Commercial cleaning methods can leave your carpet smelling of the shampoo cleaning agent used to treat the floor. Strong odors such as these can be irritating to certain individuals with a sensativity to smells. Some common household items can help to reduce or eliminate these unpleasant odors from your carpet. Implement these tips to leave your carpet fresh and odor free.
Baking Soda Method
Sprinkle baking soda over the surface of your dry carpet.
Allow the baking soda to stay on the carpet for up to 30 minutes.
Suck up the baking soda residue with your vacuum cleaner. The baking soda will absorb unpleasant odors and will leave your carpet smelling fresh.
White Vinegar Method
Dilute 2 tbsps. of white vinegar into a 12 oz. spray bottle 2/3 full of water.
Lightly spray the carpet with the vinegar solution. The vinegar will help neutralize the carpet shampoo odor and leave your carpet smelling fresh without the offending aroma.
Open windows, and plug in a fan to allow the carpet to air dry.
Shampooer Rinse Method
Add 3 tbsps. of white vinegar and 2 tbsps. of baking soda to the water tank on your carpet shampooer.
Rinse your carpet with the vinegar solution in your shampooer.
Use the suck feature on your shampooer to reduce as much excess moisture from the carpet as possible.
Open windows, and plug in a fan to thoroughly dry the carpet.