Cleaner Knowledge

HOW TO REMOVE CARPET ODORS

Are you embarrassed by your home’s carpet odor? Do you have a special occasion coming up a party, a holiday gathering, even an open house and you want the house in tip-top shape? Well your in luck. We’ve got some tips to get any carpet odor-free and we would love to share them with you.

The difficulty of the job will depend largely on how strong that odor is. If you’re facing off with some deep, long-lived odors, you might have to put in more time, effort, and money than the next person. It all depends on the intensity of the odor. So let’s get started!

Step One: Start with airing out the affected area. Fresh air helps everyone and everything, including your carpet. So open the windows, turn on the fans, and give that odor some space.

Step Two: Vacuum. If the odor is new to your place, have you considered that it might just be surface-level? Give your carpet a once-over with your vacuum cleaner and see if it makes a difference and if you have pets, use stronger vacuums to get up everything you can. You would be shocked at the difference it makes, depending on your pet’s shedding habits.

Step Three: Go to your kitchen cabinet and pull out the baking soda, that “old school” odor-eater. Sprinkle it over your carpet, concentrating on those areas which you know to be especially smelly (anywhere you’ve removed a stain in the past, anywhere your dog or child has had an accident). Using a broom, brush the powder lightly down into the carpet fibers. Then, allow it to sit. Really sit. Maybe for two or 3 days ( I’m not kidding). Let it do it’s job and don’t rush it. When you’re tired of it looking like your carpet’s covered in snow, go ahead and sweep up the top layer of baking soda. Use a vacuum to remove ALL of the baking soda. Now sniff . . . Does it still smell? If it does, repeat the whole process and if you can still smell that carpet odor.

Step Four: Use Hydrogen peroxide, but be especially careful this time. Hydrogen peroxide can damage the color of some carpets, so do a test patch before you apply it to larger areas. And if even this doesn’t eliminate that smell . . .

You should probably just call Taylor Steamer at 419-524-3939 or visit our web page at www.taylorsteamer.com . We’ve got the professional equipment and expertise training to get your carpet looking (and smelling) like new. Give us a call today @ 419-524-3939.

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