View Full Version : Carpet Mildew

08-05-2004, 12:45 PM
What do you guys use to clean carpet. Mine is starting to get that wet mildew smell.

08-05-2004, 01:32 PM
you probably won't like this - but I use a pressure washer, then a good shop-vac to suck everything that got losened by the pressure washer up.

I do this about once a year. Amazing how much it brings the carpet back to life.

I'm pretty sure it's not good for the carpet though... but it is what I do & never have any mildew problems.

08-05-2004, 02:04 PM
Jimmer: I do the same thing. After the shop-vac, I put several fans in the boat to fully dry it. Why do you think it's not good for the carpet?

08-05-2004, 08:31 PM
Same for me. I have 2 ceiling fans in the garage over the boat for turbo drying.

08-05-2004, 08:40 PM
A little sunshine and a little breeze! ;)

08-05-2004, 09:31 PM
Make sure you leave openings to all carpet areas. Bleach and vinegar are good home cleaning solutions. Go easy on the bleach and test for color.


08-06-2004, 06:32 AM
I'm afraid that that 2400 PSI will eventually cause the carpet to start falling apart. So far - I haven't had any problems though.:D

Farmer Ted
08-06-2004, 07:18 AM
I always shop vac the wet spots, the carpets usuallly dry by the next afternoon (not hard when the boats in a garage and it's 100 outside)

08-22-2004, 11:22 PM
We use the shop vac and woolite carpet cleaner with oxyclean.
Works pretty good