How to get rid of smell in carpet??

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Roger, Jan 14, 2007.

  1. Roger

    Roger Guest

    Hey all, water seeped up through the floorboard of my 2000 Accord during
    a flood last summer; now I'm having a big problem with an increasingly
    bad odor. Any suggestions for how to get rid of it (not the car, the
    odor :)) ?

    Roger, Jan 14, 2007
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    Elle Guest

    Start with "Febreze," available in the detergents section of
    your grocery.

    Man the weather is taking a toll on cars lately. If it's not
    the heat, it's the snow. If it's not snowing, someone is
    recovering from a flood.
    Elle, Jan 14, 2007
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    Andrew Guest

    Unfortunately, "Febreze" won't do squat. You've probably got at least a
    mildew problem - and maybe mould.
    Andrew, Jan 14, 2007
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    Brian Smith Guest

    It's probably the mould that you smell. That can kill. Have the carpets
    removed and discarded, thoroughly clean the interior of the vehicle and
    install new underlay and carpet.
    Brian Smith, Jan 14, 2007
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    Jeff Guest

    You have to get rid of all the mold and make sure everything under the
    carpet is dry. Otherwise, the car will rust out.

    Also, make sure no water got into the seats.

    Jeff, Jan 14, 2007
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    G-Man Guest

    At this point it's too late to salvage the carpet. It's a health issue too.
    We had the same think hapen in my '96, but the dealer removed the carpet
    from the car within a day, and it was shampood and dried completely before
    installing it again. No odors and no rust. The brain box under the seat
    was trashed. It was an insurance claim. They wanted to total the car (it
    had 140k on it, but I talked the into repair. Cost was $1700. I have owned
    this car from new. It now has 181K on it and going strong! I run
    Synthetick oil, and it only uses about 1/2 qt between changes (which means I
    never have to add oil).

    I have a 2006 EX-V6 NAV, but I drive this old car most of the time. I don't
    have to worry too much about door dings, and where I park it. Still looks
    like new though.

    Take care of your Honda, and it will take care of you!

    G-Man, Jan 15, 2007
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    mopa Guest

    The best thing is probably to replace the whole carpet. They sell these
    on ebay, and such. It would cost you less then 1k, and your car will
    look nice and clear. I doubt there is any other way, because your
    carpet is full of mildew and has rotten.
    mopa, Jan 15, 2007
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