How do you dry out a car floor?

We had a water jug in the backseat break this morning on our way to a campground. How do I dry out the floor?

Oh no! Untreated water spills can cause damage and leave lingering odors, so you’ll want to get that taken care of quickly.
First, open your car doors to get cross-ventilation and air out the car. Then, use towels to soak up any water that is pooling on the surface. If you have a shop vac or similar tool, use the wet setting to remove any water that has seeped into the surface. If you don’t have a wet/dry vacuum, a hairdryer might do the trick!
In case of a stain or odor, you may want to wash the area with a detergent or shampoo. You can also use baking soda to remove excess water or any odors—simply sprinkle baking soda and let it sit for an hour before vacuuming it up. Finally, set up fans to blow air into the vehicle and evaporate as much water as possible, drying the area.
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Will Baldwin
Answered on Oct 26, 2021

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