Gasoline odors can be very noxious, especially inside of a car. Since you can't remove your car's carpet it can be tough to remove spilled gasoline. This is a guide about cleaning gasoline from car carpet.
Both gasoline and diesel fuel have an unmistakable when spilled and absorbed on carpet that are difficult to remediate. The floor mats and carpeting in a car are most likely to have spilled gasoline or diesel fuel; however, removing the floor mats and cleaning them is easier than attacking the stain and odor on fixed flooring.
Remove gasoline spills from car interior as quickly as possible to prevent stains and prolonged inhalation of harmful fumes. Absorbent materials remove gasoline from upholstery and hard surfaces, though a large spill may require replacement of the carpet padding for complete gasoline removal.
They do not mix in fact when you attempted to wet clean the area the gas would have chased from the water. If the spill is large (bigger than a dollar bill) I recommend calling an IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning & Restoration) certified carpet cleaning company and let them handle the problem.
Gasoline on carpet is a fairly serious matter so no jokes on this one. If an enormous amount has been spilled on the carpet, you may need to have it replaced as it has saturated the padding. This can be a fire hazard so please contact a professional. If the amount is small, you may be able to take care of the spill yourself.
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