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Removing Carpet Odors

Remove Carpet Odors

If you feel embarrassed by the odor coming from your carpets, it’s time to do something about it. Whether the odor is just bothersome to you or you need to address it before an upcoming special occasion, there are various ways to remove odors from your carpets using household items and a few simple tricks. When DIY treatments aren’t enough, though, it’s time to call in professional carpet cleaning experts.

Removing carpet odors

There are different treatment levels to treat carpet odors, depending on how long the odors have existed and their causes. Sometimes the solution is easy, and sometimes it takes a bit more persistence and elbow grease.

  • Open windows – Unless it’s the middle of winter, a good way to start removing carpet odors is by opening up the windows and letting the fresh air inside your home. Open windows, turn on fans and air out your home for a few hours or an entire day if possible. This may be enough to remove the odors, but if they linger after closing windows, it’s time for more involved measures.
  • Vacuum – When you’ve just moved into a new place, it’s possible that any odors are on the surface level and have settled from previous owners. Even if you’ve been in your home for a while, if you don’t vacuum regularly, odors from pets and foot traffic can linger and grow stronger. If vacuuming isn’t enough to remove the odor, it’s time to call on stronger cleaning forces.
  • Try baking soda – Baking soda is a great odor remover so sprinkle it over your carpet and pay close attention to the areas with the strongest smell. Brush the baking soda into the carpet with a broom or dry carpet brush gently and then add more baking soda as needed if the odor remains. Let the baking soda sit for a few days so it can work its magic and then vacuum it all up thoroughly until no white power remains. If odors remain, you can try repeating treatment or try a different carpet treatment such as vinegar.
  • Use vinegar – For lingering odor, apply vinegar by blotting or with a spray bottle. Use enough vinegar so it can get into the fibers without soaking the carpet and then let it sit for 15-30 minutes to allow the acid to work on the carpet odor. Blot the vinegar up with a clean cloth, spray with water, blot again and repeat the process until the vinegar smell is gone.
  • Try hydrogen peroxide – When baking soda and vinegar aren’t enough to remove the odor, you can try hydrogen peroxide, but be very careful as it can damage carpet colors. Apply it in an inconspicuous location first and if it doesn’t cause discoloration, use it in the same fashion as vinegar.

The safest and most effective way to remove carpet odors from your home is to enlist the services of a professional carpet cleaner. Embassy Cleaners carpet and rug cleaning can eliminate lingering odors from your floors while restoring their beauty.

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