Are you looking to give your carpets a little freshening up? This article from SF Gates provides tips on how to make your carpets smell better.
How to Make Carpets Smell Better
Even if you don’t regularly spill things on your carpet, it accumulates dust, dirt tracked in from outside and other odor-causing particles all day long. By the time you notice that your carpet has a smell, the odor has probably permeated the carpet fibers themselves, so simply vacuuming up the particles isn’t enough to freshen the room. Rather than using aggressive chemicals to clean your carpet, use baking soda. This non-toxic, environmentally friendly substance deodorizes carpet fibers and leaves the room smelling clean.
1. Sprinkle baking soda.
Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the carpet. Let it sit for 30 minutes. Have your family stay out of the room while the baking soda settles into the carpet, so they don’t accidentally breathe in the powder or track it around the house.
2. Vacuum carpets.
Vacuum the carpet thoroughly. To keep the carpet smelling fresh in the future, vacuum more often, ideally twice a week.
3. Replace vacuum bags.
Replace the vacuum bag when it fills up. Dab a few drops of a pleasant-smelling essential oil, such as bergamot, orange, cinnamon or lavender, onto a cotton ball. Add the cotton ball to the new vacuum bag. Every time you vacuum, the smell of the oil will release into the room, leaving the carpet smelling sweet and fresh.
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These are wonderful tips to provide your carpet with a fresher smell, however, there is no masking a dirty carpet. If you notice these tips are not very successful for your carpets, it may be time to schedule a professional carpet cleaning.
Contact us today at J and R’s Carpet Cleaning to schedule a professional carpet cleaning.