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    Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Does steam cleaning the
    leather dry it out in anyway?

    How can we remove smoke smell without an ozone machine?

    Thanks in advance


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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Most modern leather are coated. So no, the steam is not in direct contact with the leather. When cleaning leather with steam, you should use a leather cleaning tool that is wrapped with a microfiber towel and not directly cleaning with hot steam which could harm the coating.

    Smoke and milk are tough odors to remove. Use an enzyme that will remove the order rather than cover them up.

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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Thanks Rsurfer,

    Im sorry what is an enzyme?


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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rsurfer View Post
    Most modern leather are coated. So no, the steam is not in direct contact with the leather. When cleaning leather with steam, you should use a leather cleaning tool that is wrapped with a microfiber towel and not directly cleaning with hot steam which could harm the coating.

    Smoke and milk are tough odors to remove. Use an enzyme that will remove the order rather than cover them up.
    Whats a 'leather cleaning tool' look like?
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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    The P&S Odor Docs act as a single use ozone treatment. Try one of those. P&S terminator is the enzyme cleaner I use

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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Gone are the days of talking about Ozone for effective removal. It's a good tool for lighter lingering airborne odors but for deep down stink more is definitely needed. I've posted about them here before and moved over to them once having gone through some serious education on commercial equipment use for interiors.
    I use Reset brand. Reset Chlorine Dioxide | Safely remove odor, mold, mildew, algae

    I've stepped up to a full commercial system that ranges in use from Automotive to Commercial buildings and Apartments. The only difference is in the amount of product used and a slight difference in it's actual deployment.

    Chlorine Dioxide (ClO₂) is a chemical compound made up of one atom of chlorine and two atoms of oxygen. Do not confuse ClO₂ with typical household chlorine bleach or HTH. Chlorine dioxide is actually an oxidizing agent, not a chlorinating agent. Unlike alternative chemicals, ClO₂ reacts with organic matter through SELECTIVE OXIDATION rather than SUBSTITUTION. ClO₂ Is Non-Staining, Non-Masking, Non-Corrosive with No Fragrance, No VOCs, No Residue, No Wiping or Rinsing is required. Safely Neutralizes & Eliminates Mold & Mildew, Fire & Cigarette Smoke, Pet, Food, Urine & Rodent Odors, Perfumes & Chemical Masking Agents. Only ClO₂ may be generated and used as either a ‘gas vapor’ or ‘liquid’ in the atmosphere and on non-porous & porous surfaces.

    Just place the tablet in 4oz water on a rubber matt or something to contain the splatter, put in a basic $12 battery operated aerator and let it go for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark start the vehicle and let its HVAC run in recirculate mode for 20 minutes.






    A great Enzyme Product that I use is this one:

    DEODORIZERS & ODOR CONTROL | Newline Industries

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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Icarus View Post
    Whats a 'leather cleaning tool' look like?
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    He's probably referring to an upholstery attachment that goes on the end of your steam hose. The one I have is triangular and has clasps to secure a towel (microfiber or cotton - depends on what you're doing).

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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by TrustJesus View Post
    Does steam cleaning the
    leather dry it out in anyway?

    How can we remove smoke smell without an ozone machine?

    Thanks in advance


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    If you use a leather AIO ( I use Meguiar's - inexpensive and works well) with the steam, you shouldn't have a problem.

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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Thanks guys for the help.


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    Re: Question on steam cleaner/ smoke removal?

    Quote Originally Posted by ducksfan View Post
    He's probably referring to an upholstery attachment that goes on the end of your steam hose. The one I have is triangular and has clasps to secure a towel (microfiber or cotton - depends on what you're doing).
    ah, ok thanks
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