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cb104 05-20-2013 07:06 AM

Musky smelling rugs
Used a carpet cleaner on them. Now, 48 hours later, they smell AWFUL. I mean terrible. I also used the same carpet cleaner on my rooms with carpet and those turned out fine.
How can I eliminate that awful odor from the rugs?

Austin 05-21-2013 09:47 AM

Did you change the water while you were cleaning?

Also, did you do the step where you pulled out the extra water?

Drywallinfo 05-28-2013 09:11 PM

If these are rugs you can hang up, then hang them outside. After a few days, there will be no musty smell. For carpets, get as much fresh air in as possible. Air has ozone in it, a natural odor destroyer. A faster way to eliminate odors is to rent an ozone generating air purifier - the ozone chemically breaks down (oxidizes) the "stink" molecules. These machines work.

Austin 05-30-2013 02:00 PM

I have an ionizer and it works great!

nealtw 05-30-2013 06:21 PM

cb104 06-18-2013 11:53 PM

I used baking soda on them and it fixed them right up.

Austin 06-19-2013 09:23 AM

What was the procedure?

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