Besides being very beautiful floor pieces at home that attract the attention of newcomers and keep our feet warm, carpets also absorb the odours from the indoor air. Moreover, mites and bacteria that live inside make the carpet even more prone to bad odours. They even more make the indoor air bad and unhealthy. Instead of calling carpet cleaning professionals every time you feel bad indoor odour, it is better to learn some do-it-yourself methods of how to remove the odour yourself from the carpet effectively.
You will probably already have everything you need at home. These are white vinegar, baking soda, broom, clean and soft clothes, dustpan, water, vacuum cleaner and spray bottle.
What steps you have to take in order to eliminate the odour from your carpet?
The method with baking soda
Take some baking soda and sprinkle it over the carpet’s surface. This is a good way to remove the surface odour and replace it with a fresh aroma. To make the effect of baking soda deeper, try to work it down to the bottom of the carpet using a broom. After doing so, you will need more baking soda to sprinkle on the carpet’s surface. If you have some stubborn stains and spots, you will need a thick layer on the surface, as the thin layer will not work.
After placing enough quantity of baking soda in and on your carpet, leave it overnight. The more time the better. If you are planning to go on a hotel for 2 days, you can safely do this before leaving and finish the rest of the procedure when you come back. What you should ensure is that no one is walking on your carpet while it is in the process of cleaning.
To remove the baking soda from the surface, you should use a stiff broom to sweep it. After that use a vacuum machine and vacuum thoroughly the carpet to extract the baking soda from the lower layers.
You can safely repeat the procedure as many times as required to eliminate the odour entirely.
The method with vinegar
Another way to do so is by using equal parts of water and white vinegar. Just spray this mixture over the surface and let it sit for about 15 minutes. The vinegar is considered one of the most effective odour removers, as the acid it contains kills the bacteria that produce that bad odour.
After waiting enough, you can blot it with a clean cloth or paper towel. Then, rinse with clean water and blot again. Let it dry before using. If the odour is still noticeable, you can repeat the procedure again.
What if there is a deep odour?
If the liquid spilled on the carpet penetrated deeper into the carpet’s padding, you might need a cleaning solution to remove the bad smell. It could be pet enzyme digester or another kind of odour remover. After trying its effect on a hiding place, you can continue with the rest of the carpet applying this cleaning solution with your carpet cleaning machine. If you don’t have such, you might consider renting one from the local shop. Or you might consider calling a local carpet cleaning specialist like Mvir Cleaning to deal with the bad odour once and for all.