Removing Odours from Carpets, Rugs and Upholstery
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by Jason Neale
Bad smells in carpets are not pleasant, so how can those bad odours be removed from carpets and upholstery? It’s best to hire the services of a professional carpet cleaning company that has an extraction unit capable of doing a deep down steam clean of carpets, rugs and upholstery.
Removal of Odour-Causing Bacteria
After the mark or stain that is causing the odor has been removed, there may still be a smell throughout the house for a few hours. This is because the odor has been releasing bacteria that can be circulated throughout the house in the air. In humid conditions, odours can be even worse. This is because of the moisture content in the air. The best way to fully remove the bad odour from the air is to use a dehumidifier. These units will clean the are in a few hours and will also take the moisture from the air. Some home air conditioning units have a setting to dry the air, so this can be used after the carpet cleaner has cleaned the stain and remove the source of the odour.
Removing an odor from a home is difficult without the help of a professional carpet cleaning company because the full removal of the mark needs to be taken out of the base of the carpet as well as the surface and, in some cases, the underlay also. This can only be done with a powerful steam cleaning extraction unit. If all of the stain is not removed, the smell can remain in the carpet, rugs or upholstery and start to form bacteria. This bacteria can start to permanently stain and damage the surface of the material.
Once bacteria has formed on the surface of carpets, rugs or upholstery, removing it is easy. But removing the mark that it has made is very difficult. In some cases, the mark can be easily removed with just steam cleaning, but sometimes it may have permanently stained the surface. This is why it’s important to call in the help of a professional carpet cleaner to remove the stain as soon as possible.