Carpet Cleaning Tips: How to Get Rid of Bad Smells

Carpet Cleaning Tips How to Get Rid of Bad Smells


Bad smells are inevitable. There are many types of smells and each one differs in how you should deal with it.
An essential part of getting your carpet as clean as if it is new is to get rid of the bad smells. Don’t think immediately of changing your carpet once it has a bad smell; it just needs to be cleaned in a specific way.

I know that when your carpet becomes full of dust, you think that it must be replaced but that is not true.

1. General Bad Smells:

The following tips will help you a lot to deal with bad smells in general.

• If you have a solid area, deal with it first. Remove any dried on spills, dap soap on any noticeable spills and blot away wetness. This step is necessary before starting your cleaning process.
• The usage of baking soda is essential too. It neutralizes the smells. Have a large amount of baking soda because you will need it to make a thin coat over the stains and the smells.
• If baking soda does not work on its own, make a homemade solution using 2 tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide, ¼ cup of baking soda, 1 teaspoon of liquid soap, and 1 liter of water.
• Spray the area where the stain and the smell come from and wear gloved while doing this. It is better to wear gloves during the whole process of cleaning too.

2. How to Deal with Smoke Odors?  

Here is how to get rid of smoke odors.

• You will need 2-3 bowls of white vinegar or ammonia. You should leave enough room on the top of the bowl in order not to slosh over the sides. Keep the bowl out of the room with the carpet. The smoke odor will not be completely removed but it will refresh the smell of the room and the carpet. The mixture of white vinegar and ammonia will create a toxic gas; it will not create a more powerful mixture as some people think.
• leave the ammonia or the white vinegar to sit for 24-48 hours. Keep your pets and kids away from the room during this period.
• Use baking soda as we mentioned before.
• Use white vinegar into a steam cleaner as it is a powerful acidic carpet cleaning solution that will kill any bacteria.

3. How to Deal With Pet Smells?

Here is how to deal with pet smells.

• Any remaining wetness should be soaked up using a paper towel to clean the urine spot. If the spot is dry, use clean water and a paper towel to clean the spot.
• The best solution to use is green dish detergent using a soapy towel to clean the area.
• The usage of baking soda is essential too. Allow it to sit for 24-48 hours.
• White vinegar is effective too and you can apply it over the baking soda.

There are many smells and stains so when you face any of them, search for the proper way to clean it.

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