Your carpet is a wonderful addition to your home. It gives comfort and improves the appearance of your home but it attracts dirt and odours, too. From cooking to pets to kids, your carpet is exposed to a lot of activities. Carpet odour, therefore, is inevitable.
Carpet odours are annoying. We’re sure you do not want such odours to linger in your home. Unfortunately, even if you use scented candles and sprays, these odours stay only go away for a while but they remain. In addition, scented candles and sprays cannot reach the odours absorbed into your carpet.
There are different types of sources of carpet odours. The most common sources are spilled food and drinks, pet urine, mildew, and smoke. Let’s take a look at each source and how to deodorise the odour it cause.
Spilled food like milk lets proteins and bacteria deposit in the fibres of your carpet. Bacterial growth is what causes the odour. What you can do to remove the odour is to remove the moisture by using a clean towel. Press the towel repeatedly to the affected area then make a mixture of water and baking soda to make a paste and rub it into the carpet fibres. Leave it for few hours to dry then vacuum the residue. Steam clean the area using a protein-removing solution.
Your dog can really become your enemy when pet urine odour starts to fill the air at home. Pet urine that penetrates carpet fibres is hard to remove. This needs the help of a professional carpet cleaner like All Aces Services who can have the right cleaning solution that can break and neutralise chemical bonds in the urine.
You can use the same method for food spill by making a paste from water and baking soda, but this may not remove the annoying smell. Alternatively, you can use a cup of water and vinegar solution to remove the urine.
Mould and mildew can grow in a water-damaged carpet. They grow in the pad underneath it. A mixture of water and vinegar (80:20 ratio) may remove the smell, but carpet cleaning from a professional carpet cleaning company like All Aces Services can totally remove the smell as well as the mildew. Make sure to ventilate the carpet to remove moisture.
This may be a result of cigarettes or fireplaces. Prevention is the best thing to do. Encourage smokers to go out and smoke outside. Removing the odour needs you to sprinkle baking soda then brush the powder into the fibres of your carpet. Leaving the baking soda overnight is recommended.
These are simple solutions that work on mild odours. If there is a strong and persistent odours coming from your carpet, we advise you to call a professional odour removal specialist who can perform effective carpet odour removal.