Ah yes the humble carpet! Love them or hate them, there’s no denying that they’re making somewhat of a come back. Carpets can have the ability to make a room feel cosy and warm and many people and pets alike simply can’t get enough of them. They do however have a fundamental flaw in that odours and dirt can get trapped deep within the fibres and can prove difficult to shift. So if you walk into a room and are thinking “what’s that smell?” then it’s probably going to be your carpet. With this in mind, just how do you get rid of carpet odour? Here are four great tips.
Give it some air
Fresh air is great for all areas of your home including your carpet. So once every few weeks or so (providing the weather is good of course) you might want to think about throwing all your windows and doors open to let some air into the house. You can also try placing a fan or two around the house to circulate the air around.
If you don’t want dirt to become trapped in the fibres then regular vacuuming is a must. You may want to first consult your carpet specialist to see the best type of vacuum to do the job as different carpets require different cleaning methods. If your cat or dog also can’t get enough of your carpet, then you’ll need a vacuum that’s designed to pick up pet hair.
Let’s be clear about this, carpet cleaning deodorisers don’t banish smells, they simply mask them, so it may well be just a temporary solution. However they do have the ability to get rid of smells such as tobacco, strong cooking odours and pet odours, even if it is only for a short while.
Call in the professionals
If you want to keep your carpet looking and smelling great then you should call in a professional cleaning company at least once a year. For high traffic areas such as hallways, then it might be advisable to make it more frequent such as bi-annually. Carpet cleaning companies utilise high-grade steam and hot water cleaners to see that even the most ground-in odours and dirt are removed, leaving your carpet looking brand new. Unfortunately this is something that you aren’t going to achieve with a standard vacuum cleaner.
Keeping your carpet clean and fresh smelling is always going to be an uphill battle but with these tips and some help from the pros, it can be done. If you want to know more about how to keep your carpet looking like new then contact Carpet Cleaning Kings on 1300 7000 75 or email us at [email protected]