Greenville, SC 29601 (864) 947-6576

Are Your Carpets Stinking out the House?

Nothing makes a home more unwelcoming like odors that are trapped in carpets. Fortunately, there are several things you can do which will minimize or remove carpet odors. Below are a few simple

carpet cleaning

solutions you can do before ripping out your carpets and buying new ones.

Carpet odor which is not too bad can often be removed by using a common household item like baking soda. This needs to be distributed evenly over the carpet and left for a few minutes. The baking soda will absorb any odors, after which you simply vacuum it off your carpet. Which in theory should leave your carpets smelling fresh and clean.

Carpet foam cleaners are often necessary to remove more stubborn odors when baking soda fails to work. The foam cleaners will need to be sprayed on the carpet’s surface. And depending on the instructions, the foam needs to be left to soak into the carpet and dry to a powder. Once the product has been left, the residue will be vacuumed off the carpet, which again, in theory, should leave an odor free carpet.

Some carpet odors are just dirt which has become trapped in the carpet’s pile. Should this be the case, sometimes all you need to do is to dislodge the dirt and remove it from the

carpet. Hiring water-based

steam cleaners

which are powerful enough to loosen and remove the dirt

should get rid of odors from a room. However, when you want a more natural solution, try using white vinegar and not cleaning fluid. In addition to hiring a machine, you can purchase a steam cleaner to use on a regular basis. If you would like to find out more about our carpet cleaning services, please call TCM Carpet Cleaning & Floors in Greenville, SC now at (864) 947-6576.