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Simple Ideas to Keep Your Carpet Smelling Good and Fresh

Updated: March 25, 2024

Nobody likes a gross carpet. Musty-smelling carpets are both unpleasant and dangerous. They make your home smell unpleasant and may also pollute your indoor air with mold spores. Have you spent countless hours getting your carpet to smell fresh, but nothing is working? Learn how to remove those odors with Steamatic of the Red River Valley! We can offer you professional cleaning services in Grand Forks and Fargo. 

Below are D.I.Y. methods you can try out.

Use Baking Soda and Essential Oils

The dirt or stains on your carpet could be causing the odor, and the best way to attain a fresh-smelling rug is to clean it first. Baking soda works wonders for scrubbing dirty surfaces and dingy stains. When you mix the baking soda with a few drops of your favorite essential oil, you will make a potent combo that will leave your carpet sparkling clean and smelling amazing.

The way to go about it is to mix four tablespoons of baking soda with about ten drops of essential oil and sprinkle it on the carpet until it’s evenly coated. You can then leave it overnight to soak and vacuum it in the morning for a fresh glow.

Hand Scrub Your Carpet

Sure, this is the least interesting of activities, yet one that can leave your carpet with a fresh scent. You can use a soft brush or sponge with a few drops of dish soap to start. Use a moderate amount of soap, as too much soap will leave your carpet sticky and gross. After thoroughly scrubbing the entire carpet, you should take time to rinse the soap thoroughly. You can add commercial fabric softener to your rinsing water for an even fresher smell. It would help to sun-dry the carpet completely, as a moist carpet will also attract some odor.

Diffuse Essential Oils into the Air

Using essential oils to get odor out of your carpet is the fastest labor-free process. Though the essential oils do not go on the carpet directly, they blanket the room in a sweet scent that overpowers the bad carpet smell. Unfortunately, this is not a long-lasting solution, but you can use it before squeezing in time to scrub your carpet.

Use White Vinegar to Cleanse

White vinegar is known to strip away odors, kill germs, and get rid of dirt and grime. It is a perfect fit for an odor-free carpet. You, however, should not pour it out uncontrollably unless you want your house smelling like salt and vinegar chips. The best way is to mix it with water in a spray bottle and then spray it on your carpet. To achieve even better results, you can add some drops of essential oil to the vinegar mixture to mask the potent smell.

Use a Stovetop Simmer

Similar to diffusing essential oils, a stovetop simmer will leave your carpet and house smelling fresh and fantastic. You can put either cinnamon sticks, lemons, rosemary, or mint (or a combination) to boil in a gallon of water with the lid open. The moisture from this mixture will diffuse into your carpet and get the odor out.

Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Services in Grand Forks & Fargo

These D.I.Y. methods can help you attain a smell-free carpet, but they do not offer a long-lasting solution. Lucky for you, we can help you with that. 

Are you a resident of Red River Valley? At Steamatic of Red River Valley, we offer carpet cleaning services that will get rid of dirt, dust, allergens, stains, and odor all in one touch. Contact us today to remove your carpet odor entirely and enjoy a fresh smell every day.

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