Clean carpets to get rid of smells
Using items from your kitchen, you can get rid of the bad smell under your feet.
Raise your hands if, when you were a kid, you wished you could make your carpet smell like it was brand new. No? You didn’t mean to do that, that’s clear. In the same way that you probably never thought you’d be using a toothbrush to clean your toilet bowl or climbing a dangerously high ladder to clean out your gutters. But, unfortunately, adulthood starts to set in. Dad will get tired of cleaning your gutters no matter how long you stay on the family cell phone plan.
Even though you won’t win any beauty contests by deodorizing your carpet, it could be the most important thing you do this week. To think you could have people over and not worry that they won’t feel welcome because your carpet smells musty and mildewed. You could say it was the cat’s fault, or you could do something about it.
We’ve got you covered whether you have to deal with the smell of dog poop every time you open the bedroom door or the strange smell of sweat coming from the spot in front of the TV (but congrats on all those at-home workouts!). Seven of the worst carpet smells can be fixed with simple, cheap, and easy-to-find items from around the house.
Eliminating Smoke Odors
A big turnoff is a house that smells like smoke. Don’t worry if the house you inherited makes you feel more like you’re in a bowling alley or a dive bar than a home. Use a simple method of fumigation to get rid of the smell of smoke in your carpets without tearing the place apart.
Put some baking soda in a strainer and use it to treat the problem areas. Since baking soda can soak up smells, it should quickly get rid of the smell of cigarettes.
To make sure the baking soda is spread evenly and to press it into the carpet, walk around on it (but not barefoot!)
Let the baking soda sit on the carpet for about half an hour. If you let the baking soda sit long enough, it will get to the back of the carpet.
Start over after clearing the air.
If the smell of smoke stays, go through the steps again.
The best ways to get rid of mildew smells
Blah, mold. If you’ve been having trouble breathing that doesn’t seem normal, you may already know why. People who live in damp places are used to seeing dew. We can turn that “dew” into a “dew-not” if we work together.
Wet carpets can be dried by using a dehumidifier or several fans that point down.
After the spot has dried, spray the carpet lightly with a mixture of two cups of warm water and one cup of white vinegar. The acidity of the vinegar will break down the smell-causing compounds and get rid of them for good (or at least until the next time you forget to close the window before a downpour, whoops).
Caution: If the carpet gets too wet during the treatment, you’ll just end up with a different kind of mildew problem. Wouldn’t that be the irony of ironies?
After the carpet has dried, the vinegar smell will go away and be replaced by the fresh smell of the carpet itself.
A way to get rid of musty and moldy smells
We’ve heard that a shot of vodka can get rid of lingering smells like mold and bacteria. (This is not for you, but for the carpet.) Instead of covering up the smell, the alcohol will break down the chemicals that cause it.
Put some clear, flavorless vodka in a spray bottle and use it to get rid of smells that are particularly strong.
Let the alcohol sit for 15 minutes.
Use a towel to pat it dry.
If smells keep coming back, sprinkle baking soda over the area.
Let the baking soda sit for half an hour before you grab the vacuum.
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