Pet Accidents: Getting Rid of That Funky Smell
If you want funk in your house, put on a George Clinton album. Funky odors coming out of your carpet however, are not something you want in the house.
If something smells bad, the best thing to do is figure out what is causing the stink as quickly as you can. Calling a professional carpet cleaning company to schedule an appointment is the first step – in the meantime, there are a few things you can do to remove the odor yourself. Just remember, these are temporary solutions. Having a professional clean deep down into the fibers and padding beneath your carpet is the only way to truly remove the mess and the smell that comes with it.
Let’s talk about the most common cause of smelly carpets: Pet Accidents
If you have a pet in the house and it has an accident, the quicker you can clean it up, the less likely you are to have a set-in smell later.
First, you need to grab some paper towels and soak up as much of it as possible. Blot the area – DO NOT rub it in. Many retailers sell pet urine odor removers and if you have one on hand, this would be a good time to spray some on the area. Follow the directions on the bottle to avoid damaging your carpets.
If you find the smelly area after it has had time to dry into the carpet, using baking soda is an option. Sprinkle the powder liberally over the area. You can use a broom to lightly brush the baking soda into the carpet. Let the powder sit at least overnight. If you can stand it, two days delivers the best results. It does take a little while for the baking soda to absorb stuff.
If it’s better, but not gone after round 1, you can do another baking soda treatment. Baking soda is generally safe for all carpets…but it’s not a cure-all. Like we said in the beginning, calling in a professional is the best option as they are equipped with all the necessary tools and supplies to handle these things.
Eco Friend Carpet Care can get rid of the smells using green cleaning supplies that will not harm your carpet, you or your pets. We cover all of Clarke County. Just let us know what you need and we’ll be in touch.