Warm weather brings forth all kinds of smells that have been hanging out in our carpets, such as pet problems, that well-worn sneaker odour. It can all add up to a less than clean smelling home. The good thing is, there is an easy and non-toxic remedy. Learn how to deodorise your carpets without risk and efficiently with this home remedy. Baking soda “adsorbs” odours, which implies it takes off odours from the air. It neutralises the odours in your carpet, so your house will smell like your house and hardly anything else.
Do you have pet odours and other smells invading your carpets? Well, here is how to deodorise them using the inexpensive and natural approach:
Dust baking soda on the carpet. Allow for it to sit overnight or as long as possible (the longer it sits, the more effective it works). Sweep up the larger quantities and vacuum up the remainder. (Remember that your vacuum cleaner bag will eventually get full and weighty.) Perform the process again if you still smell odours you would like to remove. It works amazingly. It sometimes just needs time to work. Just make sure you are using good baking soda.
Note: Damp baking soda works well for a lot of odours. It may also get stuck onto the carpet fibres and become difficult to clean. In case you live in a very humid climate, you could substitute a light spray of white distilled vinegar for the baking soda.
BY GRAEME STEPHENS. PUBLISHED 10/12/2014. UPDATED 19/04/2021