How to Get Rid Of Rotten Meat Smell in Car

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How to Get Rid Of Rotten Meat Smell in Car

This had happened to me before but I remembered a few hours later to take the meat out of the car. To get rid of the rotten meat smell in a car will take a few steps but your car will smell as good as it was before and maybe even better. Rotten meat will leave a stain on the car carpet so you will need to follow the cleaning method below carefully to get the best results.

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Tools You Will Need:

  • Scrub Brush
  • Vinegar
  • Baking Soda
  • Essential Oil
  • Paper Towel
  • Dawn Dish Soap

Wet Cleaning Method To Remove Rotten Meat Smell In Car:

1. Add Odor Absorbent Powder

The first thing you need to do is find where in the car the rotten meat was. Since the meat has thawed out it might have rolled somewhere else. Take the meat out, place it in 3 garbage bags and dump it outside in the trash can. 

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Now you need to add baking soda to the carpet in your car where you see the meat water stain. Pour a generous amount and let it sit for 1 hour on the stain marks.

2. Make Vinegar Cleaning Solution 

Along with the baking soda, vinegar helps to remove and absorb odors as well plus it cleans the area. To make the vinegar cleaning solution get a spray bottle and add 1 cup of vinegar and half a cup of water. To help with the smell add half a tablespoon of dawn dish soap. You can vacuum and then spray the area with the vinegar spray you just made after the hour is up.

3. Scrub The Stain

Now it is time to screen the area to loosen all the stains so you can absorb it with a paper towel or a cleaning cloth. Scrub the area in a circular motion so you do not splash the liquid everywhere. Once you have scrubbed each area move on to the next step.

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4. Dry The Stain Area

There are two methods you can use to dry the carpet in your car. One method is to stretch an extension cord out to your car and use a blow dryer to try the area. The next method is to roll down the windows and use a paper towel or a cleaning cloth and soak up whatever liquid you can and leave it to dry.

5. Vacuum And Add Essential Oil

Once the area is dry vacuum it again and add a few drops of essential oil to make the car smell even better and hide any food smell that might be there.

 

Dry Cleaning Method To Get Rid Of Rotten Meat Smell In Car:

Tools Needed For This Method:

  • Baby Powder / Cornstarch or Baking Soda
  • Vacuum 
  • Scrub Brush
  • Air Freshener 

1. Add Absorbent Powder 

The first thing you need to do is add some absorbent powder that you have at home. Baby powder will work best with absorbing the smell of the rotten meat on the car carpet.

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2. Brush The Stain Area

Once you added the absorbent powder you can brush the area in a circular motion to spread the powder evenly through the fabric so it gets to the bottom. Once you have done that let it sit for 1 hour with the windows down.

3. Vacuum The Carpet 

Now you need to vacuum the carpet properly to get out the powder you just added.

4. Add Air Freshener 

Next to make the car smell even better add some air freshener to the spot where the rotten meat was. You can either use an air freshener from the supermarket or make your own homemade air freshener with laundry detergent.

 

Removing Rotten Meat Smell From Car Mat

If the rotten meat didn’t leak out on the carpet but on a rubber mat, all you need to do is take the mat out wash it with bleach and leave the car windows down on a sunny day to get the rotten meat smell out.

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