Eliminate Odors On Carpets
Carpets tend to absorb dirt, stains, and animal hair as well as mold and mildew. Taking good care of your carpets will prevent dust mites, fleas, and carpet bugs from living there. Read on for information on daily carpet care and carpet cleaning, complete deodorization, and cleaning techniques.
Vacuum the carpet regularly. You can buy a quality vacuum that sucks dirt out of the carpet fibers, especially if you have furry carpets or if you have cats and dogs. Regularly vacuuming your carpet to look and smell fresh. If you have pets, you may need to vacuum them every day.
Learn the proper technique for removing old stains. Sometimes it’s difficult to get rid of stains right away. If you are faced with old wine or coffee stains, don’t panic; Many carpets are prepared with chemical stain repellents, so stains are usually not that difficult to remove. Use a vinegar spray bottle to lightly spray the stained area and then wipe it off with a cloth. For deeper stains, saturate the area with vinegar or carpet cleaner, sprinkle with baking soda and vacuum the area after the baking soda dries.
Prepare your carpet for the deodorizing treatment by first inhaling the dust. If your carpet is holding a lot of dirt, sweep it first to remove lint and loosen the dirt, then vacuum it up. Fill a spray bottle with half vinegar solution, then half water, and spray the areas that need cleaning.Make sure not to overwater it with liquid, as you don’t want any moisture that hasn’t evaporated to cause mold growth. Sprinkle the cornstarch mixture on the carpet. Spread it evenly around the carpet, focusing on the areas that tend to be the dirtiest or smelly. Vacuum it to clean the cornstarch mixture. When done, discard the vacuum bag.