Air Vent Cleaning

The Professional Automotive Guide for Indianapolis and Castleton area Drivers: Air Vent Cleaning

Ever get musky odors coming from your car’s air vents? It’s fairly common for Indianapolis and Castleton area auto owners. Moisture can typically accumulate in the air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew, fungus, and bacteria to grow.

Disinfecting and deodorizing is a doable process. Depending on how bad the problem is, there are a couple of approaches Professional Automotive may take to get rid of the unwanted smells. For mild situations (especially on newer vehicles), a special deodorizing disinfectant is introduced into the ventilation system. This may be an aerosol or a mist application.

The treatment kills the offending organisms and deodorizes the system. Sometimes in older vehicles, a good deal of mildew or other microorganisms can grow on the air conditioning evaporator, which is housed in the heating/air conditioning air blend box behind the dashboard. In cases like this the Professional Automotive service advisor fills the blend box with disinfecting foam that can eliminate stubborn organisms and return a fresh, clean scent. In all of this, don’t forget your cabin air filter. This is the essential filter that cleans the air coming into the passenger compartment of your vehicle.

Indianapolis and Castleton area car owners can often replace the cabin air filter to eliminate unpleasant odors. It is the first line of defense. Changing the cabin air filter as needed can actually prevent further contamination problems downstream. If you are experiencing any unusual odors, sounds, vibrations, etc., talk with your friendly Professional Automotive service professional. He can recommend the next steps to discover what the trouble is and what it will take to set it right.

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Professional Automotive
7013 E 86th St
Indianapolis, IN 46250

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