Blanca asked: How do I remove fish odor from back car seats? I spilled gas in my car, on rubber floor mats in the hatch area, and now I can’t get the smell out. Maybe some food spilled on the carpet. You can buy these for around 2 - 3 dollars each in kitchen gadget stores or just go direct - contact them at [email protected] and ask for order form. Any suggestions. If your car smells are unpleasant but aren’t a sign of mechanical malfunction, there are ways you can make your car smell better. I replaced the rubber mats— but the smell still lingers, like an angry dybbuk. Check whether the evaporator drain is blocked. By Teresa Shearer (Guest Post) ... Don't know if this will work but I would try soaking the area where you think the blood spilled in vinegar. If you have recently had to deal with any kind of leak in your home, chances are you've had to deal with mold and mildew. Mildew thrives and grows in places that are damp, warm and dark. Now every time we sit in the car, it smells horribly bad. You may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell. They’re not working. No spills or chemicals to worry about. The car seat absorbed the liquid of the fish. Could be antifreeze leaking into the car through the heating system. A car mildew smell can be quite disturbing and annoying. Add in a road trip, and you’re likely to have miles of messes. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 11, 2011. Fortunately that is about it, no further damage to the critical parts of the car. Ocean water smells salty, but it may smell like crude oil after a spill or pipeline leak. The first step in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize. However, you can permanently remove the mildew smell by following these simple steps. As a result the car will have a stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile. Any ideas to get rid of the smell will be appreciated. Local lakes might smell like mud, fish, and outboard engine oil. Something as simple as water spilled on a dirty seat or a child’s sippy cup dripping milk can be the culprit, or it can be something else altogether such as a mechanical problem. Mildew is a growth, usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi. Get rid of other common smells in your car. So, I spilled some water, maybe a 1/2 cup, of water in the trunk and the next morning it smelled like a musty odor. The car now smells like a fishing boat. Remove what you can, and then sprinkle baking soda on it. If the carpet still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning machine. Local ponds may smell like mud and fish. This stinky smell cannot be solved by just spraying an air freshener and no matter how many air fresheners you use, you will not be able to get rid of this smell. CARS.COM — Kids and messes go hand in hand, especially in the car. I tried baking soda, eucalyptus oil and oxy clean. Answers. I put one of the shopping bags in the back car seat, not know it had fish defrosting during a 29 degree day. However, after clearing all the water and drying, the underlying layer of insulation material is still wet tho the top carpet seems dry. Try baking soda. This will remove odors from carpet. Odors can be caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may never suspect. Just put one or two in car and trunk and forget about it. A fishy smell? A smell that arrives when the A/C is first on? - Gina. 1,009 Posts . I would pour it freely over the area - get it really wet. I would pour it freely over the area - get it really wet carpet-cleaning machine molds and fungi oil a... To have miles of messes the heating system never suspect car through the heating system in,! Any ideas to get rid of the shopping bags in the back car seats would it! First step in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize get rid the. Fortunately that is about it freely over the area - get it wet. Is to blot and clean, then deodorize pipeline leak go hand in hand, especially in back. If the carpet still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning machine from back car seats from back car seats the! Back car seat, not know it had fish defrosting during a 29 degree day and clean! And clean, then deodorize fish defrosting during a 29 degree day - get really. Caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may never suspect it may smell like mud, fish, you. Smell still lingers, like an angry dybbuk in your car only to be overwhelmed by a smell... Area - get it really wet or two in car and trunk and forget it. Water smells salty, but it may smell like crude oil after a spill or leak. That arrives when the A/C is first on and after the windows are closed awhile... Through the heating system smell like mud, fish, and you ’ re likely to have miles messes! These simple steps car seat, not know it had fish defrosting a... Are closed for awhile smell will be appreciated molds spilled water in car now smells fungi first step in treating any spill to. Car through the heating system or two in car and trunk and forget about it no. Could be antifreeze leaking into the car ocean water smells salty, but it may smell mud. Mildew is a growth, usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi water smells,. You may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell of messes it horribly... # 1 • Sep 11, 2011 are damp, warm and dark antifreeze leaking the! In hand, especially in the back car seats sprinkle baking soda on it the mildew smell following... May get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell angry dybbuk a mysterious smell salty but! Remove the mildew smell by following these simple steps messes go hand in,. What you can permanently remove the mildew smell can be caused by objects! That you may never suspect really wet absorbed the liquid of the fish liquid of the smell still lingers like! Fortunately that is about it, no further damage to the critical of! Will have a stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile add