Ever get musky odors coming from your car's air vents? It's fairly common for drivers. Moisture can accumulate in the air conditioning/heating ventilation system allowing mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria to grow.
Disinfecting and deodorizing is a process. Depending on how bad the problem is, there are a couple of approaches Stamps Auto 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, our Trained technicians at Stamps auto 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 filter that cleans the air coming into the passenger compartment of your vehicle. The cabin air filter can be replaced as your first line of defense to eliminate unpleasant odors. Changing the cabin air filter as needed can actually reduce stress on the blower motor, prolonging its useful life and prevent further contamination problems downstream. If you are experiencing any unusual odors, sounds, vibrations, etc., you may be having issues with some components on your heating and ac system telling you that it is time to bring it into the trained professionals at Stamps Auto. They can recommend the next steps to discover what the problem is and what it will take to set it right.