One of the most disturbing parts of your car is the one beneath your feet. Years of eating and smoking in the car has ruined your carpet with stains and awful stench. However, not only does a dingy Toyota Corolla carpet embarrassing, it's also very dangerous to your health. You don't have to wallow in a mucky and dirty interior. Here are some ways that you can fight and fix Toyota Corolla carpet problems.
Some stains on your carpet are removed just by wet cleaning it. Stains are especially easier to clean when you performed first aid fixes on it like wiping it with wet ones before it can go deeper in the fabric. However, there are stubborn stains that require stain removal product treatments. Make sure you apply the product before wet cleaning the carpet to increase its efficiency. Organic stains like blood and vomit can be removed with white vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Glass cleaner and ink stains, on the other hand, can be removed with paint thinner.
Aside from the musky odor, mold or mildew in your carpet present serious health risks if left unattended. First thing you should do is find the source of the moisture. Snow and rain residue from your shoes could be the cause. Remove the moisture from your carpet. Use absorbent towels to soak up the moisture. Then apply a paste mixture of lemon juice, table salt and water. Let the mixture seep into the affected area leave for 30 minutes then vacuum clean the area.
Nobody likes riding a vehicle that smells like old socks. To get rid of the awful stench, apply Borax or baking soda on your carpet then let it sit for an hour before vacuuming. The longer you leave the Borax or baking soda on your carpet, the more effective it is.
Nowadays, any mention of dust mites can make anyone psychologically unstable. And it's not without reason. Aside from the fact that they look terrifying under a microscope, dust mites can cause asthma attacks and several lung problems, so dirty carpets can quickly escalate from a simple hygiene issue to a health problem. Fix your carpet's dust mite issue by treating it to a steam cleaning or hot-water extraction. Steam cleaning uses pressure to force hot water against the carpet. The high temperature process effectively gets rid of the dust mites. If steam cleaning is not an option, you can apply Borax on the entire surface of your carpet and leave for an hour before vacuuming. Repeating this procedure effectively kills the dust mites.