Have you ever walked into someone’s home and were immediately taken aback by the odor of a smelly carpet? The smell could be caused by stale dust, a lack of air circulation or by pets that have marked the area. If this is your home we are talking about, you will need to make getting the smell out a top priority and hire efficient carpet cleaners.
How Do You Remove Carpet Odors?
Unlike living with a stain for a short period of time, you will want to remove carpet odors quickly before they become overwhelming. If you don’t have the time for a deep cleaning of your carpet right now, here are a few tips that will help bring the odor down to a bearable level.
One of the oldest treatments for odor removal is baking soda. This product was obviously designed for a very different purpose than cleaning carpets, but it can be very effective in removing odors. You may have heard someone say that baking soda “absorbs” the smell; however, what actually happens is that it cleans up the area and stops the odor from getting into the air.
If you are dealing with a pet stain, you will want to sprinkle baking soda directly on the area affected. For other odors such as dust or staleness, you will want to sprinkle the baking soda all over the carpet in an even fashion. Leave the baking soda on the carpet for a period of time, the longer you leave it on the floor, the better it will freshen the carpet.
A good rule of thumb is to leave it on overnight as a minimum. If you are treating a room that is not used on a regular basis you may want to leave it on for a couple of days.
Here are the steps to follow after you have let the baking soda sit:
- Sweep over the carpet with a hard-edge broom
- Then use a vacuum cleaner to pick up the remainder
This will eliminate the possibility of damage to your vacuum cleaner as larger amounts of baking soda mixed with the moisture of the carpet can clog your cleaner.
Depending on the severity of the odor, you may have to repeat this process.
There is some other solution to your problem, however, keep in mind they may damage your carpet. Many of these alternative solutions, such as hydrogen peroxide, are also harmful to your environment.
The best solution is to hire a carpet cleaning company that is experienced in dealing with carpet odors. You will want to make sure that the company you are dealing with is using Green Cleaning Techniques.
Green Cleaning describes the practice of truly cleaning for health, not just appearance. Green Cleaning focuses on a complete cleaning approach that reduces health, safety, and environmental risks.
The next time a guest walks into your home and looks like they are holding their breath – call your Myrtle Beach Carpet Cleaning specialists MBHS Carpet Cleaning.
MBHS Carpet Cleaning
Myrtle Beach, SC 29577