Interior Deep & Steam Cleaning

We offer thorough deep cleaning of vehicle interiors using Standard and True Hot Steam Cleaning methods whether it’s a Full Valet or just part of an interior i.e. just seats etc

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Our Cleaning Method

If you want a full break down of our full valet please refer to my Frequently Asked Question section.

The following is a summary of what we do:

  1. Blow out – to dislodge dirt from under and between seats, vents, dash, rear shelf, and boot area.
  2. Wash exterior
  3. Brush up and vacuum
  4. Pre-treat stains
  5. Scrub fabric and carpet surfaces using an encapsulating shampoo applied as a dry foam.
    • This allows surfaces to dry faster than the normal wet extraction or steam cleaning.
    • It must be noted, the dirtier your interior, the more cleaner is needed which is directly proportionate to how wet the surface would be and how long it takes to dry.
  6. Detail
  7. Air Dry

Foam versus Steam

Our standard method of cleaning is using a dry foam shampoo.

The benefits are numerous but the biggest ones are superior drying, faster cleaning times and less moisture/wetness in your car which can inadvertently become mould.

In South Africa, it is commonly mistaken that ‘steam’ is used to clean vehicle interiors (usually wet extraction) and engines (usually high pressure)

When people mistake steam cleaning with interiors it’s usually that they see a ‘wet extractor’ being used. This type of machine sprays a cold or hot cleaning solution (the wet reference) and vacuums it up (the extraction reference). In short, its a spraying mechanism combined with a wet and dry vacuum. It is also commonly called a wet-vac. The mistake comes when you observe hot cleaning solution being used and steam rises from the cleaning surface.

This is in stark difference to true hot steam cleaners. True steam is generated by constantly boiling and pressurizing water and forcing it through a tiny hole creating a jet. It must be noted, that immediately when steam meets air it turns from a gas (vapour) back into water a very short distance from the tip of the steamer. This makes steam only effective very close to a surface. To generate steam takes considerable electricity, its very literally boiling a high wattage kettle continually. It is these reasons of economy and range that limits steam cleaning and why we offer it as an upgrade with standard cleaning where we need to deal with oils, greases, spilt food or odours.

There is more information to common questions on our interior services in the Frequently Asked Questions section. I

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Packages

Time and Pricing is determined by how dirty your vehicle is. All pricing is confirmed on inspection.

1. Inside & Out

From R1500

Perfect for; new car purchase, preparation for selling or just maintenance.

This service includes deep cleaning (a.k.a. full valet) of the complete Inside of your car as well as a Wash, Clay and Glaze Polish of your paint on the Outside

On the interior everything is cleaned. Fabrics and carpeting is thoroughly blown out, brushed, vacuumed before being pretreated, shampooed and scrubbed with dry foam and then extracted. Leather or vinyl seats, plastics and trim is cleaned appropriately and a water based dressing is applied.

Pricing:
  • All pricing is confirmed on visual inspection
  • From small car up to sedan size i.e. Corolla from R1500
  • Larger vehicles E.g. 4×4, 7 seater’s etc from R1850
Duration: From 5 hours

2. Interior Full Valet

From R950

If you only want your interior to be deep cleaned

This services focuses on the deep cleaning / full valet of your car’s complete interior with a normal wash of the exterior.

Fabrics and carpeting is thoroughly blown out, brushed, vacuumed before being pretreated, shampooed and scrubbed with dry foam and then extracted. Leather or vinyl seats, plastics and trim is cleaned appropriately and a water based dressing is applied. It includes an outside wash, tyres and trim.

Pricing:
  • All pricing is confirmed on visual inspection
  • From small car up to sedan size i.e. Corolla from R950
  • Larger vehicles E.g. 4×4, 7 seater’s etc from R1200
Duration: Approx 4 hours

3. Partial Cleaning

If you only want a part of your interior cleaned

This is the deep cleaning / valet of either your seats, floor or roof only.

Pricing:

1. Fabric Seats Only

  • 5 seats from R500
  • front seat i.e. 1 only from R180
  • two seats front or just the back seat from R280

2. Carpet Only

  • price from R450
  • from small cars up to standard sedan size interiors e.g. corolla
  • 7 seater’s and larger floor areas priced on request

3. Roof liner from R200

Roof liners are carefully cleaned by hand to avoid damage if its safe to do so. It is always cleaned by vehicle owners risk.

