– Strong disinfectants can damage interior materials
We are still dealing with the global Covid 19 pandemic, and we still haven’t reached peak levels across Vaal Traingle and surrounding areas. If you’re like most people , you also spend a lot of your budget on good, expensive disinfectants and disinfect everything you or your loved ones might touch.
If anyone ventures outside, clothes are rinsed right into the washer in the garage, food is disinfected, and fruits and vegetables are thoroughly washed – even the recyclable grocery bags. Yes, we are that extreme as my little one and I both have compromised immune systems.
It doesn’t stop here, door knobs, security gates and especially the Taxi when we venture out on an important run or a trip to get ice cream now that the ri.
However, it is not a good idea at all to use strong disinfectants or disinfected wipes to clean the interior of your taxi.
According to Louis, Marketing Director at Hygiene Care 101 , soap and water (or dish soap and water) will go a long wayt job cleaning your taxi’s interior and exterior.
Louis says, “Plastic, metal or faux metal surfaces should not be damaged by soap and water. Provided you wipe gently, leather also responds well.
“The steering wheel of your Taxi needs to be cleaned very well, as do other areas that are regularly touched by taxi riders – climate and audio controls, infotainment systems, window controls and the like. When working on areas with electronics, disinfectant wipes are better than soap and water that the wipes do not contain bleach.
“Beware, hand sanitizers contain alcohol, which can, for example, damage interior trim, dry out leather and (with repeated use) possibly crack plastics.”
Louis has also provided some tips on how to clean your Taxi without damaging your vehicle’s interior trim and materials.
The automaker says, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says hand washing is critical, but so is disinfecting surfaces, including those in your Taxi.
“The CDC recommends Taxi owners to wearing disposable gloves to clean and disinfect surfaces and wiping down surfaces with soap and water before disinfecting. For Taxi interiors, a soft microfiber cloth or one moistened with soap and warm water can be used almost everywhere on hard surfaces as well as delicate ones.
“Most common disinfectants are effective, but some are not ideal for vehicles, including bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzene, thinner or abrasives that can damage upholstery and interiors. The CDC says alcohol-based wipes or sprays with at least 70% alcohol are effective against coronavirus and can be safely used in your taxi.
“For car windows, use windshield wipes or a soft cloth dampened with soap and water instead of ammonia-based cleaners, then dry with a clean, soft cloth.”