How to Clean Car Carpet
Vacuum the carpet. Remove dust
- Pretreat the stains. Different products work better for different types of stains.
v Ink Stain - Spray hair spray then blot up with a towel.
v Coffee stains - glass cleaner can be sprayed then blotted up.
v Carsickness stains - diluted and neutralized with club soda or a mixture of baking soda and water.
v Blood stains - immediately covered with a paste made up of dry laundry starch and cold water.
v alcohol spills – immediately diluted with cold water so they don't permanently change the color of the carpet.
v chewing gum - Heat the gum with hair dryer. Stick plastic bag to lift the softened gum away.
v peanut butter - scrape and lift gently with a spoon. Rinse the remaining spill out and blot dry.
v Spill ( liquid) - get water and flush the area. Extract the water (blot it up)
v Grease Stains - Put a drop or two of dishwashing liquid in a cup of warm water. Dampen a clean white cotton cloth with the mixture and dab at the stain. Blot it dry.
v urine stain - Make a solution of 1/4 teaspoon liquid dish washing detergent in one cup of warm water. Spray and blotted up. Apply a solution of two tablespoons ammonia in a cup of water. Rinse, extract, and Blot. Lightly apply a solution of one cup white vinegar in two cups of water. Rinse and extract. Dry the carpet completely.
- Carpet shampoo/ cleaner is one of the upholstery cleaners that are widely used to clean not only the upholstery of the car seats but also the carpet of the car. Carpet cleaners contain detergent and surfactant that penetrate into the carpet fabric to loosen the dirt. Carpet cleaner not only removes the stains but also restores the original color and the softness and the plush feeling of the fabric.
- Clean the whole carpet. Mix a spray bottle that consists of 1/4 cup of vinegar, 1 tsp. of dish detergent, and top the container off with hot water. Spray the entire carpet and then work the solution in with a hard bristled brush. Do this in a circular motion and work from one side of the car carpet to the other. Allow the solution to penetrate the carpet for thirty minutes. Blot the entire carpet with dry towels. If the weather permits it, leave the windows of your car open until the carpet is completely dry. This should take approximately twenty-four hours.
- Blot stains up as they happen. The longer you leave stains in the carpet of your car the harder they will be to remove.
- Consider adopting a "no food in the car" policy. Be proactive by refraining from eating foods that will drip or leave crumbs on the seats.
- Trapped irrigate, habitually under the carpet, produces a musty odour. It in addition leads to oxidization in the stream of point in time. Remove the carpet and dry up both the carpet as well as the floor of the car to prevent oxidization and odour emanation.
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