An Effective Solution for Cleaning Carpeted Car Surfaces
Carpeted Floor Mats, Interior Carpet Flooring and Trunk
When you think about it, carpets are pretty disgusting and are magnets for dirt, hair, and debris. Unlike the trend for the home, installing vinyl or hardwood in your car isn't an option.
Most of us have gotten into the habit of removing our shoes before walking past the front entrance of our home. However, as we transport ourselves from one location to the next, wearing shoes is happening 99% of the time.
After researching how to install new carpets for your vehicle, I found buying kits can start at $250 upward, and doesn't cover the cost to have a professional install them. The dealership doesn't always offer OEM carpets for cars that are older than ten years old, but if you are lucky and can get your exact carpet match, the expense could be closer to a one thousand dollars. So, it's essential to maintain what you have, especially if you intend to keep your vehicle for many years. Let's see how Powerizer Complete can do to get your carpets clean and remove odors at the same time.
Carpets get dirty, but you're probably asking does Powerizer clean carpets too? When our chemist was developing Powerizer, we knew it worked on laundry and dishes, but we wanted to know just how effective it was on cleaning carpet. To get a straight answer, we hired an independent third-party laboratory called Sterling Labs to see how Powerizer held up against the number one household carpet cleaner on the market. Powerizer did better in the areas of removing stains like dog feces, pet urine, ketchup, coffee, wine, and dirt. However, please don't take our word for it, try it for yourself. Your car presents the perfect opportunity for proving our theory. Let's walk through the path of least resistance.
Here is what you will need:
•Vacuum to remove debris from your carpets
• Powerizer Ultra Plush Microfiber cloth for wiping hard surfaces touching your carpets to remove splattered Powerizer
• Hand dish scrubber for scrubbing open spaces
• Skinny hairbrush for cleaning between tight corners
• Bucket for mixing your cleaning solution
• Plenty of water to mix the solution and for rinsing to remove residue
• Shop vac if you have one to remove excess water and residue from your carpets
Recommended Dosage For this task mix one (1) gallon of water to one (1) scoop of Powerizer in a bucket to make a cleaning solution Mix one (1) scoop of Powerizer in a 16 oz squeeze bottle to make a concentrated mixture.
Wash where food or beverages have dried and harden onto your carpets, squeeze a concentrated pre-treat mixture of Powerizer directly onto the stain and let it sit a few minutes, the stain fighting ingredients will begin to neutralize the stain. The liquid should soften the surface and make it easier to remove the stain.
Scrub your carpet just as you would to wash the upholstered seats in your car. Use a scrub brush when necessary. For best result clean the carpeted areas by wiping the entire surface from corner to corner, especially if your carpets are lighter in color. We found that using an Powerizer Ultra Plush Microfiber Cloth works best for adding and removing the solution from the carpet during the wash and rinse process of cleaning the car and a dish scrubber or a hairbrush is excellent for scrubbing the carpet to help lift set-in stains.
Rinse all surfaces is essential after applying a Powerizer solution to any surface. We trust it's going to do its job to loosen, dissolve and lift stains, but now you must rinse the carpet to remove the detergent. The process is easy, apply clean water using your microfiber cloth to saturate the carpet. Then wring out as much of the water out of the cloth as possible. Next, remove the water from the carpet by pressing the cloth into the carpet to absorb as much of the water you applied to rinse the carpet. The microfiber cloth will hold up to seven times (7x) more than its original weight when it's dry. Then wring out all the absorbed water onto the ground or another bucket. Reapply clean water to the surface. Again, wring out as much of the water from the cloth and press into the carpet to absorb as much water from the carpet. Continue to repeat this process until the water removed is just as clean as the rinse water applied to the carpet. Another option is to use a wet/dry shop vac to suck as much of the water out of the carpet as possible. Remember to remove the filter from the shop vac. However, I suggest you still rinse the carpet a few times as well. Please do not use your regular vacuum; the moisture may short it out and cause permanent failure. Rinsing your carpet will ensure there isn't discoloration from detergent left behind and your carpet will dry soft and residue free. Lastly, wipe all the detergent that may have splattered onto the hard surfaces near the carpet area.
Whether you live in mild, hot, or cold climates, we can't escape bringing what lives outside your vehicle inside. No matter how hard we try to prevent sand from the beach, clay from the baseball field, dirt from the dog park, leaves from the yard, snow from the slopes and an occasional mocha latte, it all seems to settle in your carpet. After a while, your "new car" air freshener isn't as effective, and your car funk can no longer be disguised; it's great to know you can always #PowerizerIt.
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