How to Disinfect Leather

April 28, 2021

How to Disinfect Leather Steering WheelsHow to Disinfect and Sanitize Leather

Spraying down restaurant tables or grocery store conveyor belts is easy because those surfaces are built for frequent cleaning. However, disinfecting and santizing leather can be trickier. Leather is the luxury fabric of choice for car interiors, which forced car dealerships to find new cleaning solutions. While people frequently clean their homes, car interiors are often neglected. The average American spends 18 days driving per year, with an average of eight hours and 22 minutes per week, a OnePoll study of 2,000 car owners revealed.

And with frequent use come germs. The steering wheel of a car is nine times dirtier than a public restroom on average, and a vehicle’s interior has 40 percent more germs than a toilet seat. A car interior can have 17,000 more bacteria than a home. While less than 10 percent of people think their car interior is a breeding ground for germs, cars are 2,144 percent dirtier than cell phones and 55 percent dirtier than our home or office computer keyboards, so its equally as important to understand how to disinfect leather.

How to Sanitize LeatherCCI’s New Cleaner Will Disinfect & Sanitize Leather 

Leather is a high-end option for car interiors because. it’s durable, stain-resistant, and comfortable. Typically, leather is easy to clean because it just needs a quick wipe down with a damp cloth.  Most leather car seats have a protective coating on them, but using alcohol to clean the leather can cause the coating to degrade over time. You should avoid cleaning leather seats with harsh or abrasive cleaners like bleach, hydrogen peroxide, benzene, or thinners. Unfortunately, Clorox wipes and hydrogen peroxide are the go-to cleaners for killing the virus.

Shortly after the outbreak of the pandemic, CCI developed a cleaning solution to get the job done. CCI launched a new sanitizer and disinfectant designed to disinfect against the virus that causes COVID. The cleaner has powerful, long-lasting effects that kill viruses, bacteria, mold, and mildew. It safely sanitizes against COVID-19. The antimicrobial cleaner is fragrance-free and eliminates odors. It is also biodegradable and hypoallergenic. The cleaner is designed to be applied with a spray gun for a quick clean. One perk of CCI’s new cleaner is that it is safe to apply on leather surfaces and air dry without fading or drying the surface.

CCI’s service technicians are trained and know how to sanitize and disinfect leather surfaces. As the leader in mobile leather and vinyl repair, CCI can come to your business to provide regular disinfecting services. As part of the cleaning service, technicians use an antimicrobial cloth to wipe down all the frequently touched areas in the car. Technicians always wear respiratory masks as a safety precaution and focus their cleaning efforts on high-touch areas, such as steering wheels, door handles, seat belts, and electronic controls. Following the spot cleaning, a technician fogs the interior of the car with CCI’s new Sanitizer & Disinfectant. CCI’s disinfectant is available to purchase in bulk for touch-ups in between professional cleanings.

At the height of the pandemic, CCI technicians donated their services to various police and fire departments across the country to help ensure the safety of our essential workers.

How to clean and Disinfect LeatherCondition Leather Car Interior to Retain Value

After making repairs and understanding how to disinfect leather surfaces, CCI’s technicians can help maintain the luster of the vehicles in your fleet by conditioning the leather interior. It’s important to keep the leather conditioned to prevent it from drying and cracking. When summer temperatures soar, the interior of the cars parked on your lot can skyrocket. On a 95-degree day, a car’s dashboard can hit 157 degrees within an hour, according to a report by Live Science, an online resource.

Leather needs regular moisturizing to keep sun damage at bay. CCI recommends conditioning the leather in your cars every 90 days to help them retain value and prevent wear and tear. CCI’s high-quality leather conditioner does not contain any petroleum or waxes that can dull the finish on your leather. CCI offers its leather-care kit for purchase for customers to maintain their car’s interior at home.

Let the professionals properly sanitize and disinfect your fleet. CCI’s mobile technicians have the tools and know how to disinfect leather and how to sanitize leather to keep your customers and employees safe without damaging the leather interiors of the vehicles in your lot. Contact CCI to request a free quote and learn more about our repair services.