How To Remove

Odors From Carpets

This image shows a woman relaxing an a carpet.

your carpet can be a breath of fresh air, literally! Some smells we get used too, like the smell of our animals or the smell of our old carpets, or maybe you do realize there is an odor to your home that you are not enjoying, regardless of what the deal is, here are some suggestions that will certainly help you bring back the clean and enjoyable smell of your carpet.

  1. Baking Soda: Not only does this product absorb moisture, but it will also trap unpleasant smells without costing you a lot of money. Sometimes, if you have essential oils, sprinkling some of your favorite oil with baking soda can help reduce the odor of your carpet. One recipe that can be used when you’re attempting to deodorize a large area of carpet is half of a cup of baking soda, half of a cup of borax, and one tablespoon of ground spices. Sprinkle this mixture on your carpet and leave on for 30-min. this is to be used for pet smells on darker carpets.
  2. Vinegar: some people have expressed concerns about the carpet going from smelling poorly to only smelling like vinegar, but that is simply not the case because once the liquid completely dries it becomes odorless. Pour vinegar in a spray bottle with an equal amount of water and spray it on your carpet, once it has completely dried, repeat this step.
  3. Vodka and Vinegar: cheap vodka has been used to remove bad odors while also killing bacteria. Use the vodka through the carpet without spraying it on furniture or other flooring areas and after you can add baking soda on top and let it settle for 10 to 15 minutes before vacuuming the carpet.

For large scale deodorizing, like a full house or apartment, it is recommended that you call a professional. The aforementioned suggestions can be used on a larger scale but will require patience and a time commitment that is not always available. Check out this article to learn more on Why Pet Owners Need Carpet Cleaning Services.