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Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.


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Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.


I'd start with a steam type carpet cleaner. They make a small one (Bissell)
for upholstery and auto carpets. I'd also do it quickly.

I'd also rinse it well and suck out the water a few times.



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Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).


Use old towels to mop it up. Use dry towels after the worst has been
removed. Press on them with your hands or feet and be patient ... so as to
allow enough time for the milk to flow into the towel.

Next, after you have mopped up as much as possible you will have to use a
mild detergent solution to scrub the carpet and repeat the mop up process.

If you do not get the bulk of the milk out of the nap, it is going to stink!

Or, take the car to a cleaning specialist and let them deal with it.


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on 3/8/2008 5:58 PM Pdk Pdk said the following:
Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.




Power rug cleaner/vacuum.

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Get you a nice big wet vac, lots of hot water, some dish soap and a stiff
brush. Go to town with all 4. don't be afraid to get it wet. a. it's
already wet with milk and b. the wet vac will suck it up.

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Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.






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Pdk Pdk wrote:
Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.



That's too bad, because the entire carpet needs to come out, be
shampooed, and dried in the sun. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
My mom had a similar incident with a gallon of cider and that's what the
fix was. Fortunately it's not as difficult as you think to remove,
unless you have a center console or similar.

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Pdk Pdk wrote:
Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the
carpet? I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes
with spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than
door edge so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me
removing the entire freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.


Where do you get milk glass containers?

Are you in Bolivia or Khazaktan?

If so, where'd you get a car in Bolivia or Khazaktan that has carpet?


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On Sat, 8 Mar 2008 17:58:22 -0500, (Pdk Pdk) wrote:

Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.



Remove carpet! You can either wash the carpet (washing on a concrete
driveway works well) or replace the carpeting with new.


BTDT. Major PITA. You usually have to pull the seats, seatbelts, and
most of the lower interior trim, and the screwholes never line back up
correctly on old plastic. Plus, new carpet costs a bunch, unless you are
lucky enough to finding matching carpet at a junkyard in a car where the
interior isn't open to the weather, and just as smelly.

I'd try washing in place first, and only resort to removal and washing
or replacement, if the stink does not go away. Detail shops wash carpet
in place all the time, and floorpans and carpet get wet all the time
from wet or snow-covered feet.

Least painful solution, if cost is no object, may be to have the
interior detailed by the same shop the local car lots use.

aem sends...

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Pdk Pdk wrote:

Won't go into HOW it happened, but today I broke a half-gallon
glass jar of milk on the front passenger floor of my car. Got up most
of the glass, but what's my next step to get the milk out of the carpet?
I'd like to avoid smells, stains, mold...whatever else comes with
spilled milk in the carpet. (The passenger area is lower than door edge
so I can't just squeegee it out, and I don't see me removing the entire
freekin' carpet from the car either).
Thanks for any help on this.




Take it to a carwash in the am, before the milk hardens and/or sours.
Dump some warm water
on the carpet, suck it up with the vacuum. The casein in milk can get
hard, like glue - I have
seen instructions to use amonia solution for removing milk PAINT; same
might apply to plain
milk if it is set. Got a shop vac? They sure come in handy.


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Thanks for all the help! I'm going to try the cleaning fixes
first before looking at carpet removal which I'll probably NEVER do.
In the Scranton PA area there are a number of local dairies that
sell milk in glass bottles. Tastes much better than the waxy cardboard
containers and cost is the same. Then return the bottles the next time
you go to the dairy.


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i am stunned milk is still available in glass jars..........

its all plastic around here
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Been there. A whole gallon. No matter how many times I cleaned and rinsed,
it wasn't enough. When the car sat out in the sun, the smell was there.
Just ventilate for a week.


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