How to Remove Carpet Smells Other Household Odors

Posted by Sams Carpet | October 1, 2021 | Sams News
Dirty shoes leaving smells and stains on the carpet

Smelly carpet can happen to anyone. You spill something on your carpet or the kids bring home sweat-soaked athletic wear from their daily sports practice. Your pet’s unfortunate accident. A leak in your home causes a stain on your carpet. Smelly carpet can also be caused by humidity in an area of your home or crawlspace that is virtually unseen.

No matter the cause, carpet stains and odor are unfortunate and inevitable facts of home ownership. It’s common to seek do-it-yourself remedies for carpet stains and damage. But proper treatment is critical in addressing the odor that can be left behind. When left untreated, carpet and other smelly odors can become very difficult to eliminate. Learn how to treat carpet odor and have your home smelling like new again.

Eliminate Carpet Odors at the Source

The first step to treating carpet odor is to identify what’s causing it. Carpet is a warm “welcome home,” but it requires care and maintenance. Carpet that isn’t properly cleaned can become an odor magnet, harboring everything that has been brought across it. If you think of everyone and everything that walks across your carpet, it’s not hard to imagine why it might develop odor problems. Carpet odor is the result of what’s in and has soaked below your carpet. Carpet odor can be caused by pets, human foot traffic, food, soil, and the general dust and debris we bring into our homes on our shoes and feet.

Once you’ve properly diagnosed the source of what’s causing your carpet odor, it’s time to clean your carpets and treat the odor. It’s important to ensure the cleaning and odor treatment you select will also address the carpet pad and underlay. This area below your actual carpet can hold excess moisture and cause additional odors if not cleaned properly. It can be hard to know if your carpet odor is coming from the pad and underlay without the help of a professional carpet cleaning company.

Knock Out Cooking, Sport, Air Odor Smells

Cooking fish for family dinner or using certain seasonings can cause strong odors to linger in the air. Your children come home from a long and hard practice and leave their stinky socks and clothes on a rug, carpet, chair, or anywhere they choose. Over time odors can start getting into your carpets, walls, furniture, and cabinets.  To completely remove these orders, you will need to wipe done everything with a cleaning product that is specially made for your wood furniture and cabinets.

A professional carpet cleaning company like Sams will clean your carpets, area rugs, and upholstered furniture deep down to remove these odors. For air orders, Sams also specializes in processes using odorized equipment to filter and clean the air.

Cut Through Smoke Smells

Maybe your uncle smoked a cigar in your home while visiting, though you kindly asked him not to. Or you had a small accident with a fireplace when you forgot to open the flute. Smoke from either of these can cause lingering odors and you will need to address them right away. If the smoke damaged the walls, you need to clean them. Depending upon how bad it is, you might need to use an oil-based paint to cover the smoke film on the wall. To completely remove smoke smells and residue from carpet, upholstered furniture, and area rugs, contact the professionals Sams Carpet Cleaning & Repairs. Sams can evaluate the situation and give you an appropriate plan of action.

The Most Effective Solution: Professional Carpet Cleaning

A quick online search will reveal plenty of do-it-yourself solutions for home odors, but be careful. Always test a small portion before going all out. Sometimes DIY solutions can cause even more damage.

The best remedy for many household odors is a call to Sams Carpet Cleaning and Repairs, the St. Louis area’s most trusted provider of carpet cleaning and odor removal services. Our professionally trained technicians use the latest technology and equipment available to treat your carpet odor at the source. Sams Carpet Cleaning and Repairs will assess your carpet, area rugs, and upholstery prior to beginning work to ensure we’ve identified the proper solution for your odor problem. In addition to treating carpet odors, we’re also equipped with odorized machines to purify and eliminate odors from the air in your home.

Your home is your refuge. It’s where you land at the end of a long day. Don’t let odors make your home an unpleasant place to be. Contact Sams Carpet Cleaning and Repairs today for a free estimate and assessment for those stubborn odors you simply can’t treat yourself. Sams Carpet Cleaning and Repairs is locally owned and operated in St. Louis and we’ll treat your home as if it were our own.

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