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How to get rid of carpet stains or smells with baking soda

How to get rid of carpet stains or smells with baking soda?

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Try this home remedy before contacting local carpet cleaners services

Despite being one of the best ways to make our homes look nice, some homeowners can resent having carpets fitted. Why? Because they tend to become quite a headache to deal with. Carpets are not easy to keep clean, and they can become common breeding grounds for unwelcome sights and smells. 

For example, you might be considering hiring local carpet cleaners services to help you deal with stains.

That might make sense, but before you do that, think about the following remedy first. With the use of good old baking soda, we can often remove stains and spills that will not lift on their own. This stops them from becoming permanent stains on the carpet, and it also helps to reduce the risk of the stain becoming permanent. 

Most importantly, it prevents the stains from producing an unwelcome odour!

Using baking soda to get rid of carpet stains and smells

Known as bicarbonate of soda, baking soda is something that we can use for cleaning as well as for cake making. It is a useful tool for cleaning carpets as it can help to kill off stains and deodorise them at the same time. Removing unwanted smells and scents is much easier simply by using baking soda.

Most of the time, baking soda used over a stain can be highly effective. It is most commonly effective on greasy stains, but it can work well for non-greasy stains like wine and even blood. 

To deal with non-greasy carpet stains, you need to get rid of any residue that has built up. If you have spilt wine, for example, you should blot the wine stain with some paper towels – do not rub, as this will worsen the stain. Do this, and then take some of your baking soda of choice. 

Sprinkle this liberally on top of the stain, and then drop some hot water on top of the baking soda – do not pour lots on. Instead, use a damp washcloth to help drop some small quantities of water on top.

Cover the damp area with paper towels, then place something heavy on top – something like a vase. Leave this to sit for a minimum of 3 hours (preferably overnight), and then remove the object and the towels. Vacuum this area, and you *should* be looking at a completely clean area. If the stain is still visible, repeat this process once again.

For greasy stains, you should follow a similar method but make sure that you focus on removing as much of the grease as you can before you start using baking soda. This can be done by simply blotting the stain to lift as much of it as you can before you do anything else. 

If you follow the above, you should be more likely to look at a fresh, clean, smell and stain-free carpet. 

Is the use of baking soda not enough to deal with carpet stains and smells in Surrey and surrounding areas? Let the Carpet Cleaning Pros team know. We can give you the support you need to offer a more thorough cleaning option. This should help to get your carpet looking – and smelling – as good as new once again.


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