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5 Ways to Deodorize Your Carpet

best carpet cleaners bellevue ne, to make sure your long lasting carpet smells great at all times, we have sure-fire methods for deodorizing that expensive floor covering no matter what you or your kids or your pets might throw at it or spill on it.

1. Baking Soda

What’s really great about baking soda is that it’s extremely easy to use, just about every household has a box of it lying around, and you can eliminate some of the most persistent and offensive smells with just a light sprinkling. Baking soda is good for absorbing moisture so you can apply it to any liquid that has spilled and remove it from the carpet fibers. But it’s also ideal for absorbing strong aromas, that’s why many people will put an open box of the stuff inside a refrigerator. As for your carpets however, just pour some of it over the fibers and let it sit overnight. The next day, vacuum it all up and your carpet should smell a lot better.

2. Vodka

I know what you’re thinking, vodka is usually what you spill on the carpet when the party gets a little out of control. But it’s also a great way to remove stains from your carpet as well. Any stain can be lifted using a little vodka, which is highly effective at removing both the color of the stain and any lingering odor that might stick around.

3. Vinegar

So, the thing about vinegar is that many homeowners are put off by the initial pungent aroma that comes out when you open the bottle. How can something with such a strong odor be any good at deodorizing the carpet? Well, the reason it works so well is that, much like with baking soda, vinegar absorbs odors and while applying vinegar to the carpet comes with that unmistakable sour scent, once vinegar dries it becomes entirely odorless. So, grab a spray bottle, pour in white vinegar, and spray the carpet evenly and thoroughly. Allow it to dry and if you are still unsatisfied with the smell of the carpet, spray again until the foul odors have subsided.

4. Enzyme Cleaners

These are store-bought options that are designed to eliminate some of the toughest odors and aromas, particularly pet urine, vomit, blood, and other infamously stubborn liquids and substances that can ruin a carpet. The enzymes literally feed on these components and removes them from the carpet fibers, leaving nary a whiff of the bad odors that were once there.

5. Carpet Shampoo

Sometimes you just need to give the carpet a good deep cleaning. You can find a wide range of carpet shampoos on the shelves of your local hardware store or supermarket. Find the one that’s right for your carpet and your carpet cleaning equipment. Some of the choices out there come with baking soda and/or enzymes built into the formula. Do a little homework and research the best choices available and make your purchase accordingly.

 

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