to remove silt and all traces of the flood.
As each item was removed from the car it was cleaned and disinfected. Many of the items could be washed using a hot pressure washer with disinfectant run through it.
Our pressure washers are far more powerful than the kind found on petrol station forecourts and we can increase the temperature up to 80° Celsius. This means that we can blast the dirt and the silt right out of the carpets.
As soon as each item was washed, it was hung to dry - this is actually the slowest part of the process, as it's no good us placing the upholstery back in the car if it is still wet. The seats and the carpet underlay are very thick and can take a long time to dry, even when we use air blowers and dehumidifiers.
see the amount of water and silt still in the car.
With seats and carpets removed, we were left with a bare shell that was full of dirty water (although disinfectant had already been added) The photos above and right show just how much flood water was still in the car.