STEAM detailing is the best way to sanitize and disinfect your car from bacteria, dust mites, mold, and fungi. Rain (water) soaking your mats, carpets will harbor and grow mold bacteria, causing bad odor. Smoke stains will start staining and ruining your interior ceiling's fabrics. Air ventilation system is full of dust mites as dust are collected in there. STEAM effectively kills all of these with heat and high pressure.

Press Release:

August 15th, 2004 


A car is one of the most important assets in our lives. It transports us from place to place in a comfortable and reliable manner. It is also one of the most frequently used “environments” in our daily routine. According to a study by the UBC, the average time spent in car was more than one hour for Canadians. In a traffic prone city like Toronto, the average time spent in a car is likely to be doubled.

Most Canadians do an excellent job cleaning their homes. They vacuum, mop, “swiffer” clean, sanitize the washrooms, and even clean out their air ducts every year. WebMDHealth ( even suggest vacuuming your house twice a week and get rid of all dust and mold build up whenever you can, in order to “allergy-proof” your environment. Dust as well as mold and other bacteria are one of the most common causes for allergies. However, most of us don’t pay that much attention to the place where we spend an average 1-2 hours a day in: our cars.

A study by Ipsos-Reid found that residents of Ontario wash their car an average of 4 times a month. Maybe this is due to the amount of acid rain, smog, dust, and salt we get during the year. However, we drag in these same elements into our cars on our boots, clothes and through the car’s air ventilation system. The salt stains from winter, dirt stains from spring, and mold build up during the rainy season all creates a safe haven for germs and bacteria to grow INSIDE your car.

Vacuuming your car once a week will help get rid of the “chunks”. However, it will not get rid of salt stains, mold, and even odor caused by bacteria. Changing your air filter will also help in filtering out pollution from getting into your car. But did you ever think about the “air ducts” and ventilation systems that are connected to the air filter? Even after you have changed your air filter, you did not clean out the air ducts that connects from your air vents in the car to the air filter. For older cars, this is where lots of “build up” is happening. Dust, pollen, mold, etc., that have been “stuck” inside the air ducts can cause allergy attacks and add to “poor” air quality in your car. This is even after you have vacuumed and changed your air filter!

So what’s the solution? Have your car detailed every 6 to 12 months. By detailing your vehicle, you will also have got rid of many of the “build ups” from daily use of your vehicle and provide a cleaner environment in your car. Most detailing shops simply “shampoo” the Interior to make it clean. However, opt for “steam” cleaning detailing shops that use heat and pressure to kill 99% of allergens such as Dust Mites, Mold and Fungi as well as Bacteria and Viruses inside your car. According to, heat kills dust-mites as they die at 130 degrees and temp from Mr. Steam's steam vapor system is about 180 degrees (trapped steam temp is up to 250 degrees). Mr. Steam CAR WASH and DETAILING is one of the detailing shops that specialize in STEAM cleaning your car. They will steam clean your carpets, seats and even dashboard killing all germs while cleaning your car to make it “new” again. With their premium package, they also use steam to clean your air ducts and ventilation system. Such system is currently only offered by Mr. Steam.

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