Smelly Carpets and How to Tackle Them

There are a number of undesirable odours that can result in smelly carpets; from food and drink spillage to old age, smoke damage and ill-disciplined pets.

Here we look at some of the key ways to deal with a bad smelling carpet and prevent spending thousands of pounds on relaying a fresh surface.

Keep your carpets clean

It sounds obvious, but if your carpet is regularly cleaned and vacuumed this will play a large part in preventing the build-up of the stains and household debris that can cause carpeted surfaces to smell unpleasant. There are also a number of high street products for use when cleaning or vacuuming that can help to temporarily remove stains and odours.

Identify the problem

More often than not there will only be a small section of your carpet that is causing odour to occur, so keep an eye out for problem areas. This could include an area of water damage, an issue with carpet hidden beneath furniture or even a popular spot chosen by an ill-trained household pet. Whatever the issue, isolating the problem will help in finding a solution.

Traditional methods

We can’t guarantee that they will work on the toughest of stains and odours, but there are plenty of traditional methods for cleaning and clearing carpets using a range of ingredients including lemon juice, vinegar and baking soda. As with all home cleaning methods, the results will depend on the fabric or your carpet and the severity of the stain, so we would advise testing the solution before using going ahead…

Hire a professional carpet cleaner

Sometimes, only a professional carpet cleaning service will be able to achieve the results you require for a stained or smelly carpet. At Domestique we can always improve the look and cleanliness of a carpet, with our professional stain removal kit capable of tackling most of the hard-worn spills and residues.

If you would like to find out more about the high quality domestic cleaning services offered by Domestique, please call our friendly team on 0845 625 9895.