Removal of Smoke Odours
Many odours are caused by micro-organisms such as bacteria, mould, and mildew. First start by cleaning all the interior surfaces; but remember shampooing alone will not eradicate these odours. You eliminate odour-causing organisms with very specialized chemicals.
Look for stains, if there are no stains, use the process of elimination; it is very effective when searching for the source of an odour; floor or seats, mats or carpet? If the vehicle has velour upholstery, a spill can penetrate on contact. If it is vinyl or leather, it will run to the deepest seam. Pay special attention to the headliner and all glass surfaces (especially smoke odour)
What is Cigarette Smoke?
The odours from cigarette are particles of incomplete combustion with a size of 0.1 to 4µ (micron). As a size comparison, an average human hair is between 40 – 600µ. It’s actually the tar content when exhaled that causes smoke residue to adhere tenaciously, regardless of surface.
These concentrated particles accumulate on hard surfaces and permeate deep into soft surfaces like seating foam. In an enclosed car environment where air circulation is propelled through the ducting system; the car interior is becomes positively pressurized; resulting in deeper penetration into interior surfaces. These inaccessible locations make smoke decontamination a challenging task
Using the latest in photo catalytic technology DrivePur can quickly and effectively remove pet odours, smoke odours, food odours, germs, bacteria, mold, mildew, stains and other contaminants from the interior. Symptom that occurs from prolonged exposure to microbes that grow in automobile interiors, the presence of the microbes causes similar reactions as sick building syndrome. Some of the examples of odour molecules are: tobacco odour, formaldehyde, nitrogen dioxide, urine odour, gasoline, and many other hydrocarbon molecules in the atmosphere.
A high pressure atomizing spray is the only application method I’d recommend for proper application. Using specialized spray-coating equipments (Tornador or spray gun) a fine mist < 5 µ of a water-based Ti02 photo catalyst that can be applied on different types of surface material that forms a nano structure of protection and guarantees the maximum result.
In-car surface and air pollution has become a major health issue worldwide, causing respiratory diseases, allergies, and other serious illnesses that hamper productivity and jeopardize their lives. And yet, few people have looked closely at the problem and invented something to overcome it.
Tio2 needs ultra violet light sunlight, airflow and humidity; treating a car with only Tio2 (a UV-PCO product) could take weeks to remove all the odours.
Drivepur system Smoke and high Ph odours
· Disinfection and Organic type low Ph odours
· UV-PCO surface coating that will continue to break down the germs, bacteria's and odours for 6 months or more.
Smok- is very effective at eliminating cigarette and other odours. It has the ability to penetrate, seek out and react with the components of tobacco smoke (tar and nicotine) dissolving and converting them into gaseous molecules without causing any damage to fabrics, materials or hard surfaces.
Shok- is a Germ, Bacteria and Odour Neutralizer that makes eliminating them from automobiles, boats and RV’s a simple task. Eliminate odours caused by cigarette and cigar smoke, spilled beverages, mold and mildew, pets, kids, food, fish, and just about anything else you can imagine.
Prevnt - uses Ultraviolet Photocatalic Oxidation (UV-PCO) that will continue to keep odours germs and bacteria out of the vehicle for up to 6 months. Prevnt has a patented polymer which bonds the tio2 to all surfaces including leather.
A smoker can continue to smoke in the car - within 15 minutes the new odours are broken down. Once treated the vehicle needs UV radiation (sunlight) airflow and humidity to break down the contaminants.
Klenz- is a Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner comprised of non-ionic surfactants and a water hardness modifier to create a powerful micelle cleaning action that can tolerate tremendous soil loads. Klenz penetrates and lifts hydrocarbon soils, including fats, oils, greases, proteins and sugars without damaging carpeting fibers or upholstery fabrics