Disinfect air conditioning at Smart
Does your air conditioning system stink or is the cooling capacity no longer sufficient?
In this case, disinfecting the air conditioning system is recommended. This article will introduce you to how to disinfect the air conditioning system so that you can get a feel for the importance of maintaining the air conditioning system and why it can cause strong smells.
To ensure that your air conditioning system does not pose a health risk and that the cooling performance is optimal, it is important to have it serviced and cleaned regularly. This article will provide you with all the information you need for efficient disinfection with cleaning foam.
Drying the evaporator before disinfection
Regardless of which method is used to disinfect the air conditioning system, both methods clean the evaporator as well as air ducts and shafts. However, it is essential that the evaporator is dried before disinfecting. First of all, the heater is set to the maximum temperature. The air distribution is then set to recirculation and the highest level is set. In this configuration, the heating is left running for five minutes. The air distribution is then switched to the footwell. The engine and heater should run for another five minutes in this configuration.
Cleansing foam as an efficient solution
There are different methods available for disinfecting the air conditioning system in smart vehicles. According to a general understanding, the use of cleansing foam is more thorough. This is because it is used directly on the evaporator. Bacteria and fungi usually accumulate on the evaporator. Disinfecting with cleaning foam is a little more complicated because you have to know exactly where the evaporator is installed on the vehicle in order to be able to reach it, but it doesn't take too much effort for those of us who are trained in it.
Advantages over cleaning spray
Cleaning sprays are very harsh chemicals, which can damage the interior of the vehicle. Leather interiors in particular can become discolored or react in other ways when using a cleaning spray. In addition, cleaning sprays are not always tolerated by people with allergies or asthma, which is why particular caution is advised. In this case, the ingredients should be studied carefully and discussed with your doctor. If we disinfect your air conditioning system in your Smart, you don't have to worry about damage to interior materials or intolerance if you have existing allergies or asthma.
Use of cleaning foam for disinfection
Before cleaning foam can be used for disinfection, we remove the pollen filter and, if necessary, either clean or replace it. Our trained employees, who know the instructions for use and the special features of the cleaning foam used, now grab the cleaning foam and get to work:
All of the cleaning foam is sprayed directly onto the evaporator by our employees. To do this, the employees use a long hose to get direct access to the evaporator. The cleaning foam is then left to work for around 30 minutes. After the cleaning foam has taken effect, the engine is started, the ventilation nozzles are opened and the air conditioning is switched on at full power and at the coldest setting. In order for the active ingredient to fully develop and distribute, the air conditioning and the engine must run for a while.
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