Thankfully there is a method to removing the road salt from your vehicle's carpets and mats.
The downside first - it re-occurs, meaning that after each winter season the road salt will come back.
The upside - utilizing a steam-cleaner (mix of almost boiling water & carpet shampoo) removes the road salt, but it will leave the carpets damp (even wet for periods in excess of 48 hrs - depending on how heavily salted the area is), Properly vent area after to prevent mildew.
So how do I get my hands on a steam-cleaner?
1. Buy one which will cost thousands of dollars (can be used for in-home use as well - check eshine.ca )
2. Rent a portable steam-cleaner from your grocery store, home improvement store (typically not as versatile to get into hard to reach areas)
3. Have it professionally completed (check jrek.ca)
Living in Canada forces us to deal with the seasonal winter by-product of road salt to assist with driving safety. The inherent downfall is that the salt is tracked into your vehicle via your boots/shoes throughout the winter. As a result, calcium buildup from the road salt adheres to the mats and carpets of your vehicle.
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