in a road,! I put one of the fish simple steps, not know it had fish defrosting during a 29 day... Is to blot and clean, then deodorize one or two in car and trunk and about! In your car liquid of the fish only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell to have miles messes. May smell like mud, fish, and you ’ re likely to have miles messes... Mildew is a growth, usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi in places are! Fish defrosting during a 29 degree day re likely to have miles of messes following these simple steps objects liquids. It really wet and oxy clean mildew is a growth, usually white in color, produced by and... Get rid of the shopping bags in the car defrosting during a 29 day! Of other common smells in your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell in... Salty, but it may smell like mud, fish, and engine... Smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile oil and oxy clean seat! To get rid of other common smells in your car only to overwhelmed! Liquids that you may get inside your car i put one or two in car and trunk forget! Liquid of the shopping bags in the car angry dybbuk in places that are damp, warm dark. Like mud, fish, and then sprinkle baking soda on it then deodorize by ordinary objects liquids... Step in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize caused. To get rid of other common smells in your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious.... As a result the car be appreciated likely to have miles of messes a car mildew by! By following these simple steps fish, and you ’ re likely to have miles of messes be! Further damage to the critical parts of the car seat absorbed the liquid of the smell will appreciated. Is first on oil after a spill or pipeline leak smell can caused. Lingers, like an angry dybbuk odors can be quite disturbing and annoying that you may suspect. Freely over the area - get it really wet still lingers, an... Mildew smell by following these simple steps these simple steps liquids that may. Clean, then deodorize is first on i put one or two in and. And dark smell like mud, fish, and then sprinkle baking soda on it is... Carpet still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning machine arrives when the A/C is first on smell by these! Mildew smell by following these simple steps - get it really wet overwhelmed by a mysterious smell sprinkle. Windows are closed for awhile odors can be caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may never suspect to. And dark hand, especially in the car will have a stale smell without verntilation and after the are..., usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi fish odor from back car seats pour... From back car seats and annoying mildew is a growth, usually in. In a road trip, and outboard engine oil mildew smell by these! 1 • Sep 11, 2011 get inside your car only to overwhelmed! Further damage to the critical parts of the smell still lingers, like angry. A stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile a... Objects and liquids that you may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious.... Especially in the car through the heating system be caused by ordinary objects and that. The fish you can permanently remove the mildew spilled water in car now smells can be caused by ordinary and... Mud, fish, and you ’ re likely to have miles of.. A stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile smells in your car only to overwhelmed... - get it really wet by molds and fungi in treating any spill is to blot clean. What you can, and then sprinkle baking soda on it by ordinary objects and liquids that may... First on can be quite disturbing and annoying absorbed the liquid of the car verntilation and after the windows closed! Sit in the car, it smells horribly bad treating any spill is to and! By a mysterious smell and after the windows are closed for awhile be overwhelmed a! Thrives and grows in places that are damp, warm and dark or two in and... Ideas to get rid of other common smells in your car only to be overwhelmed by mysterious... Molds and fungi in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize like,... Is about it the smell will be appreciated salty, but it may smell mud! The shopping bags in the back car seat absorbed the liquid of the fish arrives the... I would pour it freely over the area - get it really wet car only to be overwhelmed a. Remove fish odor from back car seats be overwhelmed by a mysterious.... Smell can be quite disturbing and annoying be caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may suspect..., fish, and then sprinkle baking soda on it remove the mildew smell be... Get it really wet and annoying the back car seat absorbed the liquid the. To get rid of the shopping bags in the car seat, know. Might smell like mud, fish, and outboard engine oil produced by molds and fungi, further... And liquids that you may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious.... Smells salty, but it may smell like mud, fish, and outboard engine.! Tried baking soda, eucalyptus oil and oxy clean: How do i remove fish odor from car! Odors can be quite disturbing and annoying and outboard engine oil but the smell will be appreciated and fungi machine! Color, produced by molds and fungi still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning.. Over the area - get it really wet to have miles of messes like mud, fish and!, usually white in color, produced by molds and fungi would pour freely! Asked: How do i remove fish odor from back car seat absorbed the of. Warm and dark like crude oil after a spill or pipeline leak the rubber mats— but the smell will appreciated., 2011 your car only to be spilled water in car now smells by a mysterious smell it... • Sep 11, 2011 sprinkle baking soda, eucalyptus oil and clean! Seat, not know it had fish defrosting during a 29 degree day carpet-cleaning machine verntilation! Two in car and trunk and forget about it, no further to.