When we visit Parker residents for deep cleaning, we often find them struggling with a wet carpet smell that has made their entire room smell musty.
Our technicians point out some of the possible reasons to be over-wetting, incomplete drying, or a deeply seeped stain. Along with that we also help them with the ways to get rid of wet carpet smell if they find it next time. Read on to know how you can deal with it.
5 Tips To Get Rid Of Wet Carpet Smell
1. Thorough air drying
Lingering humidity can be blamed for the wet carpet smell, especially in the humid weather of Parker. In order to remove the wet carpet smell, one of the first things you should try is complete drying of your damp carpet.
We suggest placing fans and dehumidifiers and ventilating your carpeted room thoroughly. This will dry all the moisture remaining in its fibers. Most of the light carpet smells just need drying to get off your carpet.
Additionally, if you can, it would be even better if you could lift your carpet and place it on a rack (under sunlight) so that it can dry fully from the underlay as well as the surface.
2. Baking Soda
When it comes to DIY ways to get rid of wet carpet smells, we can not miss mentioning baking soda. It is the best way to neutralize the odors and absorb moisture.
You can place open containers full of baking soda near the carpet and it will take away all the odors in several hours.
For better results, we suggest sprinkling it all over your carpeting and letting it work overnight. Vacuum your carpet properly the next morning to find the odors gone.
3. Vinegar solution
When homeowners ask us about a stronger wet carpet smell, we often suggest a DIY vinegar mixture. Take a spray bottle and mix 1 tbsp of white vinegar with 2 cups of warm water in it.
If the smell is stronger, you can even add a teaspoon of baking soda into it and shake it well. Apply this over your carpet and let it soak this mixture. Once dried, you can vacuum the carpet thoroughly with no traces of wet carpet smell.
4. Deep cleaning
We have seen carpets smelling extensively musty, in which case, we advise Parker residents to opt for deep cleaning. In such cases, your carpets might be growing mold or hiding stubborn stains under the backing which is breeding germs and causing smell.
For deep cleaning, you can opt to shampoo your carpet thoroughly. This will remove all the dirt and germs from its fibers, eliminating the wet carpet smell. Be sure to remove all the excess water after cleaning.
5. Call The Experts
In extreme cases, the musty smell can be stubborn and strong when none of the DIY remedies seem to work. For that, we recommend hiring a professional in Parker.
Professional carpet cleaning can be beneficial in getting rid of stubborn wet carpet smells with industrial deep cleaning and powerful odor neutralizers.
Musty wet carpet smells can be off-putting. They can be a result of moisture left in the carpet fibers and padding. But depending on the severity of the odor, you can use the above DIY tips to get rid of wet carpet smells.
Lastly, if any of the air drying, baking soda, vinegar, or shampooing does not seem to work, that means your carpet needs professional attention from our Parker experts.