Does your carpet smell? If you're like me, you love your home. But let's be honest: the longer I live in my house, the more it smells like my kids and their friends!
Before you go out and buy a new couch because yours smells bad, here are some tips for freshening up your carpeting:
Clean the carpets regularly
The first step is to clean the regularly. A good rule of thumb is to vacuum them weekly (or more often if needed) and shampoo them every six months.
You'll want to use a vacuum with a rotating brush to loosen up dirt and debris trapped in your carpeting fibres. Be sure you clean this brush after each use so no bacteria build up over time!
If pets are in your home, remove as much pet hair as possible with an attachment designed to eliminate animal fur from furniture and clothing items.
Pets can shed quite frequently--even indoors!--so it's important that this problem be addressed immediately after finding out about it so as not to aggravate allergies too badly later when spring arrives again next year!
The next step is to shampoo your carpets. This will help to remove dirt and other contaminants from deep within the fibres of your carpeting. You can use a liquid carpet cleaner or a powder-based product such as baking soda, which will draw out even more moisture from the fibres.
Once your carpets have been thoroughly cleaned and dried, it's time to add some fresh-smelling scents. You can use an air freshener with a pleasant aroma or even make your homemade concoction with ingredients like lemons, oranges, cloves and cinnamon sticks!
These items will not only help mask odours but will also provide an extra layer of protection against dust mites and other allergens in the air.
Getting rid of odours naturally
To get rid of odors naturally, sprinkle baking soda over the area. Allow it to sit for an hour or two before vacuuming. This works well on odors caused by pets, mildew and more!
Add vinegar to your next cleaning session if you have stubborn smells that don't go away with baking soda alone.
The acetic acid in the vinegar will help break down the molecules released by bacteria that create unpleasant scents in your carpeting.
Hot water extraction cleaning
Try hot water extraction cleaning instead of steam cleaning if you don't like the smell that the chemicals leave behind in your carpeting.
Hot water extraction uses hot water and a vacuum to clean the carpet, so it doesn't use harsh chemicals or cleaners.
This article has given you some ideas on how to keep your house smelling fresh and clean. If you have any further questions, feel free to contact us anytime!