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Old 05-20-2013, 08:06 AM  
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Default 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?



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Old 05-21-2013, 10:47 AM  
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Did you change the water while you were cleaning?

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



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Old 05-28-2013, 10:11 PM  
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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.

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I have an ionizer and it works great!

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

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What was the procedure?



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