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Tips for Cleaning Dog Poop on Carpet and Car Seats

We all have been there, rushing to our car after a long day at the office, or coming back from a weekend walk with our dog, and finally getting home, only to find we just took stray dogs into our car! Disgusting. Or perhaps our dog pooed in the car? Whichever the problem, dog pooh leaves an extremely unpleasant smell all over the car. Worry not! Here is how to get rid of the smell and the lingering stains on carpet and seats.

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Finding a pile of dog poop on the back seat is the last thing you want. But, if your buddy couldn’t wait until getting to a safe place, here is what you need to do:

  • Use as many paper towels you need to remove large pieces of  the solid matter
  • Spray down the affected area with some disinfectant
  • Let the product soak in for about 45 minutes
  • Use a soft-bristled scrub brush to start scrubbing
  • Spray the car seats and carpet down with a strong batch of interior shampoo mixed with very hot water
  • Use a wet/dry vacuum to pick-up residue from the car seats and carpet

For cleaning the carpets, you can use a mix of one tablespoon of liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon of white vinegar with two cups of warm water. After applying to the carpets, blot until the liquid is absorbed. Let them air-dry.

The Smell

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  • Use an enzyme-based deodorizer on all the cloth and carpets
  • Let the deodorizer absorb into the material and dry completely
  • Use an ozone machine to break down the nasty odors
  • Put the car windows down so it could fully dry out

If the smell still lingers, sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda over the area and let it sit for a few hours. Vacuum it up once it has dried.

If it is too disgusting for you, drive your car straight to a detailing shop like Mike’s Auto Spa in Westminster. Call us at 303-460-3866 to learn about our amazing car wash packages and special memberships in Colorado.