Musky smelling rugs

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  1. May 20, 2013 #1

    cb104

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    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?
     
  2. May 21, 2013 #2

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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?
     
  3. May 29, 2013 #3

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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!
     
  5. May 31, 2013 #5

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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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