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post #1 of 11 Old 07-02-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
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My jeep interior is wet and smells ?

My last jeep had a line-x tub but this one is carpet . It rained in it now the carpets and seat are wet and smell terrible especially since the hardtops on ,,, whats the best thing to do to prevent bad odor and mildew


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post #2 of 11 Old 07-02-2009, 02:04 PM
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Take your carpets out, and line X it

honestly, i took my carpets out, and got floormats for the winter. you dont have winter, i'd just run bare floors, or have the floor pans line x'd or do it yourself. the carpet loves to hold in moisture and mildew to make it moldy smelling in the jeep

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Febreze(kills oders,doesn't cover them up) and baking soda.
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I took my carpets out and herc'd it for this very reason...

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My wife's carpet and interior were the same and smelled bad.Vinegar and water kills oders well.
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take the top off and dry it out. and i agree with boogie man frebreeze works the best in my opinion
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The smell is from mold and/or mildew. The only way to effectively get rid of the smell is to kill the mold/mildew, the odor can't simply be removed with a deodorizer like Febreeze because the odor is caused by a living organism and Febreeze can't kill anything. It may remove the odor temporarily but so long as the mold is alive, the odor will return.

Get the carpeting dried out but while you're waiting for that to happen, start spraying it liberally with Lysol disinfecant which is what it takes to actually kill the mold & mildew. Spray it thoroughly every other day for at least 8-10 days since mold & mildew is not all that easy to kill. Laying the carpeting out in the sun will hasten the entire process.

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The smell is from mold and/or mildew. The only way to effectively get rid of the smell is to kill the mold/mildew, the odor can't simply be removed with a deodorizer like Febreeze because the odor is caused by a living organism and Febreeze can't kill anything. It may remove the odor temporarily but so long as the mold is alive, the odor will return.

Get the carpeting dried out but while you're waiting for that to happen, start spraying it liberally with Lysol disinfecant which is what it takes to actually kill the mold & mildew. Spray it thoroughly every other day for at least 8-10 days since mold & mildew is not all that easy to kill. Laying the carpeting out in the sun will hasten the entire process.
Febreze did what Lysol couldn't when my cat peed on my floor futon bed.Lysol mixes with cat urine and is bad.Febreze kills the oders.You should give it a shot before condemning it.Lysol is toxic to pets too.I have a couple 5' plus monitor lizards and Lysol will kill them on the spot.I guess that's why I mention it,they ride with me often.
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I put a dri-z-air cannister with those white moisture collecting pellets in mine in the winter. Stuff still gets wet but it keeps it off the windows. I then just garage it every few weeks and let the carpets air out. I usually just leave out the little one behind the seats during the winter because thats where most of the water sits in mine.

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Febreze did what Lysol couldn't when my cat peed on my floor futon bed.Lysol mixes with cat urine and is bad.Febreze kills the oders.You should give it a shot before condemning it.Lysol is toxic to pets too.I have a couple 5' plus monitor lizards and Lysol will kill them on the spot.I guess that's why I mention it,they ride with me often.
I have Febreeze and use it all the time, just not when there is mold or mildew involved. Febreeze is great with pet urine smells since urine is actually sterile (yes, really) and nothing needs to be killed in order to get rid of that type of odor as is the case with mold and mildew odors. Since the OP's problem has to do with mold and mildew and not pet urine, I recommended (and still recommed) Lysol.

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