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Stinky Carpet-What to do

Updated on November 11, 2010

Stinky Carpet-What to do


Bad odor in the carpet can be caused by several main reasons.

1: Improperly dried after carpet cleaning was done.

2: Pet odor. Your friendly puppy, male cat or other animal friends had to go or mark their spots.

3: Someone smoked in the house or kept the dead fish.

How do you treat them?

Improperly dried after carpet cleaning was done.

1: Open all the doors and windows.

2: Do carpet cleaning again with enzyme base product for pre-spray and extraction.

· Add deodorizer in the extraction tank.

3: Dry carpet properly by using air movers. Dry the carpet quickly as you can.

4: Do not let anyone walk on it for 3 to 4 hours.


2: Pet odor.

1: Use an enzyme product and soak the affected carpet area over night.

Do not flood the carpet, but soak enough to cover an area larger than what the soiled area looks like on the surface

2: If you have spot stains from pet marks, treat them first with proper spotting solutions.

3: Pre-spray the carpet with pre-spray solution.

4: Wait for 10 minutes and extract with a proper extraction solution (or use enzyme based solution).

5: Neutralize PH in the carpet.

6: Dry carpet properly by using air movers. Dry the carpet quickly as you can.

7: Do not let anyone walk on it for 3 to 4 hours.


Someone smoked in the house or kept the dead fish.

1: Use fogging machine with a desired deodorizer over night.

2: Or use an ozone machine over night.

· When you use either machine, the room has to be completely off limits to any living things.

3: Pre-spray with proper extraction solution.

4: Add deodorizer in the extraction solution.

5: Dry the carpet quickly as possible by using air movers.

6: Do not let anyone walk on the carpet for 3 -4 hours.

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