We have all been there; you walk in the room and can smell something terrible. Pinpointing the smell has led you to your carpet. There isn’t a visible stain, but you can still smell something pungent. Sometimes, even after successfully removing a stain from your carpet, odors linger long after. AmeriBest Carpet Cleaning is here to share some tips to help you get horrible odors out of your carpet successfully.
The first and easiest thing you can try when removing odor from carpet, is to air the space out. Fresh air does wonders for removing odorous air. You might be surprised at how much this works. Allow fresh air to flow through the space for at least a few hours before revisiting to test for odors.
Vacuuming can help eliminate odors in your carpet. There may be traces of whatever is causing the odor that can be picked up in your vacuum. Make sure when you are vacuuming that you are going over the carpet in all directions to give the space a thorough vacuum job. If you have pets, be sure you are using the attachments that help to remove excess pet hair and dander from your carpet. This will go a long way in removing any odor.
This odor miracle worker is a common ingredient found in most kitchens. Removing odor from your carpet is nothing that a little baking soda can’t handle. Generously sprinkle the area with baking soda and let that stand for a long time. Not just hours, but let it stand for days. It won’t hurt anything to leave the baking soda on your carpet for 2-3 days to really work on that odor. Using a soft bristled broom to lightly work the baking soda deep into the carpet can be a helpful tool to ensure the entire problem area is covered.
If you haven’t been able to successfully remove the odor after all of these steps, you can also try hydrogen peroxide on the odor. You need to be very careful when using hydrogen peroxide since it can cause discoloring in some carpeting. Always perform a spot test in a hidden area before working with it on your carpet. Gently work the hydrogen peroxide into the carpet and then soak up any excess with a clean rag after allowing it to sit for 10-15 minutes.
If you have followed all of these steps and still find yourself struggling with odors in your carpet, it is time to call a professional carpet cleaning company like AmeriBest Carpet Cleaning to assist you. We have the expertise and tools that make removing odors of all kinds from your carpet a piece of cake. Don’t live with pungent smells in your carpets, call us today to set up an appointment to have your carpets cleaned.