What To Do When You Spill A Gallon Of Milk In The Car?

By: Martin R Meyer
Many times I have been asked; “Will OdorXit get spoiled milk odor out of my car".

The answer is a qualified yes.

Why is it qualified?

It’s qualified because if you can not get to where the milk has migrated to, the odor will not be eliminated. Ok, what are you talking about? What I am talking about is; the expectation that spraying a little OdorXit will fix a milk spill that has been spread around the car by several attempts to remediate or remove the problem. The OdorXit effort may be less than 100% successful because the odor is coming from areas that are not where you expect them to be coming from.

When the spill is on a seat, especially fabric, the more you wet the area the deeper the milk residue penetrates into the cushion.

This is not to say that the odor is not going to respond, it simply means that the easy cleaning and treating methods are not likely to work the first time.

The easy way to solve the milk spill is to take immediate action to remove the bulk of the milk before it spoils. This should include finding the nearest self-service car wash and vacuum out as much of the milk with the industrial vacuum cleaners as you can. After the initial cleaning, add enough water to wet the area and re-vacuum to remove the added water and the dissolved milk. Repeating this step several times will allow you to remove almost all of the milk before it begins to spoil and smell bad.

If you have OdorXit on hand, mix up a quart, 1 ounce of OdorXit and 30 ounces of water and pour it on the wet carpet or seat. Allow it to dry overnight and the odor will never develop. If you do not have OdorXit on hand, get some! Mix up a quart of 1 part OdorXit, 30 parts water and wet the affected area. It may take more than one application to remove the entire odor, especially from cushions because it has spoiled and turned into a cheese like material but fear notScience Articles, the odor can and will be removed.

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