Do you have a nasty odor coming from your carpet? Have you tried buying different deodorizers and nothing seems to work? If so, you should try baking soda on your carpet to remove the odor from your home or business. Baking soda is a chemical compound also known as sodium bicarbonate that has been used for centuries. The ancient Egyptians used a chemical agent made up of mostly baking soda as a type of soap or cleaning agent. There are many uses for baking soda such as toothpaste, soap, deodorant, and cooking. It is also a neutralizing chemical as it reacts with both bases and acids. So what does this mean for you and your carpet? It will absorb those unattractive smells in your carpet making your room attractive again. So what are the steps of using baking soda on carpet in Birmingham, AL to get rid of smells?
- Vacuum first – Most of the dirt found in your carpet fibers are brought in by the shoes of people walking into your home or business. These soils then get compounded and embedded in your carpet and can be tough to remove it not treated. If it is a heavy or medium traffic area, go over it with 5-7 passes with the vacuum cleaner.
- Sprinkle the Baking Soda on the Carpet – Generously sprinkle the baking soda on the carpet and allow it to sit for several hours. The longer it sits, the better results you will get. While the baking soda is sitting on the carpet it is absorbing the odors.
- Vacuum up the Baking Soda – The last step is to vacuum up the baking soda and marvel at the results.
If you must use this remedy to get rid of an odor in your carpet it is probably a good idea to call a professional for a deep cleaning. Although the baking soda may seem like a quick fix, it does not cure the root of the problem. Call W&S Professional Carpet Cleaning for a FREE estimate and revitalize your carpet with a professional cleaning.