Any car owner should have access to a Hoover or a small hand held one that can be used in reach of where you park your car. If it’s not practical to Hoover your car out where you live, remember there are always powerful Hoovers at local petrol stations which are normally quite cheap. Handheld Hoovers are a really useful tool to keep stowed away, just charge it up and keep it handy especially if you have kids or
tackling stains, unfortunately stains happen. That bottle of drink you didn’t expect to be so fizzy, or that one time you let the little ones open something, there you go a nice stain on the carpet. To get your carpet clean, you will need specific cleaning products. For general marks, you can purchase a simple car interior cleaner. Wet down the carpet and let product sit for at least as long as the product description gives, don’t be afraid of a little elbow grease then scrub and vacuum the carpet. Always repeat these steps until the stain has gone, try to not to give up on the first attempt as quite frequently a stain is just that, a stain and will require some effort.
Most cars will lose that new car smell quite soon, but some will develop terrible odours inside. There are options for removing odours from the car interior. Before vacuuming the car, use some pre-hoover powder, this neutralises odours and will help to clean the carpet. Sprinkle a thin layer over the carpeting and allow the powder to sit for the recommended time, and then hoover the carpet. You can also pick use and air freshener or an odour neutralising spray designed for cars. Spray these into the carpet before and after hovering. Floor mats
Don’t forget to clean your floor mats, these protect the car’s interior and add safety. These mats are normally carpet or rubber. These mats should be cleaned in the same way as the rest of the interior. Rubber mats should be wiped over with warm soap and water, let the mats dry completely so you can see any remaining dirt and also for safety.
The tools needed for cleaning your carpets are fortunately minimal. To clean your car’s interior and carpets you’ll need;
- Refuse bags
- Clean cloths,
- Scrubbing brushes or heavy duty cloths,
- Spray bottle
- Bucket for water.
- Suitable cleaning products
- Hoover or handheld hoover
- Carpet cleaner
These are suggestions, just tailor the options to your specific need.