Mildew thrives and grows in places that are damp, warm and dark. Blanca asked: How do I remove fish odor from back car seats? This stinky smell cannot be solved by just spraying an air freshener and no matter how many air fresheners you use, you will not be able to get rid of this smell. CARS.COM — Kids and messes go hand in hand, especially in the car. Local lakes might smell like mud, fish, and outboard engine oil. However, after clearing all the water and drying, the underlying layer of insulation material is still wet tho the top carpet seems dry. The first step in treating any spill is to blot and clean, then deodorize. Fortunately that is about it, no further damage to the critical parts of the car. I tried baking soda, eucalyptus oil and oxy clean. As a result the car will have a stale smell without verntilation and after the windows are closed for awhile. Something as simple as water spilled on a dirty seat or a child’s sippy cup dripping milk can be the culprit, or it can be something else altogether such as a mechanical problem. Try baking soda. - Gina. Discussion Starter • #1 • Sep 11, 2011. You can buy these for around 2 - 3 dollars each in kitchen gadget stores or just go direct - contact them at customerservice@innofresh.com and ask for order form. If your car smells are unpleasant but aren’t a sign of mechanical malfunction, there are ways you can make your car smell better. Local ponds may smell like mud and fish. So, I spilled some water, maybe a 1/2 cup, of water in the trunk and the next morning it smelled like a musty odor. Any suggestions. Any ideas to get rid of the smell will be appreciated. Odors can be caused by ordinary objects and liquids that you may never suspect. Remove what you can, and then sprinkle baking soda on it. However, you can permanently remove the mildew smell by following these simple steps. Maybe some food spilled on the carpet. You may get inside your car only to be overwhelmed by a mysterious smell. Get rid of other common smells in your car. The car now smells like a fishing boat. Now every time we sit in the car, it smells horribly bad. Just put one or two in car and trunk and forget about it. Ocean water smells salty, but it may smell like crude oil after a spill or pipeline leak. The car seat absorbed the liquid of the fish. If the carpet still reeks, use a carpet-cleaning machine. Could be antifreeze leaking into the car through the heating system. Answers. I would pour it freely over the area - get it really wet. This will remove odors from carpet. If you have recently had to deal with any kind of leak in your home, chances are you've had to deal with mold and mildew. Check whether the evaporator drain is blocked. I replaced the rubber mats— but the smell still lingers, like an angry dybbuk. 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