During the winter months road salt can be a life saver as it helps reduce dangerous road conditions. However, it can also easily be transported from the road to your car’s carpet. Once it dries it will leave behind a white, crusty residue. Don’t worry about the carpet being ruined as it can be cleaned with the help of a few household products and a little bit of time and effort.
Step 1: Remove your stained rubber winter and all season carpet mats from the vehicle. Vigorously shake the mat to remove loose debris.
Step 2: Use a vacuum with the brush and hose attachment to remove the dried on stubborn debris that couldn’t be shaken off.
Step 3: Mix 1 cup of water with 1 cup of vinegar in a spray bottle and spray it onto the salt stains. Let stand for 15 minutes.
Step 4: Press a clean towel on the stain, when the towel becomes saturated remove and apply a new towel until the stained areas is dry.
For minor salt stains steps 1 to 4 may be enough to remove the stain. However for stubborn stains you may need to continue to step 5.
Step 5: Re-apply the water and vinegar solution and then lightly scrub the stain with a plastic bristled brush. Repeat this step until the stain has been removed.
Step 6: Add an all water solution to a spray bottle and spray the area that used to have the salt stain on it. Press a new clean towel on the now wet carpet similar to step 4. Continue to use clean towels to absorb the moisture in the carpet. Repeat entire step once more.
Krown Rust Control Centre has years of professional interior detailing experience. When it comes to removing leftover winter debris from carpet, upholstery, vinyl and leather there is no job to big or small. To learn more about their current vehicle detailing and cleaning packages call 905-982-1578 or visit their website at http://www.burlingtonkrown.ca/.