Who does not love an afternoon spent out on their boat, with a beautiful cool breeze and gorgeous water all around. Boats can provide some of the most fun, or most relaxing recreational time available but maintaining a boat can be a bit challenging. Because it is exposed to so much moisture diligent cleaning is imperative to maintaining both the exterior and interior of a boat. For some, boating involves fishing and as you pull that fresh fish out of the water you introduce moisture and other bacteria to the interior of your boat. If you clean your fish aboard your boat – that’s a whole other story that stresses the needs of proper cleaning. If you prefer to do water sports aboard your boat, or just go for a dip, as you climb in and out of the water and sit on the seats in your wet bathing suit moisture is introduced to the upholstery and all the smallest crevices of your boat. Also, if you eat aboard your boat, or accidentally spill a nice cool beverage, more cleaning is necessitated. Needless to say, over time, the wear and tear of use will show without proper cleaning. None of those are reasons to avoid owning a boat but for those interested in making an investment and owning their own boat, proper boat care will prolong the life of their investment and provide many beautiful days out on the water.
Boat interiors and upholstery should be carefully cleaned and, unfortunately, some chemical filled cleaners may do more harm than good. Those harsh chemicals could damage the upholstery or wear too much on the interior of your boat. Rather than introducing a lot of chemicals to a place you spend time and may even put your bare skin on, it is far better to use an eco-friendly cleaning method such as steam cleaning that only uses water that has been heated to a high temperature. For boat interiors one of the biggest concerns is the growth of mold or mildew because of its high exposure to moisture. Steam cleaners penetrate any surface deeply and get into even the tiniest cracks or crevices to lift and remove dirt, debris and bacteria up and out. Additionally, because the water has been heated to such a high temperature it can kill over 99% of bacteria so it not only cleans but completely disinfects. This will help kill any existing mold or mildew and, when used routinely, prevent the growth of mold or mildew in the future. In addition to preventing and removing mold and mildew growth, it will help rid your boat of that gross mildew scent we are all familiar with in water settings. No longer will you have to spend hours painstakingly scrubbing surfaces of your boat in the hopes of getting it clean and disinfected, steam quickly and efficiently removes dirt and bacteria to restore your boat to its sparkling glory. For those interested in a “green” cleaning method, free of chemicals, that is effective at removing dirt, mold and mildew so that your boat can look clean and smell great, a steam cleaner is one of the best investments they can make in their cleaning routine.