Carpet Odor Remedies To Try At Home

Mold or mildew carpet odor

Carpet odor may develop over time due to high humidity environment, or if your carpet is not dried appropriately after washing it, mildew or mold may possibly be an issue.

If this is the case, mix 20% plain white vinegar in water. Clean carpets all over again, dry it carefully. For a quick dry, keep windows and doors open and use fans if necessary to remove moisture where your carpets smell musty. Or you can use a special deodorizing solution available in the grocery store for your carpet.

Deodorizing smoke odors from carpets

Smoking inside your home can increase carpet odor and will be detrimental to your carpet staying clean for very long. It also will decrease the value of your property, more than you’d expect.

Tips to control smoke odor from carpets

  • To eliminate smoke odor from your carpeted floors sprinkle baking soda onto the carpet.
  • With a corn straw broom, scrub the baking soda into the carpet and make sure it gets into the fibers and allow it to sit throughout the night.
  • The following morning, give the carpet a deep vacuuming, going over it as many times to pick as much of the baking soda as possible.

A quick fix for neutralizing carpet odor left by urine or smoke is to fill large bowls full of white vinegar and place them under sofas or chairs around the room. To smell fresh, allow it sit for a night and then remove the next day.

Though vinegar smells bad, it works well in absorbing unbearable smells and deodorizing carpets!!

How to keep your home odor free

  • Keep your home ventilated.
  • Get the trash out of the house on a regular basis and keep your home clean.
  • The biggest odor causing trouble is mildew and mold. So, control the humidity to a maximum.
  • Clean the spills as soon as you notice them so they don’t stain the floor.

Ultimately, you can use deodorizer or air fresheners, but more importantly get the odors out of the room before they worsen instead of masking them. Hence, carpets demands high levels of maintenance where you need to conscientiously get it deep cleaned at least once in a year to keep carpet looking new for ages.

If you don’t have time for home remedies, or that carpet odor still won’t go away, a professional steam cleaning can do the job. Call Steamatic today and ask about removing your annoying smells today!

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