You probably haven’t given much thought to cleaning milk out of your car. The truth is that most people never think about it until that awful day when your latte spills over the seat, your milk spills open as you’re packing your groceries into the car, or your baby milk leaks over the back seats.
Having a plan in place will help you deal with it swiftly and simply because it can happen no matter how careful you are.
Time is of the essence in this situation because keeping the milk in the car might result in more than just stains on your lovely interior; it can also produce an increasingly intense unpleasant odour, especially during the hot summer months. In order to restore your car’s interior to its original condition and remove those unpleasant stains, follow this comprehensive step-by-step guide.
Getting Rid of the Sour Milk Smell in Car Interiors
Targeting the cause of the smell rather than just covering it up will help you get rid of the sour milk smell in car interiors. Spraying air freshener will have an instant effect, but it will only last a short time; will not be completely effective and the odour will soon return.
- Clean up excess milk.
Cleaning up any spills as soon as they occur will definitely make a significant impact because the earlier you act, the less chance the milk has to absorb into the fibres. Old bath towels and tea towels work best for this; avoid using kitchen towels unless you want papery residue left on your seats. Avoid wiping or rubbing the milk; instead, dab the wet spots to absorb as much of the liquid as you can.
- Clean washable covers
Remove any accessories from your car that have milk stains if you can. This includes the carpet in the boot, floor mats, seat covers, and seat belt pads. You can quickly get rid of the smell of sour milk from these accessories by washing them, leaving them clean and fresh.Smaller accessories can be washed in your washing machine at the highest temperature recommended on the care label. For larger accessories such as rubber floor mats that shouldn’t be washed in hot water, use Bio One™.
- Always check the cleaning product’s label and the manufacturer’s instructions for your car for any fabric care recommendations, including whether or not accessories can be washed.
- Utilise absorbing cleaning supplies.
Use products with known absorbent qualities, such as enzyme cleansers, to clean the parts of your car that can’t be removed apart and cleaned. Bio One™ is an organic-based enzyme designed to blitz the carbon-based residue which breeds the bacteria causing the lingering smell.
How to use Bio One™ to remove milk odour and stains from your car
Proteins and enzymes are used in cleaning products with an enzyme component to weaken and dissolve stain structures. They will consume the residue that is giving off the bad odour.
- Remove as much milk as possible from your car interior so that the enzyme cleaner can concentrate solely on what has already soaked into the fabric fibres.
- If there is any excess liquid, remove the stain, take a clean cloth of some kind and pat it onto the stain. Do not rub it in; simply place the cloth over the liquid and pat it down. This will help soak up as much liquid as possible, allowing the cleaner to deal with only what is necessary.
- After removing as much excess stain as possible, dilute the stain with warm water. This simply allows the enzyme cleaner to be more effective in eliminating the stain or odour.
- Bio one™ odour eliminator + surface enzyme cleaner is an odour remover using only naturally activating good enzymes and no harsh chemicals. Make sure to spray the enzyme cleaner all over the stain.
- After the stain has been saturated, you should wait at least 5-10 minutes before scrubbing the area. If the stain is particularly stubborn, you can leave the cleaner on for a longer period of time; simply read the cleaner’s instructions to determine how long you can leave it on.
Even if it happens in your car, spilt milk is not a cause for concern. Yes, the scent is unpleasant, but cleaning it up is not difficult with Bio one™. Use these suggestions, and your car will be spotless and smell wonderful when you return to pick up another carton of milk the following day.
If you are feeling overwhelmed when attempting to clean the milk stains in your car, or if the cleaners you have are ineffective, contact us and our product specialists can advise you on the best products to remove stains.
What are enzymes?
Don’t be fooled to think that because enzymes are natural they are less effective than chemical cleaners. Enzymes are nature’s very own powerful cleaning tools. Making them the go to choice for customers who do not want to spray harmful chemicals around their children, car and their home.
Simply put, enzymes are all around us performing millions of important tasks in our bodies and in nature every single day. They are a type of protein that act like a biological catalyst to speed up the break down of organic compounds.
Similarly to how saliva, (which contains enzymes), initiates the digestion process by breaking down food in our mouths, cleaning enzymes use the same ‘enzymatic digestion’ to effectively break down and eradicate the organic proteins present in urine, faeces, vomit, drool, dirt, food, and more.
This process not only makes cleaning easier but also prevents the growth of bad bacteria – the root cause of those unpleasant odours – in the air, on surfaces, and within the fibres of your soft furnishings.
Try out Bio one™ today, vomit and the other nasties is what nature created enzymes for.
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