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A Comprehensive Guide to Sanitizing Transport Vehicles

The coronavirus pandemic has compelled every business to revisit long-established operational protocols to ensure the safety of its partners, customers, employees, and other stakeholders.

At TPA Shuttles, we’ve been playing a critical role in offering a superior customer experience, and we’ve continually invested in tools and technology to support them.

But this COVID-19 crisis has made it clear that safeguarding the health of these front-line workers and customers required extraordinary safety steps.

Keeping this into consideration, here’s how affordable transportation services providers in Tampa sanitize transport vehicles.

Cleaning the right way

How you clean your transport vehicle is as important as what you use to clean it. To ensure the vehicle is cleaned the right way, here’s what happens:

  1. Cleaners use soap to wash their hands for at least 20 to 25 seconds.
  2. They use a dustpan and brush, hoover, or a cloth to remove any loose crumbs, dust, or dirt.
  3. They take their time and clean meticulously by working over every touch-point in the car. Since certain disinfectants need more time to work their magic, they leave the cleaner on the surface for the right amount of time as this is extremely important to eliminate germs.

What areas are cleaned?

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The coronavirus can survive on surfaces for a notable amount of time. When you come in contact with these infected surfaces, you may catch the virus by touching your nose, mouth, or eyes. Plus, you’ll end up spreading it. So, it’s always a good idea to have cleaners focus more on areas that are most frequently touched by passengers and drivers. These comprise:

  • Seat belts and buckles
  • Control panels
  • Gear stick
  • Handbrake
  • Vents
  • Rear-view mirror
  • Door handles (inside, outside, and on the trunk)
  • Start button (or ignition, key ring, and key)

Reaching some areas of the vehicle can be a little challenging. If you’re specifically concerned about the heating and air ventilation system, you can always take your vehicle to a professional. Typically, their fumigation-style process will ensure your vehicle is sterilized and deep cleaned, offering you peace of mind.

They know what cleaning substance to use

Most professional services use ultra-mist fumigation technology to sanitize vehicles. So, take your car to a professional with this technology and let them do the job for you. However, if you don’t have access to a cleaning technology like this, you can use a ton of different substances that can mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Although the lethal combination of water and soap is extremely effective when used as part of your handwashing routine, they’re not very practical as a car disinfectant.

Isopropyl alcohol cleaners

Also known as ‘rubbing alcohol,’ most people have this type of cleaner lying around their homes. Most cleaners consider isopropyl alcohol a first-choice disinfectant. In fact, it’s recommended to use an isopropyl alcohol cleaner with a purity rating of at least 70% to 90% to get rid of germs in vehicles.

Whatever cleaner is being used, the vehicle cleaning professional must wear the right protective equipment and read the label. If you’re confused as to whether a cleaner is suitable, read the label first. However, if you still can’t understand, test the cleaner on a small patch of the material you’ll be cleaning. This is to ensure that the cleaner isn’t too strong and doesn’t ruin the appeal or look of your vehicle’s interiors.

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Hiring cleaning professional is crucial for ensuring that transport vehicles are free from germs and completely clean. They’ll not just clean your vehicle, but may offer additional services like undercoating, rustproofing, and engine flush. Some professionals ensure the vehicle is disinfected using ultra-mist fumigation and air purification technologies. To ensure your continued safety, some professionals may even offer to deliver some cleaning products.

Many service centers and showrooms take a number of steps to ensure the safety of their customers and staff. For example, they take measures to ensure safety at all of their business sites. These comprise strengthening training, cleaning controls, and hygiene, accessible hand sanitizer stations for customers, and frequent disinfection of all display vehicles and sites.

So, if you get your vehicle cleaned by a professional, you may guarantee that they did their best to keep you, your passengers, and your vehicle protected from the risk of COVID-19. This is exactly what TPA Shuttles does — we maintain a safe travel environment through in-depth cleaning so you can travel without any worries!

TPA Shuttles offers transportation from Tampa to Orlando while maintaining a safe travel environment

At TPA Shuttles, we ensure our team follows CDC guidelines to stop the spread of COVID-19. Our drivers are trained to sanitize every vehicle between rides.

Contact us now for more information on our Orlando to Tampa transportation; our main priority is your health and safety!

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