Duration: Approx 1 Hour


Leather Treatments from R350

As standard, in all our valets we apply a water based dressing on leather after cleaning.

This service is another level up where we apply a leather conditioner and protectant thickly over your leather and allow it to soak in for a minimum of and hour to help soften/condition it as well as to form a top coat over your leather. This is buffed up by hand to the finish you choose; shine or matte.

We also offer a Leather Coating, from R450 that is Anti Microbial and Abrasion Resistant that lasts up to 6 months.

All Leather treatments offer UV protection.


Alcantara / Suede

If your car has Alcantara and suede on the seats, roof, door panels or steering wheel extra care needs to be taken. No steam, harsh chemicals or hard scrubbing can be done on these materials.

Pilling, where the fabric rolls up like on a wool jersey is potential effect of cleaning these materials in a harsh manner.

It can be protected optionally with a fabric protectant.

Pricing strictly on inspection.


Surcharges

  • Pet hair i.e. Cats or Dogs extra – Price on inspection
    • The effort required for pet hair is a lot as it is difficult and time consuming to remove as they are static so they cling and they weave into the carpets/fabrics.
    • If you are wanting your vehicle to be spotless and it has pet hair, it will take longer than the allocated time.
    • If you are only doing maintenance and expect to put the pets back in, my suggestion is that we work within the allocated time and remove as much as we can in that time.
  • Excess sand – Price on inspection
    • If a section of carpet requires more than 8 brush passes to collect the dirt then I consider it to be excess.
    • To remove excess sand to a high degree of detail takes time beyond the standard package.
    • NOTE: If this isn’t a major issue for you, we can work within the standard time set and remove as much as we can in that time.
  • Mud or water damage – Price On Inspection
  • Body fluids like urine, feces, blood etc – Price on inspection
  • Removal of seats or interior trim
  • Neglected Exterior. My valets packages focuses on the interior. If your vehicle has been neglected by standing for a long time

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

“What is included in a Full Valet / Deep Clean?”

Time allocation:

  • Full Valet with Wash for a small to standard sized sedan is 4 normal hours with 2 staff = 8 man hours
  • Inside and Out i.e. Full Valet with Wash, Clay and Glaze is 5 normal hours with 2 staff = 10 man hours
  • Please note that lunch times must be considered in terms of time scheduling.
  • Any Optional detailing requires more time.
  • Vehicles with pet hair or excess sand, mud or other dirt
    • These types of dirt takes longer than what can be done in the allocated time and a surcharge applies
    • If your vehicle will be used again to transport pets or taken to the beach etc, then we can work with in the allocated time and get it to the best within that time.

Our Full Valet / Deep Clean Process:

