Deodorizing Magic – Getting Rid of the Moldy Smell from Your Carpet

We heard a flood hit your home town. We know how messy and smelly things can get. It becomes impossible to call guests over to your house because there’s this moldy smell in the air. You can’t exactly rip off the carpet in your house, but what you can do is call for a flood carpet cleaning service. These companies have special extraction equipment and commercial fans that help clean up the water and dry the wet mess.

If you haven’t called for this service yet, then you better pick up your phone now!

If your carpet has been cleaned by professionals but the smell is still there, here are a few hacks that you can try to get rid of that nasty smell:

Hack #1

Baking Soda

Baking soda is the ultimate, natural household cleaner that is included in just about every DIY cleaning solution. Before you try this hack, we would like to warn you that using baking soda is a bit tricky. If your carpet has long fibers, then you will have to proceed with caution.

Simply sprinkle some baking soda on the carpet with a light hand. Avoid walking on the carpet during this time. Vacuum the carpet in the morning.

Hack #2


Vinegar cuts any smell and leaves the object with a faint yet, indescribable smell that is pretty good. You can only use white vinegar with additives or coloring. Mix 1 part vinegar with 2 parts water in a spray bottle and spray the mixture on the carpet. The water will dry overnight and you will wake up to a fresh-smelling carpet.

Hack #3


The best solution to deodorize the carpet with, after you have opted for flood carpet cleaning, is alcohol! Look around in your makeup box and get the rubbing alcohol because that will do the trick too. Alcohol dries faster and takes away the bad smell pretty quickly. However, be careful with the application. Alcohol is highly flammable, so once you use this solution for cleaning; you cannot do anything fire-related near the carpet.

So, there you have it — three simple and extremely effective tricks that will leave your carpet smelling odorless. One thing you need to know is that all these hacks must be used in moderation. It’s possible that the solutions might destroy the quality of the carpet. If you feel that smell still persists, then call for flood carpet cleaning again.

STOP Restoration is a cleaning and restoration service that provides all sorts of repairs. Their technicians are experts at extracting and drying areas that have been damaged by water. Their services are available in Boulder City, Summerlin, Whitney Ranch and many other areas. Make a quick call to S.T.O.P. at (702) 803-3094 for emergency cleaning services.