Odor Doctors has a three-step, vehicle odor-busting process, owner Frank Simmons says. Here's how it works.
1. A cleaning foam solution is sprayed from a can onto every surface in the vehicle. Brushes are used to work the product into the fibers of fabric surfaces, such as the carpet, headliner, cloth seats and seat belts, to break down soil and grime. Hard surfaces, such as seat belt buckles, door panels and handles, dashboard and steering wheel, are wiped with a clean cloth.
2. Using a compressor that exerts 150 pounds of pressure per square inch, a deodorizing solution is sprayed onto all surfaces and into the vehicle vents. That breaks down odors and releases a fine mist, which is sucked out of the vehicle by turning on its air conditioner.
3. Still using the compressor, a sanitizing solution is applied to all surfaces and into the vents.
Simmons said the vehicle dries "in minutes" and is ready to drive or sell.
"We don't mask the smell," he said. "We physically remove the smell by applying the solutions by hand and good ol' elbow grease."