  1. Clear out vehicle interior from personal efects, loose dirt and clutter
    • We recommend that this is done by yourself before you bring your car as we may accidentally or unintentionally throw away an important piece of paper or item or mistakenly not replace an item which may cause inconvenience.
    • Please remember that this step takes up time that we have to spend on cleaning your car.
    • Disclaimer: At vehicle owners risk
  2. Vehicle interior blown out, brushed up and vacuumed.
    • This is so we can get loose dirt out between and from under the seats, rails and other hard to access areas.
    • Optional: removal of seats and interior parts. Price on Inspection.
  3. Standard vehicle wash and dry (total time allocated 30min)
    • If your vehicle has been standing long, has come back from a panelbeater or has a lot of dirt in the mouldings, seams, wiper area etc such as old polish, dirt, leaves, gravel dust etc – this would take more detail cleaning time outside the allocated package time. We can quote you on inspection
    • Wheels & Brake Calipers:
      • We apply and acid or acid free wheel cleaner to the wheel face and as far as can be accessed to the barrel area of your wheel.
      • We concentrate on the wheel face primarily allocating 10 minutes to it.
      • Details like brake calipers, lug nuts, studs, valves, split rimtype designs may not be 100% as these require thorough detail and time.
        • Optional: If these details are important to you please let us know. We can offer more detail time to clean the wheels on the car (quote on inspection) or provide a wheels off service i.e. take the wheels off and clean them thoroughly as well as wheel arch and brake caliper – from R1500 – time for this service is a seperate 4 hours
    • Wheel arches we apply and All Purpose Cleaner to the wheel arches and scrub it with a fender brush limited to what can be practically reached and then power rinsed. Some vehicles are low with little to no access. A vinyl /rubber / plastic dressing is sprayed in on this area and allowed to cure.
    • On Exhaust tips we apply a cleaner and ensure the exterior exhaust tip is cleaned. (5min)
      • These can be polished and sanded on request. Pricing on Inspection
    • Running boards, bull bars, roof racks; when we apply car shampoo through the foam cannon these parts are covered as well. When we are washing, we would either use a body safe brush or wash mitt to clean.
    • Door jambs, door sills and boot sills washed and dried.
  4. If you have chosen our Inside & Out Full Valet we would follow the wash with a Clay Treatment and after that a Glaze Polish
    • Optional paint work treatments:
      • Iron or Tar remover – price on inspection
      • GTECHNIQ C2V3 Liquid Crystal Ceramic Sealant -from R250
      • Waxes and or Sealant from R200
      • Level 1 Paint Enhancement polishing from R1500
      • Level 2 Single Step correction for scratch and swirl removal from R2000 or
      • Level 3 2 step correction i.e. Step 1 remove scratches and swirls and Step 2 high gloss polishing from R3500
  5. Fabrics and Carpet
    1. Pre treatment
      • We have a variety of quality chemicals to treat the various situations we encounter. It could be normal water marks and stains or it could be a grease mark, whatever use as appropriate
    2. Shampoo and Scrub areas to loosen dirt
      • A foam based cleaner is used to avoid over wetting and increase drying time
      • It has “encapsulation” technology to lift dirt out of fabrics
    3. Optional: Hot Steam Vapour cleaning from R250 extra. Best for:
      • Oil or grease based dirt
      • The presence of Biological waste i.e. Urine, poo or blood
      • Sanitizing: Steam kills bacteria and germs
      • Please Note:
        • Our staff is trained to stop ahead of any electronics!
        • We will not spray steam near speakers, window controls or use it on your dash!
        • Disclaimer: At vehicle owners risk
    4. Rinse & Extract surface
    5. Optional: Fabric protectant i.e. “Scotchguard” – Price On Inspection
  6. Loose mats:
    • Cleaning process determined by the material i.e. flat or pile carpet, rubber etc
    • Very dirty mats; pre treated, shampooed, scrubbed, pressure washed and then extracted by vacuum. These will be wetter and take longer to dry.
    • Normal dirt mats; pre treated, shampooed, scrubbed and then extracted by vacuum. These will dry fast depending on weather and when we started on them.
  7. Roof liner :
    • This is cleaned by hand i.e. microfibre and foam or a low moisture approach if a liquid cleaner is required.
    • Please Note: The roof liner is very sensitive and thin. All work is done by the vehicle owners risk.
  8. Dashboard, vents, storage areas and center console blown out and cleaned  and dressed:
    • Products are applied to a microfibre and then cleaned / wiped.
    • Soft Detail brushes may be used between seams, buttons an dials
    • We do not directly spray products on these areas to avoid damage to sensitive electronics etc
    • We avoid any shine on the dashboard to prevent reflection and glare on windscreen.
    • Gentle no hard pressure is ever used. If something doesnt open as we can be reasonably be expected, we avoid it and bring it to your attention.
  9. Door panels and pillars scrubbed or wiped down
    • We avoid speakers and electronic and just dust and wipe down in these areas.
  10. Boot area
    • we remove the spare wheel, clean it and replace.
  11. Glass
    • Your glass is cleaned inside and out with tint safe glass cleaner or steam with dedicated microfibre for the best result possible.
    • Windows is rolled down, the top of the glass edge and inner frame is wiped clean.
    • Optional: Glass polishing to remove water marks and water repellant coatings. Price on inspection
  12. Rubbers
    • All rubber seals is wiped clean with a standard All Purpose Cleaner
  13. Plastics are either:
    1. Autoglym Cleaner and disinfectant used to wipe clean and disinfect
    2. Wiped clean and Autoglym Super Sheen is applied (matte standard or shine if your prefer)
  14. Dashboard
  15. Leather and Vinyl
    • Only leather safe cleaners are used to clean vehicle leather.
      • Note: We avoid direct water contact to prevent it turning hard.
    • Worn through or previously repaired leather i.e. re-dyed, the colour may come off.
      • This is often the case for high wear areas like steering wheel, seat bottoms and bolsters
      • This is inevitable as this is wear and tear
      • The solution is to re-dye
      • Note: We use dedicated leather brushes with no pressure applied.
    • A water based dressing is applied as standard.
      • Optional leather conditioner and protectant or coating can be requested. This requires an hour todo.
  16. Quick Detailer on Paint Work
    • This is applied on all vehicles we work on to remove any smudges etc before handover
  17. No sling water based tyre and exterior trim dressing
    • Optional: we have trim dyes and tyre and trim coatings available.

