3 Tips Tricks for How to Clean Car Carpet with Minimal Efforts

It is obvious that your automobile carpets put up with a lot, from pets to fast food car carpets gather mud and microbes. Thus, you must clean car carpets on weekly basis once or twice a week to maintain a standardized and clean car environment. To do car interior cleaning, below I have enlisted amazing tips and trips on how to clean car carpet. 

Start with getting everything out of the car, everything means everything. You have to take out seats, removing floor mats, center console, and any other molding piece. The reason to remove everything is to expose the car matt completely so all stains are visible and you can clean and dry it accordingly. If your carpet is wet then let it dry before doing car interior cleaning. Utilize any stiff brush in order to lose large and debris out of the car matt and then suck it with the vacuum cleaner. 

Spot Cleaning

After vacuuming, you might notice stains that need to be removed. Spot cleaning requires only a few items, including upholstery cleaner, a stiff brush, and clean cloths. A general upholstery cleaner can be used on most dirt and organic stains, and you can even make a cleaner for your car at home with hot water, vinegar, and liquid soap. Apply the cleaner of choice to the stain but test first in an inconspicuous area, like under the seat, to see that it doesn’t discolor the carpet. Allow the cleaner to soak into the stain but not completely saturate the carpet and underlay, because that will make it harder to dry out. Use a stiff brush to work the cleaner into the stain, then remove it with clean cloths. Repeat as needed and allow to dry.

Hand Scrubbing

For general car interior cleaning of your car carpet, you can use upholstery cleaner, a stiff brush, and a wet-dry vacuum. Spray the cleaner over a small area of the carpet, perhaps four or five square feet. Use the brush to work the cleaner into the carpet, then vacuum. Move to another section and repeat.

Once you’ve been over the carpet—you may have to repeat—you might consider rinsing with clear water, but don’t take out the hose just yet. Just as when applying the cleaner, spray clear water lightly onto the surface of the carpet, then vacuum out. This will remove any unpleasant odors from the cleaner.

Air Drying

The leftover water and cleaners need time to evaporate, which reduces bad odors and prevents the growth of mold and mildew. If the weather is good, especially a breezy day, leave the doors open for a few hours. You can do the same in a garage, speeding up the process with fans.

Now that you know how to clean car carpet, you really don’t need to spend so much on a detailer. True, you could pay someone to do it, but doing it yourself is rewarding and there’s nothing quite like enjoying your own handiwork and saving money while doing it.

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