-pressure vacuums complimentary for our Car Wash and Detail Customers.
Your Car’s Carpets Should be Clean!!!!
HVAC Units – disinfection
HVAC units circulate air in the vehicle’s cabin. As a result, if not filtered properly, that air can and does carry a few viruses and infections. So, the solution to this is to deep clean your system, all the way down to the filters. With warm days arriving, now is the best time to get your whole system cleaned and the refrigerant topped off, at any of our locations. Please ask our lube service professional form ore on how to receive these services. Get help from one of our representatives at Westheimer, Cypress or Richmond locations.
At Incredible Car Wash, we remove and clean the cabin air filter. It’s located behind the glove compartment. Then, it I sprayed with a disinfectant before being installed in place. Ask aIncredible Car Wash representative on some great ways to treat your HVAC unit properly.
Incredible Car Wash – Here is what we do:
- Use deep cleaning liquids
- Clean knobs and keys
- Vacuum surfaces
- Wipe interior with ethyl alcohol wipes
- Steering wheel & Console
- Clean HVAC units
Some Tips on Cleaners for COVID-19
- Bleach -Bleach is a clear liquid cleaner, known for its distinctive smell as well as bactericidal properties.
- Liquid Soap -Soap is a is a salt of a fatty acid. Its purpose is to clean and lubricate products.
- Hand Sanitizer -It’s most common function is to decrease infectious components and viruses on the hands. Hand sanitizer is composed of alcohol, such as ethyl alcohol; this is the active ingredient that is effective in killing viruses.
Incredible Car Wash –We have prepped ourselves with a design which focuses on customer comfort and safety, faster processing, and premium results. We deliver full-service car washes, offered in various packages.
Incredible Car Wash Locations:
Memorial and Westoaks
2030 Highway 6 South, Houston, TX 7707