Important Notices

  1. Clients are requested to allow the vehicle to air when home to allow any humidity to escape.
    • Mould and smell will occur if your car is left closed, in the dark and unused.
    • On that note, I dont recommend doing a valet immediately before you go away for an holiday.
  2. Please check your vehicle if the service is satisfactory so that anything missed may be immediately resolved.
    • If something shoudl be noticed outside of this, please report this immediately with pictures.
    • We allow a 2 day period to bring it back for the snags to be addressed.
  3. All loose mats or items we have found in your car, will be placed in the boot.
    • unless we are certain the fitted carpets and loose mats are completely dry, we will place the loose mats in your boot.
    • please remove the loose mats from your boot and allow them to air or dry before placing them back
    • rubber mats can sweat and smell.
“How long does it take to do a Full Valet or Interior Deep Clean?”
  • Full Valet with Wash for a small to standard sized sedan is 4 normal hours with 2 staff = 8 man hours
  • Inside and Out i.e. Full Valet with Wash, Clay and Glaze is 5 normal hours with 2 staff = 10 man hours
  • Please note that lunch times must be considered in terms of time scheduling.
  • Any Optional detailing requires more time.
  • Vehicles with pet hair or excess sand, mud or other dirt These types of dirt takes longer than what can be done in the allocated time and a surcharge applies
    • If your vehicle will be used again to transport pets or taken to the beach etc, then we can work with in the allocated time and get it to the best within that time.I specify approximately 4 hours for a standard sized sedan for example a Toyota Corolla.
  • The interior is the focus of a valet. We spend approximately 3.5 hours on the interior with and 30 minutes to exterior cleaning / washing.
    • Therefore exterior detail is limited but can be extended by your request.
    • Please read our Full Valet Process so you know what we include.
  • It must be noted that depending on when you book, for example if you book today for tomorrow or on the day, that is a late booking, we may already have other bookings that we need to do first and or work around with.
  • It is then better to book ahead so you can specify your time.
  • Also, the time you bring the vehicle in, we need to consider staff lunch time
“What is the difference between a Mini Valet, Full Valet & Deep Clean?”

Whether you call it a Full Valet or Deep Clean both means the same thing; the thorough and intensive cleaning of a vehicles complete interior. Seats, floor, roof, doors dash, you name it everything in the interior!

A mini valet in comparison to a full valet or deep clean, can be done by a normal car wash, where only a vacuum is used to clean the interior while other surfaces may be wiped but not scrubbed. I do not offer a mini valet, normal car wash or engine or chassis cleaning.

We use different cleaning methods in our full valet that goes beyond what a car wash would offer:

  1. Pre treatment – before we get into scrubbing we pre treat the stains and dirt to allow it to soften and loosen
  2. Interior shampoo of fabrics and carpets, where we scrub a foam or spray cleaner to release dirt
  3. Hot vapour steam cleaning recommend for; oily / greasy type dirt, body fluids, odours and smells or disinfection
  4. Wet Extraction – This is where we rinse and extract / remove the released dirt so the cleaned surface can dry without residue
  5. Disinfect – we use a vehicle specific disinfectant to ensure your car it is safe.

Cleaning your car is the first thing to do when you want to remove a bad odour or smell or disinfect it. We offer additional services to improve odour elimination further such as Ozone

“How Do You Sanitize / Disinfect A Car?”

My current protocol in light of COVID-19 is to use a vehicle specific disinfectant over all touch surfaces in any of our services and therefore your vehicle should be at a disinfected state when you collect it.

If someone has been ill, whatever the infection i.e. from Corona, TB, HIV or even Cold or Flu I recommend going a step or two further by using:

The addition of any of these extra services ensures the maximum effort has been applied leaving no doubt and to give you peace of mind.

“Do you clean baby seats / prams?”

Short answer. No.

Baby seats and prams actually have removable covers that can be machine washed. There is usually a label somewhere on there like a clothing label for advice on machine washing and drying.

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