How to Clean Gasoline Odor Our of Your Carpet in Longmont, CO 80501.
Gasoline odor in your car can be quite obnoxious, especially, when you're forced to spend long hours inside your car, like on a long trip. But even the drive to work can be torture with obnoxious gasoline vapors arresting your senses. You can even get headaches and dizziness if the fumes have a high concentration. But, most people will simply get sick, so here are some of the most common ways to get rid of the gasoline smell in your car (or even in your home).
Air Freshener for Immediate Relief: Getting an air freshener and driving with the windows down seems to be the most obvious thing to do, but most of the times it's not enough to cover the smell, you have to neutralize it. In order to do that, you must find the source. Look in the carpeting in your trunk or inside the passenger space, and you're sure to find the cause.
Dawn Dish Washing Liquid: The fact that gasoline is a petroleum product, you can try out dish washing liquid (Dawn is particularly good at attacking oils). This has the chemical composition to break down the oil and it should work like a charm in also eliminating the odor. For better results, apply directly on the stain and let it soak. Sometimes, if the stain is small, that will be enough to kill the smell. However, in bad cases, even after thoroughly washing the carpet, you still get that funky smell.
Coffee Grounds: A good tip, one that truckers have been using for a while, is to add ground coffee mix directly on the spot and leave them there for a week or so. The reason for that is that coffee contains a series of oils that absorb odors. There is no need for expensive coffee, even the cheapest brand will do and it won't even leave a stain on the carpet, so there is no danger.
Baking Soda: Another odor-neutralizing substance is baking soda, and lots of it too. Sprinkle on the spot and leave overnight. The next day, brush it off and then you can vacuum the rest. The smell should be gone, and you're free to drive around all day without feeling sick to your stomach.
Vinegar: You might even try an older “recipe” that involves some apple cider vinegar and a spray bottle. The method requires you to spray a fine mist on the carpet and also in the inside of the car and leave it overnight with the windows open. It's not a foolproof method, but it might work for you.
If all fail to provide the results you need, Cleancare of Boulder is here for you as your professional cleaner. We have the exact cleaning products to tackle gasoline stains and odor killing agents to wipe out that horrific gasoline smell. Call us today at 303-530-0646.