Spillages – Here are some cleaning facts you should know!
Accident will happen and from time to time, we often receive calls from customers who have unfortunately spilt milk in their cars.
The removal of spilt milk is not quite as straight forward as you might think, as any dairy product which has been spilt onto a hard surface or into a carpet will soon begin to cause an offending odour caused by bacteria.
Removing the liquid is one thing, but odour removal requires getting to the source of the problem by means of eliminating the bacteria.
If your milk container were to leak whilst returning home from the supermarket, check the container for a faulty or damaged lid, if this is the case it may be worth returning the faulty container and speaking to the duty manager of the store.
The manager is authorised to contribute towards the costs involved to remove the spillage from the car, however the store manager will sometimes involve its ‘inhouse’ car park car cleaners to deal with the situation to keep the costs down to a minimum.
As you will appreciate, these car park car washers are not exactly prepared to deal with a situation such as liquid and bacteria removal. The best you can hope for is a wet extraction and deodorising air freshener.
This will not solve the problem and within days the bacteria will multiply (especially in hot weather) and the offending odour will return…. and you are back to square one!
If the spillage occurred in the boot area, then the chances are the entire boot will need to be stripped out and treated including the boot carpet, spare wheel storage, spare wheel and sub floor tools and storage areas.
When the spillage is located in a footwell then we sometimes have to remove seats, trim and carpeting as the liquid will leak through the carpet into the underlay and eventually into the sub floor.
This level of cleaning can only be carried out by a professional with the correct equipment, cleaning agents and, more importantly, experience.
2. Strip out
3. Removal of liquid
4. Anti-bacterial treatment
The same procedure is used when removing vomit, urine and other liquids such as petrol and diesel.
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If you are faced with a similar situation in the future, don’t leave it to chance… call ProSteamUK on 01252 319391 or 07765 606040 to solve the problem!