I vac'd the water up and let it air out but its starting to smell mildewy. Any suggestions on how to get the smell out?
man did that the other night saw it while I was closing windows upstairs.. got it in time but with the down pours it did get wet... if it was soaked you may need to lift the carpet and let it dry out underneath like the insulation retains the moisture despite the shop-vac..
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not only does the insulation retain moisture, there is actually an air gap between the carpet and the floorboard. After I sunk my WJ in the lake, I shop vac'd the carpet while it was in the jeep but wasn't satisfied so I pulled it. Even though the carpet felt dry, when I lifted it out there was still like an inch of standing water below it on the floorboards. Pull your seats, center console, and molding that holds the carpet in place and take it out. You'll be happy you went through the extra work. I also rented a steam cleaner thing from my local ace hardware and went to town. cost like $30 for a day.
4 bolts per seat for the front seats, a total of like 6-8 bolts for the rear seats, then pull out the center console, the front side kick panels and the little step things right at the edge of the carpet near the doors, then with a little caressing it will come out.
My GPS told me to drive over a river once, we found a bridge a few miles down the road! On the very same road tri it wanted us to driver over a lake, luckily there was a ferry there the GPS didn't know about. Stupid Microsoft Streets and Trips.
If you're too lazy to take the carpet out spend a month or 2 spraying it with anti bacterial fabreeze
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