How to Clean Car Carpet

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How To Clean Car Carpet

A car is one of the biggest investments anyone can make and you want to take care of it properly. We are inside of the car all the time and it can get dirty, especially your carpets if you do not have weather mats installed. How to clean a car carpet the proper way can make you feel much more comfortable in your car for the day.

Cleaning the carpet in our cars mostly gets passed over. Stain, dirt, puke, salt from the roads, and other things will stain the carpet in your car. Leaving this over time will make you end up at a professional car detailer that will cost you a good chunk of money.

They are numerous ways to clean the carpets in your car without going to a car detailer. These methods include using a scrub brush a steam cleaner or even using the washing machine. 

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Equipment Needed:

Vacuum 


Scrub Brush


Paper Towel


Dawn Dish Soap


Microfiber Cleaning Cloth


Steam Cleaner ( Optional )


How To Clean Car Carpet Without A Washing Machine

brushing car carpet

Below will be a step-by-step cleaning method to clean the carpet in your car that will make the carpet on the floor look brand new again in no time.

Car Carpet Cleaning Process:

Step 1:

Remove the carpet from the carpet and shake off any excessive dust. What you can do as well is beat the carpet on a piece of wood or anything that can shake the dust out easier so the cleaning process won’t be that hard.

Step 2:

Vacuuming car carpet

Use the vacuum and vacuum the area where you just take the carpet from. This will make your car cleaner knowing when you are putting back the carpet, the area is clean. If large debris is on the floor, use the scrub brush to loosen it then vacuum it up.

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Step 3:

Vacuuming car carpet

Place the carpet on a flat surface so you can vacuum it properly to get excessive dust out of it first. If your vacuum doesn’t have an attachment with a brush on the end, use a scrub brush to brush the carpet to get anything off it that might be sticking.

Step 4:

Mix some dawn dish soap in a wash bucket with some warm water and wet the carpet. Leave it to sit for 10 minutes, this will make it easier to scrub when you are ready to clean it.

Step 5:

Now that the carpet is presoaked, take the bottle of dawn dish soap and pour some on the carpet itself. If areas on the carpet have heavy stains, pour some of the dawn dish soap on that area along with some baking soda to help remove the stain. Now you can start to scrub the carpet until you have removed all the stains and dirt.

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brushing car carpet

Step 6:

Washing the carpet off is really easy. You can wash it off with a hose in the same spot or you can full a large enough container and rinse it inside it. Now that the carpet is rinsed, you will need to let it drip try for a period of time. 

This means that you should hang it on the deck or something to let all the water run out before you put it in the washing machine to dry. When it is dry, just place it back in the car but make sure it is dry properly to prevent any odor to build up.

 

How To Clean Car Carpet Stain

using scrub brush to clean car carpet

This cleaning method is for carpets in cars that have really bad stains on them. This cleaning price is similar to the one above but you will be using some other cleaning products to clean the stain on the carpet.

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Step 1:

Remove the carpet and vacuum the area where you take it from, so the carpet doesn’t get dirty as soon as you put it back inside the car.

Step 2:

Beat the carpet on something to get excessive dust-out. Lay the carpet flat and wet it with some warm water. This will help soften other things.

Step 3:

Sprinkle baking soda all over the carpet especially on areas that have a lot of stains, along with some dawn dish soap. What works as will too, is by using a bar of fels naptha soap directly on the carpet by rubbing it all over. This soap bar of soap was made specifically to remove stains without bleaching the material it touches.

Step 4: 

Scrub the carpet now with the scrub brush until all the stains are removed and the carpet looks clean. Wash it off with the hose, allow some of the water to drain out before you put it in the dryer. Now you can place it in the car. If you have vomit on your car seat or baby seat, use this like to learn how to clean that off properly.

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