Deodorize your carpet with baking soda

Carpets are exposed not only to dirt and dust but also to all sorts of odors. Regular vacuuming and carpet cleaning doesn’t often help get rid of the unpleasant smells. To do this you will need to use a special deodorizer. Using air fresheners won’t help much as good and bad smells will only mix. If pet odors and other smells have invaded your carpet you will need something special to help you solve the problem. But before you rush to the supermarket to buy a fancy carpet cleaning shampoo or spend lots of money on a professional Islington Cleaners, try our suggestion for a natural carpet deodorizer. This special deodorizer is baking soda. It neutralizes the odors in your carpet, so that your house smells like your house and nothing else. Just follow these simple steps:

Vacuum the carpet carefully to remove all dust and dirt. Move as much furniture as you can out of the room so that you could clean a bigger area of the carpetSprinkle baking soda thoroughly on the carpet. Allow it to stay for at least 15 minutes. Vacuum clean the carpet. Make sure you have removed all the baking soda residues. Now all the bad smells must be gone Baking soda has many benefits. It is cheap, environment-friendly and doesn’t contain any harsh chemicals and fragrances which could cause skin irritations or allergic reactions.

There are many green cleaning recipes that include baking soda. Its abrasive and deodorizing properties make it and ideal drain cleaner too.  Be careful if you use it on wet carpets. Baking soda has mild bleaching properties and could damage bright colored carpets. Always check for color fastness on a small hidden piece of the carpet before applying to the entire room. Although baking soda is natural and non-toxic, you should keep children and pets out of the room while trying to deodorizer the carpet. Also try to avoid contact with the skin and eyes. If this happens, rinse the affected area immediately with warm water.

If you think that you can’t handle such job the you can alway rely on the experts from end of tenancy cleaning Islington companies, or Hammersmith cleaners or other local company. They are well-trained and know how to do their job.

April 29, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Cleaning


Lisa Header is a housewife who really doesn't like cleaning. That is why she always looks for tips to ease the cleaning process and doesn't mind to share them with other people.

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