How to shampoo and extract your Car's carpet and upholstery seats?
Cleaning your car's carpet and upholstery is very important to maintain its look and beauty but also to have a fresh smelling car interior.
Below are the tools you will need to effectively and properly clean your car's carpet and upholstery.
Carpet and Seat Shampoo & Extraction
- 1 Drill brush
- 1 Pump sprayer with Carpet & Upholstery Shampoo (CUS) * - diluted
- 1 Extractor machine *
- 1 Microfiber towel to aid in drying off seats and carpet*
How To Clean Car Upholstery
1. Remove floor mats and place them outside of the vehicle. Pick up loose objects or large pieces of debris from the car interior.
2. Vacuum the car’s seats in both the inclined and reclined position to cover every crevice. Then vacuum the carpet, making sure to move each seat forward and back, so all the areas that are out of sight are covered. If the seat headrests are removable, take these off to clean beneath them.
3. Pre-treat the high traffic areas in the car, probably the parts of the carpet that are matted or especially stained. Also pre-treat any areas that have old, set-in stains. If they are colored stains, try an oxygen-based pre-treat formula for the best results.
4. Ready to clean? Fill the Little Green Pro Portable Cleaner’s clean tank with a mixture of water and formula. Then release the Little Green’s flex hose, unwrap it, and attach the tough stain brush tool.
5. Hold the tool about an inch above the upholstery to be cleaned. Press and hold the spray trigger to spray the whole area with water and formula. Then lower the tool to the car upholstery, push down, and pull it towards you to begin cleaning your car’s carpet.
6. Continue to use drying strokes, without pressing the trigger, to remove as much of the liquid as possible.
7. Clean your car’s upholstered seats in the same way that you vacuumed – in both upright and reclined positions. Then deep clean the carpeting around and beneath the car seats.
8. Repeat upholstery cleaning for the trunk and any other areas of the vehicle as needed.
9. After deep cleaning, your vehicle will need time to dry before you put the head rests and mats back in. If you can, roll down the windows or leave the doors open to help the seats and carpet dry faster.
We recommend giving your car interior and car upholstery a good deep clean every six months to tackle stains like mud, food, and pet messes as well as seasonal allergens. Keeping your vehicle clean is important, and it’s easy to see how over time little spots and stains lead to matted-down or discolored auto upholstery and carpet. Spot cleaning spills as soon as they occur can help you maintain your car in between deep cleanings
You are always welcome to book one of our Premier Detailing Services for carpet & upholstery seat cleaning.